Category: Events

Press Release – July 21 – Olga Pérez – Grand Slam 2010 First Person Arts Winner

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon Will Feature Olga Pérez, Winning Storyteller – 2010 Summer Grand Slam First Person StorySlam, Along with Attendee Readings, Tuesday, July 21.


Tuesday, May 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) – guidelines for reading. – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, July, 21. Olga S. Pérez will deliver heart-warming tales about her incredible journey with Carlitos her faithful strap-on. Her award winning true story is not to be missed. Olga is a motivational speaker, life strategist and founder of The Charge Station™ Empowerment Happy Hour events.


Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – TBA


Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.


PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 65 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (98 years young) will recite her original erotica/sex journals.


Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-7:30, readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students and seniors to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.


Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010


“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010


“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

First-time attendee and reader 2013



Celebrate Tonight 7 Years of the Erotic Literary Salon With Author IJ Miller

Tonight you will hear Wuthering Heights read with much sizzle. IJ Miller, author of Wuthering Nights the erotic version of Emily Bronte’s classic, is the featured presenter this evening. The Audio version was nominated for the 2014 Audie Award for distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.


Dr. Frances Seidman, the Salon’s nonagenarian in residence is back from snow-bird country. You do not want to miss her stories of love remembered and new love.

Chocolate kisses for all.

Please join me in celebrating 7 years of The Erotic Literary Salon.

Happy 7th Anniversary-Tuesday-May 19-The Erotic Literary Salon

Happy Anniversary to the Erotic Literary Salon. A grand evening next Tuesday, May 19th.

Press Release:



“Vintage erotic art prints that depict female anatomy are delicious when tastefully done. This surreal antique botanical collage “lady garden” is composed of a strange rubyfruit jungle of exotic flowers in a delightful tropical botanical arrangement that mimics the delicate flower that is a ladies… tender undercarriage (or anatomical genitalia). I imagine this floral art print may represent the female anatomy of Mother Nature, a green alien female, a powerful Earth spirit, a fairy or elemental, or a sensual woman from Venus off some Star Trek episode. It is erotic surrealism at its finest.

“Lady Garden”, a giclée print of an original collage illustration by Marabelle Hincher.

2014 Strange Anatomy Series.

This piece has an antiqued background with a white border, but is also available in white for a more modern print look (here: And it comes in several sizes.

At the larger sizes, over a fireplace, it could be called a real “conversation piece”. It’s like, oh lord, it’s just right there in your face. A bold, ballsy design choice.

This is one of the most popular and most remarked on pieces from my recent show, “Strange Anatomy”, in which I took elements from antique illustrations 100-200 years old and re-collaged them as new imaginative anatomical images. Anatomy is a hobby of mine, as is Surrealism, so the theme blended perfectly. It’s not the only piece containing antique Botany, I have several others including one with Hellish Walnuts (Common Underworld Walnuts), one with a meaty bleeding Blood Orange, a surreal Peach, and a muscled Pear woman torso.

This piece features an anatomical “lady garden”, where the mainly tropical plants and flowers are tastefully arranged to resemble a woman’s genitalia. The pitcher plant is a particularly nice touch. It’s how I imagine the lady bits might look on a woman from Venus. There is a roman numeral in the corner. All of the pieces in this series were numbered.

Fill your eyes and enjoy, my lovely ones.”

Discount Code for – SexX Interactive Conference & Workshops This Weekend

SEXx Interactive is a multi-day sex-positive conference featuring workshops, academic presentations, art galleries, and performances. It celebrates the mind, body and soul of sexuality.


IMPORTANT: Use Code SEXXEROTIC for 15% discount – good for one workshop, one day, or all weekend.
Student & Senior discounts also on website.

Add this hashtag to all online p/r posts & social media invites: #SEXxPHL

My workshops and SexX event below:

May 8, Friday

11:21a- 11:28: What is Your Recipe For Sexual Ecstasy? 6 Word Sex Memoir (MIND)

3:45-5:15: Session D: Ageless Sex: Does Sex Have an Expiration Date? (MIND)

5:30-6:30: Session B: Everything you Wanted to Know about Women’s Orgasms, but  {had} no one to ask (MIND)

May 9, Saturday

2:30-4: Session C: Terri Clark and Susana Mayer: Touch Me…Touch Me Not: Relationships and Skin Hunger (BODY)

Entire program:

For Details:
IMPORTANT: Use Code SEXXEROTIC for 15% discount – good for one workshop, one day, or all weekend.
Student & Senior discounts on website.
SEXx Interactive is a multi-day sex-positive conference featuring workshops, academic presentations, art galleries, and performances. We seek to celebrate the mind, body and soul of sexuality.
Conference Schedule :

6:00pm- 8:00pm Registration and Mixer at Sexploratorium- 317 South St. 10:00 pm- 2:00 am Bob & Barbara’s Drag Show -1509 South St.

