Press Release-Dec 19-monthly Live event + Philadelphia Museum of Art Event-Dec 9-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed Salon
Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Tuesday,
Sunday December 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,
www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.
www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.
The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, December 19. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and 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. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period.
PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works, some read, “missed connections” and “romance” shorts from Craig’s list. The rest of the attendees come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door, but you must have attended one Salon previously. Guidelines at the Salon’s website.
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 approximately 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
NOT an open mic Salon at the museum – curated event
Reminder-This Tuesday-Nov 21-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, Tonight- Diabolique Ball 21: Myths and Mysteries
Tuesday another wonderful Erotic Literary Salon and Adult Sex-Ed, plus December 9, 11am-1pm the Erotic Literary Salon will be presenting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Please read the last blog for details.
TONIGHT: Annual Fundraiser – Tickets – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diabolique-ball-21-myths-and-mysteries-tickets-38228077208?aff=eac2
Diabolique Ball 21: Myths and Mysteries
Diabolique Ball is legal to drink, we turn 21 this year!
Our event is 21+ with ID for ticket holders that are dress code compliant (see below for rules of conduct and dress code). The dress code is mandatory.
This years Ball is benefitting Women’s Medicial Fund and Witnesses to Hunger. Our playstations and internal chairty fundraisers benefit TransFaith.
The event runs from 8pm to 1am with dungeon play ending at Midnight. Guests are welcome to remain after our event since Voyuer is open until 3am and you can continue to dance and show off your outfits with the general public.
DRESS CODE AND RULES:
Diabolique Ball Dress Code
Diabolique Ball is famous for its strict dress code of Fetish, Fantasy, and Formal. If you don’t arrive wearing the appropriate attire, our fabulous and fierce Fashion Police will require that you strip down to your intimates or you will be turned away at the door. The Fashion Police are the final authority on what is permitted in the event, so who you know will not get you in if you do not comply with the mandatory dress code.
There are three tiers to the Dress Code: Theme Specific (which changes yearly), Tried and True, and Never Permitted. A copy of the Dress Code can be found on the Diabolique website, posted at the event, or with Fashion Police volunteers. The Diabolique Foundation kindly asks all patrons to please consider matters of good taste when choosing your outfit so that all our guests can feel comfortable and have fun!
Not sure what to wear or want an official ruling before the event? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org suggestions and advice prior to show time!
Each year’s theme always lends itself to lots of costuming ideas, from the simple to the extravagant. It doesn’t have to be difficult to find clothing that meets our standards, especially if you shop at our sponsor stores PASSIONAL Boutique, Delicious Boutique, and/or Philadelphia AIDS Thrift.
Changing area and clothing check are available at the entrance to the Ball.
Tried & True
-Thongs, g-strings, jockstraps, loincloths, etc. but genitals must be covered at all times
-Pasties or electrical tape over nipples
-Formalwear including: tuxedos, gowns, Historical military dress uniforms— this is a “black tie” event. Suits are only permitted if for drag (Dress it up, or we dress you down. Consider yourselves warned!)
-Fetish wear including: latex, vinyl, leather, pleather, etc.
-Scene and club wear including: Goth, Cyber, Industrial, Vampire, Neo-Victorian, etc.
-Drag and other cross-dressing (Ladies wearing your mans suit does not count. Add a beard and balls and now we are talking! Gents we want RuPaul not Flip Wilson. Step it up for charity)
-Lingerie, corsets, fishnet, body stockings
-Saran wrap, fashion tape, bondage tape
-Adult Baby and other ageplay attire
-Full-body paint or makeup
-Bondage gear, straitjackets, etc.
-Human Pony tack, puppy accessories, fursuits, etc.
-Exposed “female” nipples (PA Liquor Law regulations)
-Exposed genitals or anus
-Sneakers of any brand or color (black sneakers are not allowed!)
-Cotton tee shirts
-Athletic shorts or jerseys
-Baseball hats or caps
-Offensive And racist symbols (KKK, swastikas, etc.)
-Weapons of any kind, whether fake or real
-Jeans are NEVER permitted unless worn under chaps. (Do not try and argue about them being black, denim is denim!)
Questions? Please e-mail our Fashion Police Coordinator at email@example.com
Diabolique Ball Rules and Etiquette
-No PHOTOS allowed, this includes SELFIES, too. Refusal to follow this rule will result in being removed from the Ball and all images must be deleted. Our Ball is a safe environment for everyone’s privacy. Taking a photo at the Ball is considered to be a violation of CONSENT and an ASSAULT of ones privacy. (Staff have the right to inspect photographic devices if you take pictures. Staff will supervise picture deletion.)
-If you want a photo to remember the Ball, there are EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS. They are the only ones permitted to take photos. If you want a selfie, take it at home.
-If you do not want your photo taken by anyone, including EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS, we have special wrist bands for you to wear. Just ask at the entrance for one.
GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT:
-Nipples and Genitals must be covered at ALL TIMES, this is a STATE LAW. Failure to comply will be governed at the discretion of the event staff and venue staff. Continued non-compliance will result in removal from the Ball.
-FOOTWEAR must be worn at all times on the the dance floor and in other common areas.
-All Firearms, Firearm Replicas, Sharp Weapons or Replica Weapons are BANNED from the Ball.
-Any object, substance, gas, or liquid illegal in the United States, the state of Pennsylvania, or the city of Philadelphia is ILLEGAL at this event, too.
-The Organizers and the Venue take no responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss sustained during the Ball
-All racist, homophobic, culturally insensitive images, signs, and/or clothing are BANNED from the Ball. The venue and event organizers reserve the right to determine if in violation.
-The Diabolique Ball and Venue expect all guests to behave in a reasonable and courteous manner. Frequent refusal to do so will result in removal from the Ball. The Ball Organizers and Venue reserve the right to determine if behavior is negatively impacting the event and event guests.
PLAY AND DUNGEON RULES OF CONDUCT:
-We reserve the right to declare any toy, implement, object, or practice as unwise or prohibited at the event.
-All play MUST be consensual.
-All Fire Play is prohibited due to fire codes of the venue.
-The Dungeon Monitors’ (DM) word is LAW and FINAL.
-Sex, oral sex, intercourse, and/or penetration is PROHIBITED, this is the law.
-Bodily fluids (blood, saliva, etc.) may not leave the body.
-If you are visibly intoxicated and/or impaired by any substance, you will not be allowed to engage in any play and/or scenes. If behavior is deemed negatively impacting other guests playing you will be asked to leave the space and possibly the Ball.
-Do not move the furniture or set up your own furniture.
-Do not interact with people who are in a scene unless they approach you first.
-Give people time to engage in aftercare after a scene before you interact with them.
-Please clean up after yourselves. Cleaning supplies are available.
-Do not monopolize the equipment.
-Do not walk through ongoing scenes.