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Press Release- May 20 – Femme-mynistiques

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Philadelphia’s Femme-mynistiques & Gender/Sexual Health Equality Advocate Terri Clark, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, May 20.


Monday, April 21, 2013

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, May 20. The Femme-mynistiques are a unique force bringing together the skills of Plum Dragoness, Lady Omni & Alexa Gold. Together the Femme-mynistiques are a righteous storm creating a innovative niche on the scene with their awe-inspiring original fusion of Lyrical Poetry, Omnipotent Raps & Siren Vocals set to dynamic variety of conscious hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo & electronic music. Performances blend their respective skillfulness in music production, dance choreography, theater arts, poetry as performance and song writing into an illuminating blend of ancient rites that celebrate the modern spirit of freedom, unity and love.

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

The Talk: For Adults will be lead by educator and counselor Terri Clark, gender and sexual health equality advocate. She will address the myths of bisexuality and use the Klein sexual orientation grid to help in understanding the dynamics and many facets of this sexual identity.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 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 (96 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. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and 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



Exhibit – That’s So Gay: Outing Early America – The Library Company of Philadelphia

The following information has been taken from the Library Company of Philadelphia events and home page. I shall admit while getting lost in the abyss of the Internet I found this institution. I have lived in Philadelphia for a decade and had never heard of the Library Company. Join me June 30th for the reception of the exhibit, That’s So Gay: Outing Early America.



Monday, June 30, 2014

Reception at the Library Company with an opportunity to view the exhibition “That’s So Gay,” followed by a concert by Philadelphia Voices of Pride at the William Way LGBT Community Center.  Philadelphia Voices of Pride is a vocal ensemble devoted to promoting a positive image of the LGBT community. The concert will draw inspiration from the Library Company’s sheet music collection. In addition, the tap dancing group Men on Tap will perform their hit number “Light in the Loafers.”


(February 10 – October 17, 2014)

The exhibition That’s So Gay: Outing Early America will show that – like African Americana and women’s history – the abundance of resources documenting homosexuality at the Library Company merely needs to be revealed. To paraphrase the late gay activist Harry Hay (1912-2002), history knows more about gay people than it knows it knows.

How can we know whether someone was gay? There are many answers to that question, but ultimately we cannot know whether a person who lived in the past would be called lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender today.

That does not mean that we cannot study gay history. Individuals took part in same-sex relationships, wrote poems and novels celebrating such relationships, deviated from gender norms, and suffered for transgressive behavior in ways that are well-documented in the historical record. Gayness can also be considered a shared cultural experience based on an intrinsically gay outlook on the world.

“That’s So Gay” Exhibition Open in the Evening, June 9-13, 2014

To celebrate Gay Pride Month, the Library Company will extend the hours for its exhibition gallery until 8 p.m. the week of June 9th.  Come see “That’s So Gay: Outing Early America.” No reservations required.

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries.  Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.  Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America’s oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800.  The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War.

The mission of the Library Company is to preserve, interpret, make available, and augment the valuable materials in our care. We serve a diverse constituency throughout Philadelphia and internationally, offering comprehensive reader services, an internationally renowned fellowship program, online catalogs, and regular exhibitions and public programs.

Comedy-Gasm! One Year Anniversary – April 19-Saturday-Tonight

Rachel Fogletto, a regular at The Erotic Literary Salon and founder/host of Comedy-Gasm writes:

That’s right, April marks an entire year since Comedy-Gasm entered the world, and filled our hearts, minds and other body parts with joy, laughter, and sexiness! For this milestone we’re having a show of some of your favorites from Comedy-Gasm past! In true ‘gasm fashion, be prepared to expect the unexpected as there are sure to be some special surprises! Come, raise your glass of donkey punch to celebrate one fabulous year!

Host: Rachel Fogletto


Tim Raymus (Debut EP, “Yo, Gimme a Dolla!”)
Short Stack (Comedy is Liberty, Wait Wut?, Rocky Horror)
Setoiyo (Philly Comedy Attic, Sundays With Setoiyo)
Alejandro Morales (Laughs on Fairmount, Dates)
Alex Pearlman (Something Witty at the Dive, Comment Shaming)

8PM door / 8:45PM show

$10 plus donations
21 +
UPSTAIRS at the Irish Pol

 45 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Drink Specials!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Dies – Masterpieces Filled with Love-Sex-Steam

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, many of his novels were filled love, sex, and steam. He was a master with words. Three of his love stories described below. BBC obituary at the end of this posting.


“Of Love and Other Demons”

Of Love and Other Demons is a short but very intense novel. It´s about the story of forbidden love between a priest who is an assistant to a bishop and a girl interned in a convent. She´s possessed by the devil and he, in his attempt to rescue her from evil, falls madly in love with her and begins secretly seeing her during the nights.

