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BetterSex.com Erotic Fiction Contest $4,000 in Prizes

Enter your fictional story on one of the top 10 female fantasies to win one of several prizes. Detailed information below:

Grand Prize

Winning story will receive $750 cash.

2nd Prize

2nd place story will receive $500 cash.

3rd Prize

3rd place story will receive $250 cash.

Contest Instructions

Copy and paste your 3,000 word or less story on one of the top 10 female fantasies in the space provided. Additionally, please email your 500 word summary of your story with the subject line as the title of the story to erotic.fiction.entry {at} gmail.com. Top 10 female fantasies are in no particular order: Sex with a stranger, Dominating a man, Being submissive to a man, Threesome with another man, Threesome with another woman, Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Erotic dancing/stripping, Role playing, Sex in a public place.

Prize EligibilityOnly persons residing in Canada and United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.Contest StartsMay 01, 2013 @ 12:01 am (EDT)Contest EndsMay 31, 2013 @ 11:59 am (EDT)Need more Details?Read the Official Rules

Philly Masturbate-a-thon 2013 – ScrewSmart & Pleasure Rush Fundraiser

May is Masturbation Month. Celebrate by self-pleasuring while benefiting two wonderful sex positive organizations in Philadelphia. Details below:

May is Masturbation Month and collaboratives Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart are here to give you a way to celebrate and mobilize around pleasure-politics at the same time! How you ask? With a good old-fashioned Masturbate-a-Thon!

Both Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart believe that the Philly Masturbate-a-Thon 2013 has the power to deliver the following:
• Reduce stigma and shame around sexuality!
• Promote sexual health!
• Create a community dialogue around the importance of pleasure!
• Give you an excuse to jerk-off for hours!

Here’s how it works: the Philly Masturbate-a-Thon 2013 wants people engaged and involved in sexing themselves up- and talking about it!  Start your own Crowdrise page by clicking the “Join our team” button below.  You can name it anything you’d like- it’s a site to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as you get it on with yourself all month.  Use this as an excuse to wine and dine yourself, or to be proud of your regular self-loving routine 🙂  You’ve successfully joined the Masturbate-a-thon!

If you want to support the sex-positive and pleasure-based education and prevention  that ScrewSmart and Pleasure Rush! do during the rest of the year- raise money in support of all that wacking off you’ll be doing!  We’ll send you a “Fap Package” with more information to support you!

We will honor all of our Masturbation Hero(in)es who climb the levels of commitment to self exploration and sexual health by awarding them certificates and prizes – and THEN showering with high-fives at Creamium!  If you raise:

• $50 – We will honor you as a Self Screwer!
• $100 – We will name you a Master Wanker!!
• $250 – We will knight you with your achievement of Hell’abater!!!

Don’t be thrown off- even though our listed charity is UAC- all proceeds will benefit the education and prevention efforts of Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart.
This month long event will conclude with the smutty and lovable Creamium.  Winners of different categories will be recognized for their onanistic efforts. Creamium is a live debaucherous game show/dance party that tests participant’s knowledge of all things sexual. This event will be open to everyone who wants to celebrate sex! Award categories include:

• Most creative fantasy….rawrrrr!
• Most unique ways of getting yourself off throughout the month…how many licks does it take….
• Most pleasure connections….You’ll shout it from the hills!
• Most money raised…damn you’ve got some sex-positive and generous friends!

Whether your efforts include wacking off, cummmming for a cause, and/or helping us gather financial support for the work we do- we appreciate you!!

CREAMIUM! May 31st at Ruba (416 Green St) from 9pm-1am.

More info:

http://www.crowdrise.com/phillymasturbate2013

 

FREE – Poet-tree En Motion – Plum Dragoness – The Rotunda – May 1

Plum Dragoness, poetess and performer extraordinaire, will be hosting and performing at this last event of the spring performance series. For those of you who have seen her perform at the Erotic Literary Salon, you know just how good she is.

Join me, I’ll be there.

Poet-tree En Motion…
Spring Performance Series!

Wednesday May 1st
(Last Event of the Season is the Finale on Saturday, June 29th!)

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104www.therotunda.org!
A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!
(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

MAY

Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

• Giovana-Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music www.giovanalatinmusic.com

Giovana left her native country of Panama twelve years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.

• Hooping by Sarah-Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop makerwww.hoopingbysarah.com

Sarah picked up a hoop in 2009 and hasn’t put one down since. There are hula hoops in every room of Sarah’s house. Hooping by Sarah came to fruition because Sarah wanted to share hooping in the tiny town of Lansdowne. And because happy hoopers of all ages now regularly attend Sarah’s classes and workshops, she wanted people to have access to professional-quality, affordable hoops, so Sarah created them as well. Sarah Maccarelli Jordan has over 18 years of classical dance education and experience. She won the 2001 Star Quest Performing Arts Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Also an accomplished makeup artist and face painter, Sarah is a creative force to be reckoned with.

