Press Release – July 19 – The Erotic Literary Salon & Adult Sex-Ed Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon: Monthly Theme – “How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience?”Along with Attendee Readers, Tuesday, July 19.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, – reserve 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, July 19. The Adult Sex-Ed Salon is a one hour program held prior to the Erotic Literary Salon. This month’s theme will be “How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience?” Attendees will have the opportunity to pose their questions anonymously. ‘Walter’ along with Sexologist Susana Mayer, Ph.D. will answer them and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion.


Approximately fifteen 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 15 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 (98 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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at 8:30. 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



TONIGHT-The Erotic Literary Salon-The Adult Sex-Ed Salon, July 23 Sexual Being with Brittany Policastro and Dr. Timaree

Tonight’s theme for the Adult Sex-Ed Salon: How to Negotiate Sexual Disparity in a Relationship: Some vs. None, Light vs. Heavy, BDSM vs. Vanilla, More vs. Less, all extremes and differences. Attendees will get to submit questions anonymously and the audience will share experiences and insights. I will provide suggestions based on studies and what I have learned through my private practice.

Walter (“not from another planet, but he is another planet,” labeled Jon reader at the Salon. Walter will help facilitate this portion of the Salon.


The following information is taken from Brittany Policastro’s site. I don’t know her, but do know Dr. Timaree Schmit, PhD. She will certainly bring her sex-positive outlook on sexuality to the event.

Sexual Being with Brittany Policastro and Dr. Timaree

In this unique and powerful collaboration I am teaming up with sexologist and sex educator, Dr. Timaree Schmit PhD. and we are bringing you tools, yoga practices, conversations and education about sex, sexuality and sexual health in a safe and judgment free environment.

So often sex is pushed into the shadows where it’s covered with shame and guilt and so much judgment. So let’s bring the sexual discussion into the light. From our bodies, to our orgasms, to our sexual health, it’s time to start talking.

The Details:

When: Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 22

Where: The Maas Building 1325 Randolph Street, Philadelphia

Investment: Early Pricing- $249
After July 1- $299

The Layout:
Day 1
9:00 am – Introductions
9:30-11am – Body witness yoga practice and meditation with Brittany
11:15-1pm – Body Love: Body image- Social Constructionist, Historical, body love and practical advice with Timaree
1-2pm – Lunch
2-3:30pm – Pleasure, Guilt and Needs- Chakras and Sex with Brittany
330-4:30pm – Sexercise workout Timaree
430-5pm – Closing Circle

Day 2
9-9:30am – Check in
9:30-11am – Sexual Awakening yoga practice and meditation with Brittany
11:15-1pm – Sexual Wellness: orgasms, guilt/shame, sexual health, getting away from goal-oriented sexuality with Timaree
1-2pm – Lunch
2-3pm – Forgiveness and healing our sexual stories with Brittany
3-3:45pm – Art Therapy with Timaree
3:45-4:30pm – Pelvic floor work with Timaree
4:30-5pm – Closing circle

There is so much to unpack around the topic of our own sexual being- so much that tends to get pushed down and repressed. This is an opportunity to come together in a safe, inclusive space to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings and curiosities around sex, body image, wellness and sexual health. Let’s bring the conversation out of the shadows and into the light. Together.

For more information and to sign up please visit

Today National Kissing Day, Tuesday-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Kissing is great for romantic bonding and just as awesome for your health.

We know kissing as a social pleasantry, the appropriate ending to a date and a means of connecting with our main squeeze. The collision of lips and tongues that we often take for granted has a whole lot more bubbling under the surface than what meets the eye. Swine flu scares and mono aside, kissing actually does a body very, very good.

1.) Kissing boosts immunity. A recent study reported in the journal Medical Hypotheses says kissing may increase a woman’s immunity from Cytomegalovirus. Cytomegalovirus, contracted through mouth to mouth contact, can cause infant blindness and other birth defects if the mother is a carrier during pregnancy. Otherwise, the bug is relatively harmless in adults. Kissing has long been thought to be a way to pass along bugs and thus strengthen the body’s defenses.

2.) Kissing helps you pick the best mate. Anthropologist Helen Fisher describes kissing as a “mate assessment tool.”  Much of the cortex is devoted to picking up sensations from around the lips, cheeks, tongue and nose. Out of 12 cranial nerves, five of them are picking up the data from around the mouth. It is built to pick up the most sensitive feelings —the most intricate tastes and smells and touch and temperature. And when you’re kissing somebody, you can really hear them and see them and feel them. So kissing is not just kissing. It is a profound advertisement of who you are, what you want and what you can give.

Other researchers note that kissing is biology’s way of determining who in nature you are most genetically compatible with.”At the moment of the kiss, there are hard-wired mechanisms that assess health, reproductive status and genetic compatibility,” says Gordon G. Gallup Jr., a professor of evolutionary psychology at the State University of New York at Albany who studies reproductive competition and the biology of interpersonal attraction. “Therefore, what happens during that first kiss can be a make-or-break proposition.

3.) Kissing burns calories! Depending on different reports, anywhere from 2 to 6 calories a minute. Not quite a jog on the treadmill, but an hours worth of smooching may burn off half a handful of M&Ms or half a glass of wine. Hey, it’s something.

4.) Kissing keeps facial muscles strong. Sure tight abs or cellulite-free thighs may be first on the Tone Up list, but don’t underestimate the workout your mouth gets during a makeout session. Researchers say you use 30 muscles while kissing and the smooching helps keep your cheeks tight. Nice. We’ll take what we can get.

5.) Kissing naturally relaxes you. Scientific reports say kissing increases the levels of oxytocin, the body’s natural calming chemical and also increased endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. Swapping spit is also noted to increase dopamine, which aids in feelings of romanticattachment.

Next Tuesday, June 21, The Erotic Literary Salon-Live & Adult Sex-Ed, Submissions for Hope for Pulse – Hate Will Never Win

Press Release for June 21:


Call for Submissions

MLR Press – Editor, Kris Jacen

Hope for Pulse – Hate Will Never Win

From the ashes of tragedy, hope will survive. When faced with hate, love
will survive. The constant balance of positive and negative is something
that lives in all of us. Help us focus on the positive and not the
negative; put aside politics and focus on the people; give strength and
hope to those that remain.


– All stories should all have hope and love as the focus of the story;
stories should be GLBT pairings

– Should be a minimum of 5k, maximum of 10k – stories will be combined into a one
volume anthology

– Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

– Submissions should be sent to

June 25, 2016, anthology will release July 22, 2016

All proceeds will be donated to Equality Florida’s fund for the victims
and families of the Pulse Shooting

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at