Tag: adult sex-ed

FREE Raffle-Tonight-Jan 17-Win Tickets to The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot is the first ever high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud “Pop Erotica” burlesque* show in the world. 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.

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Get ready to experience the world’s best performance poets, live body art models, sultry burlesque dancers, live music, 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!

This Mardi Gras Edition: It’s all about the beads!

* 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. Food and novelties are available for purchase depending on the venue/city – call 347.409.7442 to inquire.

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 reviews go to: https://www.facebook.com/sweetspotnation/reviews

List of cities where we perform:
Albany, NY / Annapolis, MD / Atlanta, GA / Baltimore, MD / Buffalo, NY / Charlotte, NC / Fresno, CA / New York, NY / Newark, NJ / Philadelphia, PA / Oakland, CA / Rochester, NY / Sacramento, CA / Toronto, Canada / Washington, DC / New Orleans, LA / Miami, FL / Birmingham, AL / Dallas, TX / Houston, TX / Louisville, KY / San Antonio, TX / Oklahoma City, OK / Austin, TX / Silver Spring, MD / San Diego, CA / Las Vegas, NV / Los Angeles, CA / Montgomery, AL / St Louis, MO / Detroit, MI

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FAQs

What is The Sweet Spot’s refund policy?  In line with industry practice we have a “No Refund” policy.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This event is 21+

What can/can’t I bring to the event?  Please do not bring a professional recording device.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?  Call us at 347.409.7442 or email us at info@burrowsink.com

Is my registration/ticket transferable?  Yes, your ticket is transferable to another person but not to another city/event.

Can I update my registration information?  Yes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We prefer that you download the Eventbrite App and show your ticket on your smart phone. You may also bring a printed ticket.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?  Yes

For more information visit our website http://www.sweetspotnation.com

Tonight-Jan 17-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live-Adult Sex Ed, Unicorn Writer’s Conference

This evening I shall read excerpts from love letters written by a former president’s wife and her female lover. They exchanged 4,000 letters during the thirty years they knew each other.

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The following information was sent to me by Jan Kardys, Chairman of this conference:

You may be interested in attending Unicorn Writers Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017, Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. This is a one day conference.

You may be interested in attending Unicorn Writers Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017, Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. This is a one day conference.
Price: $325 includes all three meals and all workshops.

Here are the 18 editors attending:http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/editors…­

Here are the 43 agents attending:
http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/agents….­

Unicorn will have 4 AGENT PANELS with plenty of time for questions as well as our Powerpoint questions the we have already prepared. There will be two EDITOR PANELS as well. THERE ARE SIX (6) different workshops every hour.

The day starts at 7:30 (breakfast) and ends around 7:30-8:30 pm. It is an intense day.

1. ALL the agents and editors are available for 1-1 review sessions. There are different types of manuscript review sessions: 1. 40 pages and a 2 page book summary 2. Query Letter review session 3. Book Summary review session 4. Flap copy review session (Ms review sessions are $60 each, and the others are $50 each). Each 1-1 session is 30 minutes with a set appointment made in advance and you let us know who (or how many agents and/or editors you wish to meet with).

2. There are no limits on the number of review sessions you can book. At the last conference every writer signed for review sessions except for 2 people. (We will have a special database this year for scheduling 1-1 sessions). However, it is early so you can sign up and you will one of the first people to get booked. 5 people have already signed up. Each year we get sold out at this conference.

3. Yes, once they have read your 40 pages/2 page book summary in advance and you can certainly pitch them during your 30 minutes. The purpose is to get feedback and positive/negative comments – suggestions for changes.
Of course, writers have gotten their agents at Unicorn Writers Conference as per this page: http://www.unicornwritersconference.com/acclaim…­

4. there are over 100 1-1 sessions every 30 minutes. We are currently building a massive database/new system in order to handle these. You can sign up for the conference now but I won’t be scheduling these sessions for 1 month.

Tonight-Dec 20-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon-Live, What Can We Do to Ensure Freedom to Love?

