The Sweet Spot-tomorrow-Nov 2-Wed. Live Philadelphia, Discount- The Sensuous Life-Nov 2-5

Pop Erotica Arts Burlesque show! Do not miss this wonderful event.

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The Sweet Spot is the first ever high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud “Pop Erotica Arts” burlesque show in the world!
Red Light Special Dress Code (optional): Wear something RED!
 
This Red Light Special edition is a modern, American-style Moulin Rouge taking you on a thrilling ride through the bordellos of Paris, the jazz clubs on Bourbon St, the sweaty streets of Amsterdam and dropping you off in the middle of New York’s booming club scene – you definitely want to see this!
Up and running in over 30 cities so far, this sensational theater production takes you on a lively adventure celebrating the sexier side of life.
Get ready to experience the world’s best performance poets, live body art models, sultry burlesque dancers, live music, fashion, comedy and the most electrified host you have ever seen. All this mixed in with today’s top 40 hits. If you have never partied from your seat, let this be the first time! — Enjoy new performances every 3 months.
* Burlesque refers to performances in a variety show format.  Also be ready to participate in fun games, birthday treats, and opportunities to win prizes.
* Popular destination for birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, and large groups.
* Drinks are available for purchase.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: SweetSpotNation / #SweetSpotNation
What some people are saying:
“Blessings! I celebrated my 41st birthday with you all here in Oakland back in October… I just want to say thank you for the best birthday celebration ever! See y’all in January! Merry holidays!” – Mich
“This was our very first time attending in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, November 14, 2015. We were not sure of what to expect, but it was very sexy, provocative, enlightening, and very entertaining. We will definitely attend again. Keep up the great work!!” – Tequila
“I was thoroughly entertained by the games, poets, dancer and let me NOT forget about the Comedian (Host). YEEEEEES! I’ll be back! And I’m promoting the hell out of this event. Lol..I’m telling EVERYONE that I know to go to this event when you go to their city.” – Shanita
“Sweet spot is about unlocking what lives and needs to breathe in all of us, our passion, our sexuality, and our desire and love for having fun. I was unlocked immediately upon entry to the venue. Really funny, really articulate, and really really sexy. Thank you so much.” – Dan
For more information visit our website http://www.sweetspotnation.com 
Please mention the Erotic Literary Salon.
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The Sensual Life: A New Way of Being. If you came to last month’s Salon you heard Monica Day read one of her stand-out pieces. Monica is presenting a 4 day program in NYC starting tomorrow Nov 2-5. Discounted tickets – use the code SALON300 http://www.thesensuallife.com/the-300-percent-life/ 

Press Release-November 15-The Erotic Literary Salon-Adult-Sex-Ed Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, along with Attendee Readers, Share an Evening of Edutainment, Tuesday, Nov 15.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, November 15. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding 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.

 

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 15-20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud.

 

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-Tues. Oct 18-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live-Adult Sex-Ed Salon,500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

Tonight – Dr. Kathleen Murphey will read an excerpt from her work “The Frog and the Transgendered Prince”  where she gives voice to more empowered visions of female sexuality and other under-represented sexualities.

Found an interesting website that offers writing resources.

One example:

500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

by Bryn Donovan

VERBS!

gaze
stare
desire
crave
want
need
yearn
seek
ache
throb
pulse
flare
burn
intoxicate
overwhelm
stun
stagger
flutter
kiss
steal
coax
encourage
soothe
brush
bite
scrape
scratch
nip
nibble
lick
taste
suck
lave
drink
feast
feed
swallow
lap
savor
devour
consume
flood
seep
sate
delve
explore
worship
fuse
drown
abandon
immerse
ease
open
part
spread
slip
dart
trust
offer
ravish
assault
invade
fill
crash
force
plunder
capture
imprison
restrain
claim
sweep
swirl
caress
massage
cuddle
snuggle
cradle
cup
scoop
nuzzle
pet
rub
tickle
stroke
trace
trail
skim
graze
strip
reveal
gasp
breathe
inhale
pant
sigh
whimper
hiss
growl
cry
sob
moan
groan
choke
beg
murmur
whisper
scream
roar
tease
torment
torture
play
work
toy
course
surge
swell
strain
rouse/arouse
waken/awaken
escalate
rage
inflame
spark
thrill
enchant
fascinate
stir
stimulate
electrify
galvanize
skyrocket
provoke
invite
tempt
incite
demand
command
urge
transport
transfix
surrender
succumb
melt
relax
exalt/exult
relish
revel
flush
redden
tingle
hold
fling
close/enclose
grasp
grip
grab
tug
cling
pinch
squeeze
pull
roll
tumble
drag
haul
heave
yank
cover
flex
brace
dip
thrust
buck
arch
lift
rise
tilt
stretch
dive
kneel
sink
consummate
drive
penetrate
slam
ram
pummel
impale
plunge
bury
crush
fuck
push
shove
press
pound
thrash
convulse
clutch
clench
tighten
twitch
tremble
shiver
quiver
shake
shudder
jerk
writhe
rock
rack
circle/encircle
wrap
twine/entwine
clasp
enfold
wind
move
travel
roam
coil/recoil
squirm
twist
curl
struggle
wiggle
wriggle
slide
lunge
lower
fulfill
explode
shatter
come apart
fly apart