The love encounters in the cell of the beautiful girl are in such great written detail by García Márquez that the reader becomes an accomplice of the criminal and passionate act. The girl is called Sierva María de Todos los Ángeles who, despite her name, manages to enjoy sex and the love encounters with the priest.

The story takes place in the city of Cartagena in the 18th century, when the church had a fundamental role in society. And this beautiful novel has great cultural value because it tells the details of a society which is unknown to us. And because love stories never grow old, and even less if there´s passion, sensuality and sex involved, reading this little erotic literary gem will motivate many couples in bed.

Being a novel of a high sexual content, it becomes a read that is best read accompanied by your partner. Not only the main characters have passionate loving encounters, but also there are other characters that explore their sexuality.

The works of Gabriel García Márquez are full of sex and reading them will cause never-ending erotic fantasies. If you rent apartments in Florence and you stay for a few days, you can read the whole novel and enjoy sex in this romantic city.

“Memories of My Melancholy Whores”

“The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.” So begins Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and it becomes even more unlikely as the novel unfolds. This slim volume contains the story of the sad life of an unnamed, only slightly talented Colombian journalist and teacher, never married, never in love, living in the crumbling family manse. He calls Rosa Cabarcas, madame of the city’s most successful brothel, to seek her assistance. Rosa tells him his wish is impossible–and then calls right back to say that she has found the perfect girl.

The protagonist says of himself: “I have never gone to bed with a woman I didn’t pay … by the time I was fifty there were 514 women with whom I had been at least once … My public life, on the other hand, was lacking in interest: both parents dead, a bachelor without a future, a mediocre journalist … and a favorite of caricaturists because of my exemplary ugliness.”

The girl is 14 and works all day in a factory attaching buttons in order to provide for her family. Rosa gives her a combination of bromide and valerian to drink to calm her nerves, and when the prospective lover arrives, she is sound asleep. Now the story really begins. The nonagenarian is not a sex-starved adventurer; he is a tender voyeur. Throughout his 90th year, he continues to meet the girl and watch her sleep. He says, “This was something new for me. I was ignorant of the arts of seduction and had always chosen my brides for a night at random, more for their price than their charms, and we had made love without love, half-dressed most of the time and always in the dark, so we could imagine ourselves as better than we were … That night I discovered the improbably pleasure of contemplating the body of a sleeping woman without the urgencies of desire or the obstacles of modesty.”

Márquez’s style never falters throughout this recounting of his life and his exploration of love, found at an unexpected time and place. The erstwhile lover is still capable of being surprised–and fulfilled. After an absence of ten years, it is a treat to have another parable from the master. –Valerie Ryan

“In Death Constant beyond Love”

“In Death Constant beyond Love”, we get a picture of what Senator Sanchez is really like. He is a powerful money hungry man who finds out he is going to die. He does however become very intrigued by Laura Farina. The senator’s erotic love for Laura is an illusion because he is left with solitude at the end of the story. Senator Sanchez is very stunned by Laura’s beauty and it takes him by surprise. Laura was sent to Senator Sanchez because her father needed Laura to convince the senator to get the false identity cards. Laura being a teenager did what her father asked.

“The senator caressed her slowly, seeking her with his hand, barely touching her, but where he expected to find her, be came across something iron that was in the way. What have you got there? A padlock, she said… He told me to tell you to send one of your people to get it along with him a written promise that you’ll straighten out his situation” (Garcia Marquez 2854).

This did anger him but also it made it a little easier for his depressed state of mind to become an actual reality. See Senator Sanchez has power and money and has used that power and money over people. By going for his one weakness, which is his heart, it made his death more solitude. He knew that Laura did not really love him or did she want to be with him. It was because her father requested to go. This made his death less frightening. “Forget about the key, he said, and sleep awhile with me. It’s good to be someone when you’re alone” (Garcia Marquez 2855). He is just so worn down that he only wants Laura to lay with him. He needs to have someone lay with him so it makes him feel better.

In conclusion this story is of power and money but it is also about a man who is told that he will die. He loathes having someone by his side when he dies. He likes Laura’s beauty and grace. He is dilusional though because his erotic obsession for Laura might be the only thing that eases him at his time of death. Laura is using him to get something for her father.

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

The 1967 novel sold more than 30 million copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Garcia Marquez had been ill and had made few public appearances recently.

He achieved fame for pioneering magical realism, a unique blending of the marvellous and the mundane in a way that made the extraordinary seem routine.

With his books, he brought Latin America’s charm and teaming contradictions to life in the minds of millions of people.

‘Greatest Colombian’

“Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died,” a spokeswoman for the family, Fernanda Familiar, said on Twitter.

“[His wife] Mercedes and her sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo, have authorised me to provide the information. Such deep sadness,” she added.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the author.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time,” he wrote.

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