• Lux Arati-Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts www.luxarati.com

Blending influences of American Tribal/traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, modern dance, hip-hop/liquid/flow dance styles together with tech and flow fire spinning, the lovely ladies of Lux Arati are a powerful, hypnotic presence.

• Plum Dragoness-Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts www.plumdragoness.com

Native to West Philadelphia, she is a multi–talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer for life. She graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many artists including the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions and spoken word/lyrical poetry. She independently produced/released the debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” with her band and Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer/Composer/Sound Engineer Rodney Whittenberg and the Album of recorded performances (as resident artist) called “Live @ the Rotunda”, Mixed/Engineered by Styx latte. Her written work has been published locally, nationally and internationally. She currently performs with the dynamic trio project known as The Femme-mynistiques.

• 2nd Opinion- Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circuswww.2nd0pini0n.tumblr.com

2nd. Opinion is a Philadelphia-based dance-pop act exploring the intersection of gender, sex and society in as tuneful a way as possible. The band consists of Joel Chartkoff (percussion and vocals), Zach Webber (keyboards and vocals), Sammy Schuster (keyboards and vocals), Michael Knight (bass and vocals), Mira Treatman (vocals), and Kate Simmer (drums). Please dance!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/351782491589907/

* PLEASE NOTE: if you are inclined to support Youth Empowerment, the Big Jar at the entrance to the door of the Rotunda will accept donations at this event on 5/1/13 toward Moving Creations’ Girls On the Move program in support of these young women for their spring performance in June @ Germantown Friends School!

For More Updates & to keep connected with the Poet-tree En Motion community Group, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

Amazon – Amateur Pornographers – X-rated Material – Adult Rated – Erotica

Amazon is trying to figure out how to handle the proliferation of what they consider to be self-published porn & Erotica. Several months ago the cover of the Erotic Literary Salon’s ebook – volume one “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” had to be altered to adhere to their policy. It seems that their software program or self-appointed censors do not appreciate artistic photographs.

Excerpts from various articles on Amazon’s pornography dilemma.

Boom in self-published porn: How amateur pornographers are sharing X-rated material on Amazon By LUCY WATERLOW

…Despite Amazon having a policy on not ‘accepting pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts’, there are currently numerous titles for sale on the website that break this rule.

Just some of the e-books available with pictures of naked women include ‘The Dirty Blonde’, ‘Topless!’ and ’40 and Still Foxy’. Some of the pornographic titles have been uploaded by individuals sharing their home-captured pictures while others come from those like ‘Camera Erotica’ who seem to have made a business out of self-publishing porn.

In a move that will shock many parents concerned about the easy access their children have to online porn, many of the saucy e-books have a ‘click to look inside’ function, so people can view the adult-only content for free.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2289102/Boom-self-published-porn-How-amateur-pornographers-sharing-X-rated-material-Amazon.html#ixzz2Rlk4bs5h

Amazon looks pathetic by excluding porn from its search engine (but still selling it) By 

…without warning, Amazon removed the ability of anything rated “adult” to show up in a search on its main website. Upmarket porn is still there; but to find it, you have to go into the books or Kindle section and search specifically for the title you’re looking for.

Previously, this sort of filtering had only been applied to books which contained things like incest, and quite right too, but now it’s across the board on all erotic fiction. Even 50 Shades of Grey, one of the most ubiquitous books in the world right now, is caught by the filter.

Obviously, this makes it much harder to find very ordinary smut. As a result, publishers, authors and readers are all up in arms. “It’s a pornocaust”, said one online erotica author I spoke to. The grumbles of writers in the erotica industry are well founded. “We sell a huge amount of books through Amazon, yet we’re treated with utter contempt. We aren’t even allowed to classify our books,” said another. She directed me to a blog post which makes the argument in detail:

With over 86,000 titles in “Erotica” on Amazon, that means there’s twice as many erotic e-books as scifi … Romance has 120k titles, and 15 subgenres. Fantasy, with its 56k titles has 10 subgenres. Poetry, 43k titles, 11 subgenres. [Yet] Erotica gets no subgenres, no way of distinguishing itself. There’s no heat levels, no way of knowing if you’re getting contemporary, fantasy, or taboo.

So, despite the huge sales of erotica through its Kindle platform, Amazon still thinks hiding the books away on a virtual top shelf is a good idea. This level of prudishness, of trying to protect adults from themselves, is pathetic. It’s yet another example of pre-emptive, absurdly risk-averse censorship, appeasing a probably non-existent offended user.

Read More:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/willardfoxton2/100009064/amazon-looks-pathetic-by-excluding-porn-from-its-search-engine-but-still-selling-it/