Friday- 1st Unitarian Church- 2125 Chestnut St

8:00am- 9:00am Registration

9:00am- 10:00am Welcome from the SEXx Team

10:00am- 12:00pm TED Style Talks:

10:00a- 10:07: Erin Crabill: How to be a Good Consumer of Sexual Services (MIND)
10:09a- 10:16: Leah M. Morgan Anderson: Taboo Secrets (MIND)
10:18a- 10:25: Katie Starrantino: Cancer and Sex (MIND)
10:27a- 10:34: Deb Hinchey: Active, Informed, and Enthusiastic Consent and its Roots in BDSM (MIND)
10:36a- 10:43: Lorena Olvera: Poemas de Amor y Sexo (CORAZON)
10:45- 10:52: Mallory Rhodes: The Afterglow (HEART)
10:54a- 11:01: M Dante: Romantic Love of Erotic Labor (MIND)
11:03a- 11:10: Sarah D’Andrea: Finding Body Positivity from My Menstrual Cup (MIND)
11:12a- 11:19: Susana Mayer: What is Your Recipe For Sexual Ecstasy? 6 Word Sex Memoir (MIND)
11:30pm- 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm- 1:45pm TED Style Talks Pt 2:

1:00p- 1:07: Susan DiPronio: Surrender (HEART)
1:09p- 1:16: Annalisa Castaldo: SM is Not D/s (and Why it Matters) (MIND)
1:18p- 1:25: Messy Potamia: Messy Analysis of Penile Biodiversity (HEART)
1:27p- 1:34: Laura Weiner: PTSG: Post Traumatic Stress Growth and the Power of Vulnerability (HEART)
1:36p- 1:43: Bevin Branlandingham: Reclaiming Sexuality From a Society that Wants You Disappeared (HEART)
1:45pm- 2:00pm Break

2:00pm- 3:30pm 90 Minute Workshops

Session A: Ignacio Rivera: Trans-Queering your Sex (BODY)
Session B: Ashley Netanel: Storytelling Sex: Crafting Narratives to Share Experiences and Build Community (MIND)
Session C: Morgan Thorne: Demystifying Asexuality (MIND)
Session D: Louis A. Ortiz-Fonseca: Screening of the Gran Varones “Our Legacy is Alive.” (HEART)
3:30pm- 3:45pm Break

3:45pm- 5:15pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Rachel Kramer Bussel: Erotica 101 (MIND)
Session B: Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP: Picking a Sex-Positive Therapist: Hints From a Survey of Local Psychotherapists (MIND)
Session C: Morgan Thorne: Building Better BDSM Communities (MIND)
Session D: Susana Mayer: Ageless Sex: Does Sex Have an Expiration Date? (MIND)

5:15pm- 5:30pm Break
6:00pm- 7:00pm 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Susana Mayer: Everything you Wanted to Know about Women’s Orgasms, but {had} no one to ask (MIND)
Session B: Kathy Turnowchyk: Don’t Wait till the Sex Bomb is Dropped: Creating a Community of Askable Adults (MIND)
Session C: Jermel Wallace: Crazy Sh*t People Say- A Dialogue to De-stigmatize HIV (MIND)
Session D: Tammyrae B: Breaking the Barrier (HEART)
Session E: Pierre CorVair: Boylesque 101 (BODY)
Session F: Sonalee Rashatawar: I Like ‘Em Fat Like That: The Implications of the Fat Positivity Movement on Sexuality (MIND)
Session G: Goddess Thain: How to Talk to Your Client About Kink/Poly/LGBTQIA Issues (specifically for sexual & mental health professionals) (MIND)
7:00pm- 7:15 pm Break

7:15pm- 8:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Carlos Decena

8:15 pm- 8:30 pm Break

8:30pm- 11:30pm Performance & Film:

