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CANCELED – March 17th Erotic Literary Salon – CANCELED

I regret to announce the cancelation of next week’s Salon – March 17th. I feel the need to do my part in containing and keeping the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from spreading too quickly. I discussed my thoughts with several long-standing members of the Salon community, and it was agreed this was the best course of action.

I am considering a temporary on-line Salon via a meeting site, such as Zoom. At this point I’m in the research stage. I would appreciate any suggestions on how best to proceed. You can contact me at:

Many thanks for supporting the Salon in its 12th year of creating a “A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression” – Several pieces from “Sensexual: A Unique Anthology” can be found on the Salon’s website:

Please visit the website regularly, to be kept abreast of any news regarding the on-line and future Salons. I will also keep you updated via the newsletter.

Wash hands, keep hydrated, stock up on some good erotica if you are hibernating as I am.



Susana Mayer, PhD

Founder and Host

The Erotic Literary Salon


Press Release-February 19-The Erotic Literary Salon Live / Adult Sex-Ed-Featuring Comedian Rachel Fogletto

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-/Ed -Live- Valentine’s Celebration with Comedian Rachel Fogletto, Tuesday, February 19.



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, February 19. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day (on Feb 19) with Philadelphia’s best – comedian Rachel Fogletto. You saw her first at the Salon, where she got her start presenting rants and wonderful stories. In honor of Valentine’s Day Rachel will present a piece “from my heart or some other organ.”

Rachel Fogletto is Philadelphia-based Stand Up comedian, self-described charming oversharer and middle-shelf wine enthusiast.  Rachel is a regular performer at Helium Comedy Club and Punch Line Philly, and has opened for headliners such as Judy Gold, Chris Kattan, Joe Mande and Sasheer Zamata. Rachel is the co-mastermind behind The Leak Podcast and co-produced the Bechdel Test Fest in Philadelphia in 2016-2018. You can pretty much trace her every move at , IG: @rachelfogletto or track her current emotional state on Twitter @RachelFogletto.

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.


PHILADELPHIA: Since 2008, 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 sometimes reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. The attendees also have the opportunity to create caption for erotic cartoon specifically designed for the Salon. 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 between7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately8:30. 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


“First time attending but I really enjoyed myself, great crowd, love the transparency and openness. Looking forward to next month with great anticipation.”

First-time attendee 2018


How to Books on Anal Sex – Adult Sex-Ed Salon

As promised at the Adult Sex-Ed Salon (first half of the Erotic Literary Salon-Live), a listing of books on anal sex. But first –

One of my favorite books on eroticism:

The Erotic Mind, Jack Morin Ph.D.

Favorite sex book:

Guide To Getting It On: Unzipped, Paul Joannides Psy.D and Daerick Gröss Sr.

How to books on anal sex.

Anal Pleasure and Health: A Guide for Men, Women and Couples, Jack Morin Ph.D.

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, Tristan Taormino

Feb 11, 2006

Tonight-Tuesday-April 18-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon-Live

Last month’s addition of “I love you/I hate you” rants was so very successful it has become part of the Salon’s evening. In addition, “missed connections, romance and relationship rants from around the world will be read by willing members of the audience.

Whether you become a participant of the evening, or sit back and just listen and applause or do all the above, your ears will be filled with erotic, often times sexual explicit words. While the evening enfolds filled with various verbal expressions of love and hate, 6 word sexual memoirs, sex Q&A’s and readings from the attendees, you can sip on absinthe or your drink of choice and eat divine food from TIME.

Do come and introduce yourself to me, entertain a date and/or meet a new potential friend.