Seattle Erotic Art Festival call for Literary Art

I know tomorrow will be an extremely busy day so I am posting twice today.  I just received an interesting email I wish to share.

Announcing the Call for Literary Art

Last year the Seattle Erotic Art Festival was delighted to premiere the Literary Art Showcase. Created to highlight writing as an important art form, the Showcase, the first of its kind at any erotic art festival, featured work from poets, playwrights and authors from across the country.

Featured writers, selected by a panel of professional writers, will have their work presented as part of an interactive installation created specifically for the Festival and may be selected for a future anthology of writing.

The call for writers is open until March 1, 2010.

There are three categories of literary art:

-1.      Poetry (all forms)

-1.      Short stories (5 pages or less, single-spaced)

-1.      Short one-act plays or scripts (25 pages including scene setup)

In order to apply, you must be at least 18 years old.

For more information about the literary call for art, including rules and regulations, visit www.SeattleErotic.org.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

WRAP Week: White Ribbons Against Pornography

The following information came from a sex positive electronic newsletter put out by Marty Klein. Go to www.SexualIntelligence.org if you are interested in subscribing.

10 Ways to Observe Pornography Awareness Week

By Dr. Marty Klein

Today starts WRAP Week: White Ribbons Against Pornography.

Sponsored by groups including Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Morality in Media (MIM), the goal of the week is “to educate the public about the extent of the pornography problem and what can constitutionally be done about it.” The groups involved suggest activities for observing the week, such as urging the Attorney General to enforce obscenity laws.

I totally agree with the idea behind WRAP. I support increasing everyone’s awareness of pornography use in this country—how many people watch it, who these people typically are, how it affects them and their relationships, what are rights are regarding pornography, etc. Of course, I have a different, more scientific take on the “problem,” so I propose a different set of activities to observe the Week.

To counter the obscene lies our media and legislators will be hearing this week, perhaps you could do one (or more!) of the following:

* If you use porn, talk about it with your partner.

* Thank the clerk in your local convenience store for carrying porn magazines or videos.

* Write a letter to the editor of your local paper explaining that most people who use porn have no problem with it.

* Invite your partner to share her/his concerns about porn with you.

* Instead of a White Ribbon, wear a Plaid Ribbon. When people ask, say it’s for Porn Awareness Week and your gratitude for the First Amendment.

* Start a conversation with someone: “Did you know that the Bill of Rights says

nothing about an exception for porn, obscenity, or indecency?

* Send a few bucks to the ACLU, National Coalition Against Censorship or Woodhull Freedom Foundation. They protect your right to read, watch, and jack off to whatever adult material you like.

* Write your mayor or governor reminding them that you vote, and you have no problem with porn.

* Memorize these facts: in the real world, porn is NOT connected with violence against women, child molestation, or divorce. In fact, according to the FBI, these have all declined since the country was flooded with internet porn in 2000.

* Use some.

Bonus: What to say to people who claim that pornography causes most of America’s problems:

* “Of course some rapists and wife-beaters use pornography. So do 50,000,000 other Americans, and it doesn’t make them rape or beat anyone.”

* “Of course some people watch way too much porn. Other people watch way too much football, reality TV, or the Weather Channel. That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with any of them.”

* “Porn doesn’t make men withdraw from their wives and girlfriends. Men withdraw for a variety of reasons. No pictures or stories can compete with a satisfying sexual & emotional relationship with a live person.”

New Email address & the need to resubscribe

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Thanks for reading.

Susana Mayer, PhD

Salonnière & Muse

French lose the accent of love…as the Irish lilt is voted world's sexiest

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French lose the accent of love… as the Irish lilt is voted world’s sexiest

By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 7:52 AM on 03rd November 2009

There was a time when a Frenchman only had to order a pint of beer and women would collapse at his feet with desire.

Well those days, they are, ‘ow you say, fini!

The Irish accent was yesterday voted the world’s sexiest – knocking the Gauls off the top spot they’ve held for decades.

Helped by the likes of Colin Farrell, the Irish accent has knocjked the French off the top spot, no doubt to the dismay of Nicolas Sarkozy

Men with an Emerald Isle brogue, as promoted by stars like Colin Farrell and James Nesbitt, came top in a poll of 5,000 women worldwide.

The fall from grace of the French accent was laid firmly at the feet of president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been accused of giving his countrymen a bad name by leering at women while married to Carla Bruni.

The Italian accent was deemed to be second most sexy followed by Scottish. The French only managed to limp into fourth place, just ahead of Australian. English was sixth.

The study also found six in ten women admitted they hade been succumbed to seduction by someone purely because of their accent.

And four out of ten said they would much rather go to bed with a man who had a nice accent compared with a gruff, harsh one.

The sexiest accents are: 1 Irish; 2 Italian; 3 Scottish; 4 French; 5 Australian; 6 English; 7 Swedish; 8 Spanish; 9 Welsh; 10 American.

Find this story at www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1224773/French-lose-accent-love–Irish-lilt-voted-worlds-sexiest.html

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