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“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” – Press Release – PRweb

The Erotic Literary Salon Announces the Release of “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013,” Volumes 1 & 2, Edited by Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Sexologist


Not your typical erotica. This groundbreaking ebook is the first to deliver a rainbow of styles, settings, characters, and intensity to challenge stereotypes & expand the readers’ literary and erotic horizons.


(PRWEB) March 19, 2013 — “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013,” is a treasury of short stories, anecdotes, essays, poems, diaries, memoirs, letters, emails and sextings. The generous selection of styles, settings, characters and intensity encourages individuals and couples to share erotic fantasies and explore what turns them on.

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” Kindle ebook on Amazon

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Fifty authors have contributed tender memories of love, spirited sex and spicy communications, transporting the reader through seductive, romantic, occasionally kinky works to celebrate the diversity of sexual fascinations and desires. The unusual mix of writings in this two-volume anthology are filled with learning and yearning.  con’t below –

Reviews on Amazon

“…What is most striking is the honesty and purity of the emotions depicted with these written words. It is not the work of writers looking to shape their work to meet a set of pre-requisite genre demands, to grind out specific sexual content to satisfy an editor, to pad the length of their work to meet a stringent word count. It’s all from the heart…Hitch a ride on this Sensexual magic carpet and be prepared for a unique and intimate journey.

A must read!” IJM

“A selection of insightful, teasing, truly sensual, fun erotic tales!…A story for every taste where the authors have not confined themselves to “commercialized’ formulas of erotica writing for a quick sale.”

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” offers readers a glimpse into the monthly, standing-room-only, Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia. A similar mix of brazen writings, along with the authors’ illuminating backstories and the editor’s occasional unique insights, create the atmosphere of the Salon in print.

“SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” takes people beyond “Fifty Shade of Grey.” Dr. Susana Mayer sexologist, Ageless Sex LifeTM crusader, founder of the Erotic Literary Salon, and editor of this text, recommends both men and women share this book with their intimate partner, friends and book club members. It will spark a conversation or discussion that will range from entertaining to life-changing.

The book is dedicated to Dr. Frances Seidman, psychologist and former head of a distinguished family and marriage clinic for over 30 years. Dr. Seidman first started writing erotica at 91, specifically for the Erotic Literary Salon founded in 2008. Included in this text are a dozen of her sexual memoir entries, early love letters (written when she was 18), and spicy short stories. Individuals attending the Salon have said her mere presence gave them permission to feel comfortable with erotica. Her writings will most likely do the same for people who have shame or guilt regarding verbal turn-ons. She is most proud of her authorized reading of the New York Times best seller “Go the Fok to Sleep,” which can be viewed on Youtube at the Erotic Literary Salon channel.

About the Erotic Literary Salon-live: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., is the host of this monthly event. Unique in the English-speaking world, the Salon offers a safe and comfortable space for authors and wannabe writers to share their uncensored writings. Since 2008 Dr. Mayer has acted as muse, encouraging attendees to find their sexual voice through writing and sharing at the Salon. She also lends her expertise during the guided discussions and between readings, often enlightening the audience with sexually related scientific research and news. The Erotic Literary Salon has recently established the SenSexual Press to launch these first volumes in a planned series of anthologies, along with distinctive (occasionally controversial!) fictional and nonfiction books focusing on sexuality and erotica.

About the Erotic Literary Salon-on-line: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., brings her expertise in human sexuality to the website where erotica and sex converge. The daily blog is filled with information pertaining to sexually explicit material, sexuality, adult sex-education, sex news, and events, along with Salon guidelines and monthly press releases.

About the cover designer: Arnold Skolnick, painter, photographer and award winning book designer illustrated the controversial 1969 publication, “The Picture Book of Sexual Love.” Some of those original photographs were reissued in the book “LoveSong” and adorn the covers of this anthology. Arnold is also known for his design of the original Woodstock poster. Contact: askolnick5 (at) gmail (dot) com


Kink – BDSM – Safewords – Harvard College Munch – “Fifty Shades of Grey”

The New York Time’s Fashion & Style article about Bondage, Domination, Sadism & Masochism, by Matt Haber: A Hush-Hush Topic No More, (begins under photo).

I personally am waiting for the day that people don’t ask your identity, i.e. “Are you gay?” because it doesn’t matter – sexuality is fluid. Also, a time when it doesn’t matter whether you are open or closed about your sexual behavior preferences, because  the only person to care would be the recipient of your behaviors.

The need for public display I believe is the need for acceptance. Once we feel comfortable with who we are and what we do we can just live freely. Wouldn’t that be lovely, but probably pie in the sky based on how my anthology and cover art (gorgeous art photos) are being handled by Amazon and Press Release company. For some strange reason BDSM is having its day, but nudity is still being filtered.

Excerpts for NYTimes article:

…Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.

But surely in part because of the blockbuster success of E. L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy (65 million copies sold worldwide according to Publishers Weekly), people who are drawn to power exchange in sexuality and may refer to themselves as kinky are finding themselves in the spotlight as never before….

Though the Harvard College Munch, a social group of around 30 students focusing on kinky interests, was officially recognized by the university in December, its 21-year-old founding president asked that he not be identified. (“I’m interested in politics,” he offered as one reason.) He said that he had “encountered zero negative responses on campus,” and received messages from alumni expressing solidarity and wishing there had been a similar group when they were undergraduates.

A 20-year-old college student and self-described submissive on Long Island who asked to be referred to only by her middle name, Marie, said that she was disowned by her parents when a partner’s lover outed her as kinky. “They were just beside themselves,” Marie said. “I think they were worried I would get hurt….”

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CatalystCon East 2013 – CSC – Center for Sex and Culture

My attention has been focused on CatalystCon East 2013 since last Friday. A few highlights from conference – attended a pre-conference seminar lead by Tristan Taormino – sex educator boot camp, Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence’s fireside chat (Founders of Center for Sex & Culture), also I read excerpts from, “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” at Rachel Kramer Bussel’s, ‘In the Flesh’ presentation along with all the other folks in this pix, minus Cunning Minx who had to depart early.

Joan PriceRegie CabicoReid MihalkoRachel Kramer BusselCarol QueenMo BeasleyRobin SampsonSusana MayerCameryn MooreEmily McCay and Elle LadyCheeky Chase



Video – Disabled woman Sparks Sexual Revolution – Mystic Union with the Devine

“Ecstasy of a Cripple: The Resurrection of Passion,” geared to shatter societal perceptions on disability and sexuality.”

The experiences of Jocelyn Woods would probably be dismissed if it were not for the fact that she is a disabled women. I wonder how many other women have had similar occurrences but fear being given a negative label. I commend Jocelyn for coming out publicly and exposing her thoughts and her body to the lens of  Thomas Dodd, photographer/artist extraordinaire. Perhaps other women will step forward and share their outer/inner body experiences.

Excerpt from press release:

Jocelyn Woods, 27, born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), has launched a global fundraising campaign ( and will pose nude and semi-nude before the lens of Atlanta-based photographer/artist Thomas Dodd to document orgasmic raptures experienced in what she describes as “erotic union with the flaming core of the Divine.”

Woods, unable to stand or walk and requiring attendant care for daily living, is receiving global support and acknowledgement for declaring an unprecedented sexual revolution. Carl Barbarotto, author from Washington D.C., remarks “[Ecstasy of a Cripple] is mystic truth with those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.”

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