NOUNS!

scent
fragrance
flavor
tang
spice
embrace
hug
strength
beauty
hunger
longing
touch
act
grace
skill
instinct
passion
madness
obsession
freedom
wonder
sensation
treasure
seduction
persuasion
ecstasy
rush
greed
plea
rumble
fever
frenzy
euphoria
elation
rapture
longing
pleasure
satisfaction
gratification
devastation
service
edge
shock
jolt
rhythm
texture
friction
frisson
vision
siren
goddess
inamorata
soul mate
lover
gentleman
scoundrel
rake
climax
encounter
peak
joy
eyes
pupils
mouth
skin
flesh
satin
velvet
steel
goosebumps
lips
teeth
tongue
ear
lobe
jaw
stubble
hair
neck
nape
sweat
shoulder
back
chest
torso
belly
abdomen
navel
hips
curves
hands
wrists
fingers
nails
legs
ankles
feet
toes
heart
blood
veins
nerves
soul
bond
welcome
ardor
bliss
mess

ADJECTIVES!

reverent
devout
fervent
sincere
gentle
careful
patient
persistent
insistent
unrelenting
determined
languorous
slow
sweet
tart
pure
delicate
silky/silken
smooth
soft
tousled
tangled
creamy
rosy
bronzed
supple
lean
lithe
taut
smoky
smoldering
molten
willing
pliant
yielding
weak
slack
lax
vulnerable
unguarded
naked
nude
bare
exposed
intimate
unbidden/forbidden
dangerous
untamed
wild
feral
frantic
hungry
starved
fierce
single-minded
bold
daring
eager
shameless
volatile
intense
deep
tentative
hesitant
shy
responsive
desperate
anguished
hoarse
guttural
broken
lovely
gorgeous
radiant
glorious
magnificent
incandescent
breathtaking
exquisite
brilliant
sublime
delicious
delirious
powerful
strong
primal
potent
alive
male
warm
hot
heated
fiery
searing
scorching
stormy
tempestuous
ravenous
heartbreaking
meaningful
clever
deft
hard
stiff
erect
firm
solid
rigid
thick
heavy
plump
full-bodied
shapely
generous
rough
fast
rapid
swift
brutal
blunt
savage
raw
merciless
insane
violent
furious
irresistible
irrepressible
irrevocable
impossible
alluring
blinding
heady
slick
wet
luscious
juicy
succulent
ripe
lush
luxurious
sumptuous
voluptuous
suggestive
sinful
wicked
filthy
erotic
carnal
sensual
sexy
sultry
rich
addictive
drugged
wasted
undone
amazed
spent

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Whew! I need a cigarette. And I don’t smoke!

This list and another one like it, “500 Great Words for Writing Action Scenes,” are in my book MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More.  If you’re interested, take a look!

Happy writing!

http://www.bryndonovan.com/category/writing-resources/

Reminder Next Tuesday-Oct 18-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, 10 Steps to Writing Arousing Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Kathleen Murphy teacher, writer, poet will be the featured presenter next Tuesday, October 18th. Dr. Murphey will present an excerpt from her story, “The Frog and the Transgendered Prince” a story about Stephanie, the spoiled, awkward princess. http://www.kathleenmurphey.com.

Vintage Sex

Several years ago Rachel Kramer Bussel presented her writings at the Salon. She is a prolific writer and has edited over 50 anthologies. The following are her 10 tips for writing erotica.

10 Steps to Writing Arousing Erotica

By  on November 5, 2013

Rachel Kramer Bussel has been writing erotica for over decade, and after writing hundreds of stories and editing over 50 anthologies, she’s come up with ten tips for penning your next erotic letter, story or novel.

