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Press Release-March 17- St. Patrick’s Day Salon-Featuring Jackie

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, the Captivating Jackie Will Present “What Makes Me Wet,” Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, March 17.


Tuesday, February 25, 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, March 17. Jackie, a regular attendee of the Salon, will share an excerpt from her longer piece “What Makes Me Wet.” Her autobiographical erotica will have your head spinning as your perceptions and notions of sexuality are challenged.

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 (97 years young) occasionally recites her original erotica.

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



Tonight, Feb 21, Comedy-Gasm! Just Wants to Love You!, Dan Savage’s Humptour

Rachel Fogletto is a regular contributor at the Salon and founder/host of the Comedy-Gasm. Her show is a must see. For the visual folks, Dan Savage’s Humptour – see below.


Valentine’s Day didn’t go your way? Is the month of “love” making you feel more like “month of ordering chinese food from grubhub and drunk-Tindering?” Well we have your V-Day-Plan-B right here! Kick back, grab a drink and laugh along with all the saturday-night-date you need! This month’s lineup is sure to pull at your heart strings:

Host: Rachel Fogletto

Improv from Alyssa Barrett JacksonSamantha Amanda & Sheila Master of Lady Rutherford! (The Slumber Party! Come on- Dare Us!)

Stand-up from:

Brandon Vincent Jackson (Blue Hen Comedy; Black Privilege Comedy Show)
Garrett Smith (We Do!; I Like To Movie Movie!)
Vickie Fernandez (Vicious Variety Comedy Show; Ariel Gore’s Literary Kitchen)
Alex Grubard (Curses!; Helium; Cape Fear Comedy Festival)

$7 super new presale option at:

$10 at door plus donations welcome!

*Pre-sale tix do not guarantee reserved seats, but entry only. Please arrive promptly for a good seat!

8pm doors open; 8:45 show!
Upstairs at The Irish Pol

For the visual folks -

The dirty film festival
curated by Dan Savage

Since 2005, the HUMP! Film Festival has challenged ordinary people from all over the Pacific Northwest to become temporary porn-stars by making their very own five-minute dirty movies for a chance to win big cash prizes. And they did not disappoint! The resulting short films run the gamut of sexual styles: straight, gay, lesbian, transgender… every color in the sexual rainbow. Created and performed by sex-positive people just like you, HUMP! films are sexy, funny, thought-provoking, artistic, outrageous, and oh so real. Now, we’re bringing the very best of HUMP! to your town! See 18 of the hottest HUMP! films in action. They’ll make you laugh, squeal, and marvel at the broad (and creative) range of human sexuality. It’s the best of HUMP! You’ll be glad you came.

10th Annual Poly Living-Weekend Polyamory Conference-Lovemore-PA-Feb 20-22

I have presented workshops at this conference in the past. This is an excellent place for people to get started in poly and for those who want to catch up with their friends in the poly community.

Poly Living is a place to learn relationship skills that support healthy polyamorous relationships, to connect with like minded people, explore possibilities and have fun.

Ten Years of Expanding Love and Opening Hearts


Since 2005 when George Marvil hosted the first Poly Living Conference in Philadelphia, it has been the best place to warm up your winter with fun, learning and polyamory community. Whether you are new to polyamory and wanting to find out more, a professional interested in helping clients or an experienced poly person looking to have fun with old friends, Poly Living is a great place to learn, explore and connect with real people.

Tonight – The Erotic Literary Salon-Live with Monica Day (Power of One Program) and the Femme-Mynistiques

Roads all clear in Center City, Philadelphia after a dusting of snow. Just enough to look like a winter wonderland and hide all the grime of the city.

So very excited about this evening’s entertainment, plus the readers of the Salon.

The Femme-Mynistiques are back with their powerful a cappella voices. Combining hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo, electronic music – and for those who don’t usually appreciate hip hop, sit back, relax and open your ears to some of the best sounds around.


Monica Day will be sharing her erotic life, fearlessly and totally uncensored for this her fourth Valentine’s presentation at the Salon. Monica is an artist, writer, performer, workshop leader and personal coach, plus the founder of The Sensual Life and the Power of One Program.

We have all experienced the power of both sharing and witnessing the intimacies of others at the Salon. People’s lives transform when they are able to share themselves in intimate ways with a room full of strangers. We have a fundamental need to be seen, and an equally strong desire to hear about the inner lives of others to validate our own experience.
Once, we sat around fires, and we shared ourselves with one another — deeply, creatively, vulnerably. It forged our ties as a family, a tribe. But today, we have made artists the keepers of our collective stories and experiences — and for many of us, it has limited our access to their power to transform and heal us.
Monica Day’s program — The Power of One — seeks to reclaim the power of expression, and return it to the source. To place the brave person willing to speak themselves into the world, onto the stage.
We have become a world of watchers. Television, movies, theater — we go, looking for ourselves in that mirror. Wanting to be moved, inspired, turned on — by the artists we employ to act out our cultural narrative.
The entertainment value may be incredible — but often, the real, raw, vulnerable truth is missing.
We have watched Monica Day explore this theme at the Salon for many years now — both in her own readings, as well as those she works with in her workshops. The Power of One is her most ambitious program yet — 5 people will take 10 months to create their own, individual, solo show, which will be professionally staged, performed, and filmed in NYC the first weekend of December.
She is currently interviewing candidates for the program, so if you are interested, contact her. We would love there to be a few local participants who might share their words with us as they develop them.
The Salon has witnessed the transformation of several participants from Monica’s previous workshops. It was awe inspiring for the attendees to watch her students evolve and grow on so many levels.
Don’t forget to come hear Monica read at the Salon tonight.