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Reminder-Next Tuesday-March 20-The Erotic Literary Salon Live, International Sex Worker Rights Day- March 14

Industry Night – A celebration of International Sex Worker Rights Day. Meet-Greet-Socialize.

Press Release-March 20-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed, Sex Bucket List

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, The Salon’s First Sex Bucket List, Tuesday, March 20.


Friday March 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, – guidelines for reading. – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, . The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period.


The Erotic Literary Salon will continue offering monthly word play. Last month we inaugurated the first Erotic Mad-Libs. This month be prepared to create the Erotic Literary Salon’s Sex Bucket List. Come bring your naughty, spicy, delicious thoughts and expand your sexual repertoire.


PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website.


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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. Admission is $12, discounted for students and seniors to $10. 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



TONIGHT-Erotic Mad-Lib at The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Live, Sex In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White

Tonight is the first time the Erotic Literary Salon will celebrate Valentine’s Day with Erotic Mad-Libs. Audience participation is welcome.


Sex In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White

Tomorrow – Wednesday February 21, 2018 @ 7PM

Sex and Race.
It’s far beyond black and white.

No matter how consistently common the commentary, the topic of race is timeless. But what lies underneath the tension and the taboo? Can you even talk about race without thinking of sex?

Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter proudly presents Sex in The Struggle “Interracial Uprising: Colorful conversations about the myths, magic and madness of sex and race.” This exhilarating installment in The Sex In The Struggle series happens Wednesday February 21, 2018 @ 7PM at the historic Rotunda on the campus of University of Pennsylvania.

Ulysses will be joined by co-host Monica Day, poet and author of the new book Play Wild, Stay Safe. (Monica Day has been a featured reader at the Salon).

Tickets go on sale Friday January 26, 2018 @

Sex in The Struggle is an exciting multi-faceted intimacy experience advocating social healing through sexual healing. Our event promotes a policy of intimacy where everyone can choose deeper human connections through direct physical contact and sensuous surrender. Our exciting event will feature entertaining and informative segments focused on health, pleasure, religion and much more.

This Tuesday-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed, Newsletter

Hope to see you this Tuesday, February 20th for Erotic Mad Libs and the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day once again.

I don’t usually post the bi-monthly newsletter, but I wanted to give you a sample of what you miss if you don’t sign up.

Hello Friends of the Erotic Literary Salon,


Announcing V2: Creation Myth – February 23 & 24. Benefit performce 3 days after the Salon. I along with co-producer of the Salon Heather Shayne Blakeslee, are involved in this event. Please come to support us and give to a good cause. Additional events posted below.


Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with Walter’s Erotic Mad-Libs. Walter the co-host of the Adult S+x-Ed section, will be creating a wonderful Mad-Lib for you to help fill-in.


Another month of audience driven s+xuality questions and answers, readers sharing their pieces, plus the opportunity to participate by reading quotes on all things s+xy and s+xual.


The following paragraph gets harder and harder to write, yet more important. We need a space to relieve our souls of anxiety. –  Leave politics at home for a night, enjoy the safe and comfortable space of the Salon. Where s+x and s+xuality are verbally shared along with the many styles of erotica. Attendees are encouraged to meet and greet before and after Salon, plus during intermission.


Adult S+x-Ed Salon: All questions and answers are audience driven and discussions are facilitated by founder and host Dr. Susana Mayer and co-host Walter. Annonymous questions will be collected at the door. Come prepared to share or just to listen and enjoy.
Doors open 6:30, Adult S+x-Ed Q&A 7:00-8:00, readings start at 8:30 – all times approximate.


PRESS RELEASE – February 20 –


Pricing – $12.00 general admission, students (21+), seniors and military $10
Prior to Readings – Adult S+x-Ed Q & A with S+xologist Dr. Susana Mayer and Co-host Walter
***New protocol for reading – sign up at door evening of event. Instructions for reading found at guildlines:

My letter to Philadelphia Inquirer responding to men 24 meds women 0. Curious? Follow link below.
In case you missed me on WHYY Radio:


The Pulse’s Valentine’s Weekend special.
4 minute interview


The Pulse – Love and Lust: Aphrodisiacs

My letter to The Inquirer editor:

The Erotic Literary Salon in print, Sens+xual: A Unique Anthology 2013, Vol 1 & 2. Purchase at: Please leave a comment on Amazon.
FREE Kindle app to read this ebook on any electronic device with screen:

Frances’ video reading, “Go the Fok to Sleep” can be viewed here: Please leave a comment for Frances so she can read it on her iPad. – no joke.
Doors open 6:30, Adult S+x-Ed Q&A 7:00-8:00, readings start at 8:30 – all times approximate.

I also blog irregularly. Postings usually deal with newsworthy & not so newsworthy s+xual issues that include my s+x positive spin, steamy stories, and interesting events.

I am tweeting, do follow @TheEroticSalon.





Feb 17: Four Workshop Series: Building and Sustaining a Tantric Relationship 7-9pm a Dvora Paul Event


Feb 19: Bi-Pan-Fluid Discussion Group


Feb 21: S+x In The Struggle: interracial uprising Beyond Black and White


Feb 23 & 24: V2: Creation Myth


Feb 27: 6SEX6 Metal Burlesque Party


Feb 28: Philly Black Trans History: A Multigenerational Panel Discussion


March 9: DTF: Darryl & Timaree Fun Hour 03/09/18


April 14: Love’s Not Color Blind Book Signing & Discussion Group



The Erotic Literary Salon monthly event, every third Tuesday of the month. Always a featured presenter, Adult S+x-Ed, plus approx. 10-15 readers sharing erotica and s+x memoirs – UNCENSORED.


DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour

2nd Friday of the month.


S+xploratorium Adult S+x-Ed Calendar brought to you by


Kink Shoppe Events Calendar


The Sweet Spot

You all remember Ainsley Burrows founder and host of the Sweet Spot, featured reader April 2014, hear his words:

Peek-A-Boo Revue – Burlesque: Ongoing shows


Burlesque Every Monday in Philadelphia – 6 Appeal Performance Art

Dr. Sketchy– Provocative models to sketch or just view – ongoing shows

Please post information and reviews regarding the Erotic Literary Salon to various blog sites you visit. If you write for any blogs, please contact me and perhaps we can create an interesting article or interview you can post.

***Parking directly across the street from TIME restaurant.

Mark your calendar: Tuesday, February 20, always the third Tuesday of the month.

Susana Mayer PhD
Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon