Essensual Experience, National Kiss Day, Buck Angel Trans Video

Monica Day’s student’s performances, just when is National Kiss Day?, Back Angel forging a new frontier – adult sex ed trans films.

Press Release:

The Sensual Life presents…
The Essensual Experience

Final Workshop Performances
Monday, April 16th
Reception: 7:30pm Curtain: 8pm sharp

The Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph Street, Phila, PA

For the past 8 weeks, 10 workshop participants have been exploring their authentic sensual voice, and creating performance pieces to share what they’ve discovered about the depths of what really matters in our lives…

Sex, love, relationship…Anger, passion, longing…Unspoken desires, unrealized fantasies, unheard of sensual adventures…

The Essensual Experience invites out the essence of sensuality. The raw, vulnerable, uncensored, tender – usually private – moments that most of us keep tucked away. When combined with creative expression, these moments can inform our lives, ignite our passion, and give us access to the fullest expression of who we are.

These final performances are an invitation to experience the freedom each workshop participant has found during this workshop cycle…and vicariously, you may find a little freedom for yourself.

The evening will include: An opening reception with a donation- only cash bar, an evening of erotic performances, and a follow- up Q&A with the performers and workshop participants about their journey.

If you like erotic open mic performances, storytelling and poetry, seriously sensual material, and raw, authentic, honest expression, you’ll want to be there.

$10/$8 students and seniors

www.thesensuallife.com for more info

The Sensual Life presents…
The Essensual Experience

Final Workshop Performances
Monday, April 16th
Reception: 7:30pm Curtain: 8pm sharp

The Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph Street, Phila, PA

For the past 8 weeks, 10 workshop participants have been exploring their authentic sensual voice, and creating performance pieces to share what they’ve discovered about the depths of what really matters in our lives…

Sex, love, relationship…Anger, passion, longing…Unspoken desires, unrealized fantasies, unheard of sensual adventures…

The Essensual Experience invites out the essence of sensuality. The raw, vulnerable, uncensored, tender – usually private – moments that most of us keep tucked away. When combined with creative expression, these moments can inform our lives, ignite our passion, and give us access to the fullest expression of who we are.

These final performances are an invitation to experience the freedom each workshop participant has found during this workshop cycle…and vicariously, you may find a little freedom

for yourself.

The evening will include: An opening reception with a donation- only cash bar, an evening of erotic performances, and a follow- up Q&A with the performers and workshop participants about their journey.

If you like erotic open mic performances, storytelling and poetry, seriously sensual material, and raw, authentic, honest expression, you’ll want to be there.

$10/$8 students and seniors

www.thesensuallife.com for more info

50 Ways to Celebrate National Kissing Day (Whenever It Is)

by Scott Alden, blog “The Date Report”

When, exactly, is National Kiss Day (or is in National Kissing Day? International Kiss Day)? People on Twitter seem to think it’s today. Other people say it’s in July.

Whenever it is, here are 50 good ways to celebrate. Pucker up!

1. Kiss a stranger
2. Kiss your reflection in the mirror
3. Kiss a stranger’s reflection in the mirror
4. One-up the “Free Hugs” set
5. Reflect on the fact that a Hershey’s Kiss fits perfectly into your puckered lips (Try it!)

more: http://dating.redeyechicago.com/date-report/national-kissing-day/#

Buck Angel: Where sex, sexuality, gender identity collide. Learn about the sexing of a transman, video trailers at his site: http://buckangel.com/blog/new/

 

Saucy Seaside Smut Convention

Would a town library in the States host such a convention? The Free Public Library of Philadelphia allows my Erotic Literary Salon flyers in their lobby, but I’ve been informed they do get complaints from some patrons.

Scarborough, UK to Host Saucy Seaside Smut Convention

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 2012, The North, United Kingdom.

 

Convention for erotica readers and writers to be held in the

seaside town of Scarborough on June 22nd, 2013.

 

Do you like to be beside the seaside? Or more specifically, do you like to be smutty beside the seaside? If so, then the Smut by the Sea Convention and Erotic Marketplace is for you!

 

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, with help from their glamorous assistant, Lucy Felthouse, Smut by the Sea promises to be a smut-filled extravaganza in the beautiful seaside setting of Victorian Scarborough. The town’s library will be hosting the event.

 

Forget fish and chips, candy floss and ice cream – visit the dedicated Erotic Marketplace, including exhibitors Xcite Books and House of Erotica, with many more yet to be confirmed. Buy toys and books and all manner of saucy things. And don’t forget to get those books signed by the authors in attendance!

 

You’ll be wriggling in your seat when you attend a range of sexy readings from erotic authors including Victoria Blisse, Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace and Lexie Bay.

 

Or perhaps you’d like to attend informative panels on getting published, marketing your work and other smut related activities? It’s all covered, so you can check out whatever tickles your fancy!

 

It’s certainly going to be a fun-filled day – but it doesn’t stop there! In the evening will be the official launch of the Smut by the Sea anthology (calls for submissions available at http://smutbythesea.co.uk/call-for-submissions/, closing date 1st June 2012 – edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse), with readings from the authors, and some seriously saucy swag bags with gifts from sponsors Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, Total-E-Bound and Lovehoney, to name but a few.

 

Just as you’re settling down from hearing all those fabulously naughty stories, your heart rate will be rising once more as the result of an intermission with burlesque dancers!

 

Finally, there will be a Q&A panel with a range of authors, book signings and some good old fashioned networking and socialising.

 

It’s still early days so there will be lots more authors, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees coming on board as the conference draws closer, but hopefully this has given you an idea of what to expect from Smut by the Sea.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your diaries for Smut by the Sea, 22nd June 2013. Early Bird tickets have been released, and there are less than 200 available at this bargain price, so make sure to grab yours quick, before it’s too late! http://smutbythesea.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

Keep your eyes on the following links for further information on sponsors, attending authors, exhibitors and more:

 

Website: http://smutbythesea.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/smutbythesea

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/smutbythesea

 

Also, just for a bit of fun, you can share your seaside themed photos on the Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/mitnik/smut-by-the-sea/

 

The event is still taking on more exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and readers, so if you’d like to get involved, please http://smutbythesea.co.uk/contact-us/

 

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About Smut by the Sea

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, the Smut by the Sea Erotic Readers & Authors Convention & Erotic Marketplace takes place in Scarborough in June 2013. It will be a smut filled extravaganza with readings, burlesque, panels, Q&As, workshops, erotica and more. See http://smutbythesea.co.uk for more details.

About Blisse UK

Blisse UK is the team of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik. Specialising in bespoke creations, working together they strive to bring originality and excellence into all that they do. Victoria is an award-winning author & Kevin is a twice Webbie winning web designer. They have over 15 years experience of creating successful websites with a portfolio of recent works available on http://blisseuk.com. Smut by the Sea is a new venture as they combine their love of the seaside with a love of erotica.

 

 

“Soldiers & Lovers” Kris Andersson’s m/m Novella

Blog Tour: Synopsis & Chapter 1 below. Must admit I’m not usually turned on by m/m erotica, but this one is so well written, plus I love period pieces – a must read.

In the twilight year of the Edwardian age, two young boys, Eddie and Bertie, embark on an erotic adventure at the Great Hall, discovering the pleasures of male love as they explore their emotions and their bodies for the first time. But two acts of sexual betrayal will shatter their sensual idyll and soon the horrors of the Great War will change their lives forever. Only one of the boys will return from the trenches of the Somme to begin a fresh journey that will take him from the hidden gay bars of Soho, to the decadent bohemian world of artistic Chelsea and the pleasurable possibilities of life aboard a luxury liner. Soldiers, servants, businessmen, tycoons, artists and models – it seems like every man is a more than willing partner in this lusty, sex-fuelled romp through the early 20th Century.

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-soldiersandlovers-727820-144.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007BSCKB6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=lucyfelthouse-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B007BSCKB6

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http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/kris-andersson/soldiers-and-lovers/_/R-400000000000000644361

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Chapter One

It was a cold damp November late afternoon, the first traces of fog beginning to fill the air as I walked along Regent Street, trying to look as though I belonged, as if I was part of the crowd that bustled in and out of shops, hailed cabs and jostled against each other, trying not to drops parcels as they hurried for the warmth of home.

I had been out since early morning, wandering the streets of the West End, looking in windows for the cards that suggested there might be work inside then, as the need to succeed became more desperate, finding the courage and the nerve to walk into shops, bars and restaurants and ask if there was work of any kind to be had.

The answer was always the same, a polite no from the kinder ones and a brusque refusal from those who had forgotten what it was like to be cold and hungry in a strange city where you have no friends and no prospects.

So now I was heading towards Piccadilly, wondering yet again why I hadn’t gone back to the Great Hall once I had received my Army discharge, one of the lucky thousands to have survived the trenches more or less intact while the men we had fought alongside remained in the mud of the French killing fields.

The answer was that there were too many memories back at the Great Hall, images that cluttered my mind as I stared without really looking at shop window displays of goods I could not afford, feeling the wet rising through the hole in the sole of my shoe, the damp of the thickening London fog taking hold of the fabric of my thin, shabby jacket.

Eddie would have laughed if he could see me now, tell me that I didn’t belong here, that London wasn’t the city for a country boy like me, that there would be a warm welcome waiting for me if I could only forget the past – a past that he could never return to.

We had arrived at the Hall together, two young men embarking on new lives as footmen, thinking we were about the escape the drudgery of rural life and only too late realising that domestic service was an even greater drudgery.

Every night we would escape to our tiny room up in the attic and collapse onto our thin iron bedsteads, falling straight into a deep sleep, knowing that in just five or six hours the hard daily routine would begin all over again, the austere Jordan, butler and master of the Servants’ Hall, watching out for every little mistake, every failure of protocol.

It was another night like this, the end of a wearying day of domestic chores in the cold and damp that Eddie first came into my bed.

“You don’t mind Bertie, do you?” he asked, as he pressed up against my back. “It’s so cold, I know I’ll never get to sleep – and nobody need ever know.”

I didn’t mind at all – in fact, I even enjoyed the sensation of his chest pressed against me, the feeling of his breath on my neck, his arm casually around me.

It reminded me that we were no alone, that there was a friend who felt just as lonely and far from home as I did.

It continued that way for a few nights, the simple pleasure of no longer feeling cold and alone but then perhaps a week later, I felt a movement against me that I recognised straight away.

Eddie seemed to be asleep but I could feel his cock stirring against the fabric of his nightshirt, pressing against the back of my leg –and I have to confess that, much to my surprise, I enjoyed the sensation and I had to stop myself from simply reaching back to grasp that fledgling boner in my hand and begin to stimulate it.

 

Erotica vs Porn

What do the Kama Sutra,  jilbab [headscarf], and the Bible have in Common? The Erotic.

The following is an excerpt from:

Erotica Remains in Eye of Beholder
By Catriona Richards

The Jakarta Globe caught up with each of series’ four speakers to ask their thoughts on erotica, miniskirts and the spiritual side of sex.

‘Headscarves can be erotic, too’

In the closing lecture, popular essayist Goenawan Mohamad explored erotica in modern art to show it is not just about revealing the body — it can also be about covering up.

He opened his lecture with an image by 20th century Central Javanese painter Basuki Abdullah featuring seven naked sprites bathing in a stream. The legend behind the painting, entitled “Jaka Tarub,” tells of how a young man chanced upon this scene while hunting in the woods. The young man hid the clothes of one of the sprites so that she could not return to the heavens. When he returned the clothes, he demanded that she become his wife.

Goenawan explained that the young man in the story put himself in a position of power by taking control of whether the sprite’s body was covered or revealed. It is this power of the viewer that is erotic, he argued, not whether the body is seen or not.

“What is erotic in art is both what we do see and what we don’t,” he said. “What is sexual is not only sexual, what are bodies are not only bodily and what we perceive is not only what is visible.”

In an interview after the lecture, Goenawan explained that like the legend of Jaka Tarub, the miniskirt debate sparked by the Anti-Pornography Law is more about the fantasies of the viewer than nakedness.

“What is erotic is something that can stimulate the imagination,” he said. “In the same way, a jilbab [headscarf] can be erotic, too.”  Entire article:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/erotica-remains-in-eye-of-beholder/510494