8:30- Sebastian Cummings
8:55 – Jacqueline Mary – film
9:40 – David and Rachel – Comedygasm
10:20 – Clark Mathews – film
10:50 Jefferson Bare
10:30pm- 11:30pm DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour (free for attendees, $10 for others)

11:30pm- 2:00am SEXx Dance Church (dance party)

Saturday -1st Unitarian Church- 2125 Chestnut St

8:00am- 9:00am Registration

9:00am- 10:00am Second Keynote- Feminista Jones

10:00am- 10:15am Break

10:15am- 11:15am 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Deborah Hinchey: Rope Bondage Basics: How to be Knotty (BODY)
Session B: Ashley Netanel: What Do You Mean by “Kinky”? A BDSM Primer for the Sexually Curious (MIND)
Session C: Alex Bove: The Trouble with Hairy Palms: A Brief History of Male Masturbation (MIND)
Session D: Caitlin Murphy: DeTox: Eliminating Toxic Ingredients and Materials from Sex Toys, Lube, and Sexual Wellness Products (MIND)
Session E: Rough RydeHer: Dragging and Passing (BODY)
Session F: Al Vernacchio: Pizza: The Key to Stopping Sexual Assault and Promoting Sexual Justice (MIND)
Session G: Jessica Rosenberg: Sex as a Spiritual Practice (HEART)
11:15am- 11:30am Break

11:30am- 1:00pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Morgan Thorne: Canadian Prostitution Laws: The Repressive New Regime (MIND)
Session B: Lorena Olvera: Fighting Oppression Through Theater (HEART)
Session C: Jefferson Bare: Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire & Romance (HEART)
1:00pm- 2:30pm Lunch

2:30pm- 4:00pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Lex Loro & Emmett Patterson: Not Your Average Sex Talk: Creating Inclusive Peer-to-Peer Sex Education on College Campuses (MIND)
Session B: Leela Sinha: Telling the Sexy Truth: authentic communication from the body outward (MIND)
Session C: Terri Clark and Susana Mayer: Touch Me…Touch Me Not: Relationships and Skin Hunger (BODY)
Session D: Goddess Thain: Sharps Play: Needleplay & Staplework (BODY)
4:00pm- 4:15pm Break

4:15pm- 5:15pm 60 Minute Workshops: Session A: Takeallah Rivera: Fast-Tailed Girls: Modesty and Sexuality in Black Female Culture (MIND)
Session B: Tibbie X: GASH UNIVERSE- Uniting Sexuality, Rock-n-Roll, Family, Spirituality out and proud in a Conservative Nation (MIND)
Session C: Sebastian Cummings: Sex: Learning To Unlearn (HEART)
Session D: Sonalee Rashatwar : Decolonizing Sex Positivity (HEART)
Session E: Francisco Zavala: Working with LGBT Youth (BODY)
5:00- 7:00 “Looking” Opening Reception at Albominium (1318 Walnut St, 3rd Floor) Exhibiting the work of artists: Kiera Westfall, Peter Checchia, Tara Lessard, Laura Weiner, Susan DiPronio, Leah Appleton and Albo Jevons. Closing May 10 1-4 pm.

5:15pm- 5:30pm Break

5:30pm- 6:30pm 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Timaree Schmit, Ph.D.: Vampires, Leatherface & Girls in their Underwear: Sexuality in Horror Movies (MIND)
Session B: Erin Crabill: How Sex for Money Became a “Social Evil” (MIND)
Session C: Katelyn Regan: Media Influences on Western Pubic Hair Removal Practices: The Demise of the “Natural” Look (MIND)
Session D: shay(den) n. gonzalez & Ignacio Rivera: Advancing Poly Caucus (HEART)
Session E: Sonalee Rashatawar & Sukriti Dabral: Mindfulness for your Everyday Life (BODY)
6:30pm- 6:45pm Break

6:45pm- 7:45pm Third Keynote Speaker- Ignacio Rivera

7:45pm- 9:00pm Dinner Break

9:00pm- 2:00am Evening Events: Aviary at William Way Center (1315 Spruce St); Stimulus: Back2Basics at Tabu Lounge (200 S 12th St); Gabriel Martinez’s Art Performance “Iniciación” at Bike Stop (206 S Quince St), to be followed by Candela Queer Latino dance party, featuring live performance by Lady LaBelle (free for attendees, $5 for others)