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Comedy-Gasm! Gets its Groove On! Tonight-Saturday-July 19

I’m so very proud of Rachel Fogletto, the founder and host of Comedy-Gasm. She got her start at the Erotic Literary Salon, has created a most successful event, and still comes back to read/perform her work. Thank you Rachel.


That’s right! It’s exactly what you think! We’re getting off (as usual) in the same great place with philly legend, KeithFromUpDaBlock with a jam packed show you won’t want to miss! Seriously, don’t be selfish…everyone wants you to be there…and you wouldn’t want to disappoint everyone, would you? Come for the laughs, stay for the Donkey Punch…replace your feelings of paternal abandonment with laughter and this month, MUSICAL laughter. We do this for love!

Hosted by: Rachel Fogletto


Katrina Braxton (Philly’s Phunniest Semi-Finalist 2014)
Chris Whitehair MTVU College Quickies; Rooftop National College Comedy Competition)
Mikey Garcia (Tight Six; Philly’s Phunniest 1993)
Shari Franklin (twitter @ShariSuki)

and comedic musical genius extraordinaire:

KeithFromUpDaBlock (Crispy Cream Chasers; Standup At the Movies)

8PM Door, 8:45 showtime (This means you have plenty of time to snag a great seat!)
$10 plus donations welcome
DRINK SPECIALS! (Shitty-Wides, Donkey Punch, and whatever Adam Burton decides to put in your face that night)
UPSTAIRS at the Irish Pol!

Today-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, Sexuality-Intimacy & Aging Conference

Tonight, Tuesday, July 15, The Erotic Literary Salon-Live. Bring umbrella, please don’t let a little thing called water stop you from enjoying this wonderful edutainment event.


I shall be one of the speakers at the Sexuality and Aging Consortium’s Annual Conference, Sept. 19,20 at Widener University.

Susana Mayer, MPH, PhD, Behind and Beyond the Doors of The Erotic Literary Salon: The Power of Uncensored Words

The Erotic Literary Salon is an edutainment event where no words are ever censored. Join founder and host Susana Mayer, Ph.D. as she recreates the Salon; reading sexual explicit writings along with your crafted anonymous six-word sex memoir. Dr. Mayer will also present the Salon’s history and how it developed into a ‘verbal’ freedom house for sexuality. You will be shown how to use erotica and the Salon format both professionally and personally as a tool for sexual healing, growth, transition, and of course, pleasure.

For more information on other speakers and workshop presentations:

Next week-July 15-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, How to Lose Your Virginity-Video-only $4.99

Erotica Author Heidi Champa, featured presenter will read from her new novel next week. You don’t want to miss her steamy words.

Rent video for 24 hours for only $4.99 How to Lose Your Virginity.

Watch Trailer:  

Comedy-Gasm w/Rachel Fogletto, Ageless Sex-Viagra-Soft Penis

June 21, Tonight, Philadelphia’s Comedy-Gasm! Brings the Heat!


  • at 8:00pm
  • The Irish Pōl

    45 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106It’s been a long, cold winter and we are ready to welcome the HEAT with open arms, and raise the bar by providing a night of nonstop laughter and entertainment! The weather is breaking, so come out and celebrate the summer solstice by letting us open you up and get your game going correct. The weather is warm, the Donkey Punch is cold, the comedians are HOT – act accordingly!
Hosted by: Rachel Fogletto


Hillary Rea (Tell Me A Story)

Raj Belani (Caroline’s on Broadway; Gotham Comedy Club)
Kricket Lee (Kricket’s Comedy; Down and Out on; DILF)
Chris O’Connor (House of Black; Samesies; Producer of Hang On w/ Aaron Nevins)
Dan Vetrano (Tight Six; Phillys Phunniest Semi-Finals 2014)

Doors at 8PM Showtime: 8:45 PM – Come early for a good seat!
$10 plus donations welcome
21 +
UPSTAIRS at the Irish Pol

Ageless Arousal: Despite what they say in those Viagra ads, sex is not a win-lose game

by Michael Metz and Barry McCarthy, from Psychotherapy Networker
January-February 2009

Twenty or thirty years ago, it was assumed that 90 percent of erectile problems were caused by psychological or relational factors. But our culture tends to veer wildly from one extreme to another, and the current majority view is firmly in the opposite camp: Faulty physiology is to blame. Luckily, there’s been a neat little remedy on the market since 1998: Viagra. The entire North American population seems to devoutly believe in its powers to restore the sexual vigor, and rigor, of youth.

For the majority of middle-aged and older men experiencing problems getting and maintaining erections, however, the drugs promoted in the media are hardly a panacea.

Consider Bill. Bill is 51 years old and has been married for seven years to his partner Cynthia, who is 48. Like half of men by age 50, Bill has begun experiencing occasional difficulties getting an erection.

Believing that a little blue pill would do the trick, Bill went alone to get some Viagra. His doctor made sure he had no systemic medical problems and then prescribed the medication. The doctor assumed that the pill, all by itself, would bring back the frisky, confident potency Bill had enjoyed earlier in life.

In fact, Viagra did improve matters, but the results were oddly disappointing. Because he wasn’t entirely sure of the longevity of his new chemically induced erection, Bill was often in an anxious “use it or lose it” mode. Cynthia didn’t want to add to his anxiety, so she didn’t object to the speediness of the proceedings, but she (understandably) found sex uncomfortable when her body hadn’t had time to “get into it.”

Disconcerted, Bill stopped taking the pill within a few months and began avoiding sex completely. He didn’t think there was a solution: He’d seen the doctor and taken his Viagra. What else could he do?

This didn’t seem like much of a plan to Cynthia, who felt emotionally rejected, sexually abandoned, and completely blindsided by the deterioration of their relationship.

At heart, the problem was the disabling, but very common, belief held by both Bill and Cynthia that sex is a zero-sum game, a win-lose athletic performance, measured entirely by the “success” or “failure” of the arousal-intercourse-orgasm sequence. So the first step was to educate the couple to the amazing possibility that they could develop a new sexual style, replete with desire, pleasure, and mutual satisfaction.

What’s known as “good enough sex” therapy doesn’t attempt to have a couple talk through their sexual impasses. Instead, it uses psychosexual skill exercises designed in session to eliminate performance demands on each partner.

Cynthia and Bill learned how to build comfort with touch, both inside and outside the bedroom, how to take turns being stimulated, how to make verbal requests, and how to “let their fingers do the talking.” They explored Cynthia’s patterns of receptivity and response. They created opportunities for Bill to “piggyback” his arousal on Cynthia’s, a totally new experience for him. Bill also had to learn that life wasn’t over when sex didn’t end with intercourse—that they could both be happy and comfortable with an erotic, nonintercourse scenario, sensual cuddling that ended in sleep, or a request for a rain check.

At first Bill disliked the idea of doing exercises that not only permitted but required him to lose his erection—to let it wax and wane—while he and Cynthia focused on pleasuring. But once the performance anxiety was removed, he grew to enjoy the playfulness of sex and learned not to panic if his erection “took a break.” Both Cynthia and Bill found the emphasis on giving each other pleasure a positive experience, which helped them feel like an intimate team again.

To achieve satisfying, mature sex, it’s vital that…

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