1. Write Your Passion

Write because you have something to express about sexuality—your own or the topic in general. As with any writing, don’t force it; the impulse should come from somewhere inside you. That doesn’t mean you have to know everything that will happen in advance (it’s probably better if you don’t), but being genuinely excited about your erotica will show in your writing. Yes, you can make some money doing it, but don’t expect you’re going to be buying a new house as the next E.L. James (though anything’s possible).

2. Anticipation

Just like the Carly Simon song, anticipation is important in erotica. You want the reader to be enthralled by the tension between your characters (whether a person alone, a couple, a triad, or more), and eager to find out what will happen next. That doesn’t mean you can’t start with a sex scene, but it does mean that if you do, you have to maintain that level of tension throughout. Have your characters flirt, fight, flee, eat, drink, tease, travel, talk dirty—and whatever else—before they get to the moment everyone is waiting for. Then when they are together in an intimate moment, your reader will feel invested in knowing exactly how the sexual action plays out.

3. Who What When Where Why

The traditional journalistic questions of who, what, when, where and why apply equally well to erotica. Readers want to know more than just who put which body part where; they want to know what the characters are thinking, where they are (whether it’s a bedroom or a boat or an airplane or a dungeon). Is it their first or fortieth time together? If they’re a couple, how is this moment different from their usual erotic m.o.? Set the scene in every way—that doesn’t mean we need to know what color shoelaces or bra or lipstick someone’s wearing (unless it adds to the mood), but we need to know more about them than that they’re hot to trot.

4. The Five Senses

Similarly, you can further set the mood by paying attention to all the senses—taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. Does the sexy barista smell like coffee—and what does her lover think about that? Does the mechanic have motor oil under his fingers? I once set a story in a chocolate shop after I’d walked into one and been overcome by the heady sensation of all that sweetness. Exploring senses other than touch, even if briefly, adds depth to your story.

5. Social Media is Your Friend

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not get inspiration for your next thousand words by using Flickr, Twitter and Facebook? Right now I’m looking at an image on Pinterest of a woman lying in bed with her wrists bound, wearing a pretty pair of panties and biting her upper arm. Is she doing so in pleasure? Agony? Alone? While being watched? Under someone’s orders? You could say yes to all of those scenarios and write a story inspired by that image—or any other. Wikipedia is also a great place to look up fetishes and other sexual curiosities.

6. The News is Also Your Friend

Your daily reads, whether The New York Times or Gawker, can be a wealth of inspiration. I’ve used everything from a story about how to speak to a large group of people to gossip that Rihanna enjoys getting bikini waxes to spark a story. Magazines can also provide fodder—based on an article on fashion for runners in Runner’s World, I wrote about a woman who rocked a running dress during a race. You never know where, when or how inspiration will strike.

7. Change genders, locations, points of view

Once you’ve been writing erotica for a while, it’s likely that you may get a little bored, or your stories may start to seem too similar. One great way to shake things up, challenge yourself and discover new ideas is to change the gender or sexual orientation of a character, whisk them away somewhere, or alter points of view. If you usually write in first person (“I”), switch to third person (“He” or “She”) or the trickier second person (“You”).

8. Sex Toys Add Fun

Sex toys can be a wonderful boost of stimulation to your storytelling. Maybe a couple is looking to spice things up, maybe one is using a toy they’re hiding from the other, maybe someone is curious about a toy but doesn’t know how it works, or isn’t sure what size dildo or what type of nipple clamps to get. And remember—”sex toy” doesn’t just have to mean a vibrator, butt plug or blindfold! Household items like rulers, ice and furniture can work equally well for an erotica story.

9. Be Quirky

Remember that you can eroticize anything! I’ve written erotica about a woman with a fondness for washing dishes, bukkake, fire eating, breakups, risqué restaurants and a sexathon. As long as everything is consensual and you follow the editor’s guidelines (see below), anything goes. The beauty of erotica is you’re not bound by the conventions you would be in real life. You can take on any fantasy, fetish, or persona. I love stories that are set in the last place I’d expect, or have a fun twist.

10. Follow the Guidelines

This tip is perhaps the least fun, but probably the most important. If you’re submitting your erotica to a publisher, be it a contest, online magazine, or book publisher, you absolutely must follow the guidelines. Don’t assume they are suggestions or that your story is so special you can get away with flouting the rules. Doing so makes you look disrespectful to the editor and lowers your chances of getting published pretty close to zero. You can enter Gasms’s writing contest, and  find more erotica writing guidelines at the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, and check your favorite editors’ blogs too—Alison Tyler posts calls often.

http://gasm.org/article/10-steps-to-writing-arousing-erotica/