Martha Cornog, Salon attendee and author of several books including The Big Book of Masturbation, compiled this excellent list of nonprofit organizations I urge you to support.

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http://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:92178/

 

What Can We Do to Ensure Freedom to Love?

Making America Healthy and Promoting Tolerance

Those of us at the Erotic Literary Salon may not have all voted in the same way. But I think we all support the right to love as we choose, read and speak freely, and have sovereignty over our own bodies and health care.

Many, many nonprofit organizations work towards these goals. Here are a few in Philadelphia worthy of support in the form of contributions and volunteering.

 

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Blackwell at Locust Street
1144 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-351-5560

[see website for centers at other locations]

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southeastern-pennsylvania

PPSP’s mission is to protect and enhance reproductive freedom, increase access to reproductive health services and information, and promote sexual health. Planned Parenthood comes under fire constantly for performing abortions. Yet most of their work centers in providing affordable health care and contraception to women. And promoting consistent use of effective contraception is one of the best ways to eliminate abortion.

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

1401 John F Kennedy Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-592-1513

https://www.aclupa.org/

“Through advocacy, education and litigation, our attorneys, advocates, and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. We stand in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

 

Free Library of Philadelphia

Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

[see website for information about the 50+ branches]

http://www.freelibrary.org/

Reading is fundamental to an informed citizenry, whether it’s tax information, finding a job, learning about being gay, enjoying a hot novel, or exploring what polyamory means. The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity.

 

Puentes de Salud Health and Wellness Center

1700 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 215-454-8000
http://www.puentesdesalud.org/

Recent article: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/For-Latinos-in-South-Philly-clinic-is-a-bridge-to-health-and-much-more.html

This clinic ministers to the health needs of some 6,000 patients a year, most of them low income Latino immigrants, most of them undocumented, with no insurance. Puentes goes beyond basic care to also help clients with education, behavioral health, legal advice, and financial counseling classes. In addition, there’s an after-school counseling program run out of Southward Elementary School in South Philadelphia

 

Three groups of special relevance to LGBTQ folks:

 

Mazzoni Center

21 South 12th Street
215-563-0652

https://www.mazzonicenter.org/

Mazzoni Center offers a variety of LGBT-focused healthcare services, such as food banks for the hungry, HIV- and STD-testing, mental and behavioral health services, and more.

 

Philadelphia FIGHT

1233 Locust Street
215-985-4448

https://fight.org/

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS service organization that provides state-of-the art, culturally competent primary care, HIV specialty care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk. FIGHT treats patients regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay.

 

William Way LGBT Community Center

1315 Spruce Street
215-732-2220

http://waygay40.org/

The William Way LGBT Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region. It’s services include drop-in, free and confidential rapid HIV testing and Hepatitis C testing. Trained counselors will be on-site to provide testing and education.”

This Tuesday-Dec 20-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live & Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Dec 17-13th Annual International Day of End Violence Against Sex Workers

The last Salon for 2016 is this Tuesday, Dec 20th. It has been a wonderful year of sharing stories, poems, journals and thoughts on sex and sexuality. 2016 saw the expansion of the Adult Sex-Ed Salon along with some very fine readings.

Before I see you next week, come out and support Sex Workers. See notice below.

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PHILLY is HOME to many unique communities – including sex workers of diverse cultures, transgender women and LGBTQ adults

Community allies and caring people are coming together in Philadelphia to participate in the 13th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

Saturday December 17, 2016

4-6 PM

Thomas Paine Plaza across from City Hall

Memoriam begins at 4:30 PM with an opening meditation in memory of

Donna Gentile

Do you know a sex worker – 

or person exploring their gender identity mistaken for a sex worker

–  murdered in Pennsylvania this year? 

If there are individuals who you would like to include in December 17 memoriam , we would be honored to remember them in numerous vigils and events across the globe.The list will be publicly available on our website and distributed to organizers of December 17 Events, so if you would prefer to use a pseudonym, that is, of course, welcome.If you have names to contribute, please submit them via form, or email:  katherine@swopusa.org