Tag: poetry

Oysters-Aphrodisiac, Sex Toy Machine-Convenient Aide

Merilyn Jackson, a frequent reader at the Salon recently had her poem “Oysters” published in Cleaver Magazine. I recall her wonderful reading of this work at the Salon, her last line left me wanting.

OYSTERS
by Merilyn Jackson

I am licking
the insides
of the
oyster shells

embedded in salt
on a plate
black as your
angry eyes

like your love,
cooling rapidly as lava.

Forgive me.

OysterIt reminds me
of
how much
I want
to lick
your hair.

http://www.cleavermagazine.com/oysters-by-merilyn-jackson/

America’s Very First Sex Toy Vending Machine Is Coming To Philadelphia

BY  • 05.27.15

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Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs Vaughn Sandman and Dean Kitagawa have created what they’re calling North America’s first-of-its-kind sex toy vending machine, PinkBox, because we live in a magical age. Sandman and Kitagawa are holding a launch party at Philadelphia’s Underground Arts venue on Thursday night to celebrate this milestone, and let people try out the machine firsthand.

The creators say that “sex is nothing to be embarrassed about,” and being able to obtain dildos conveniently out of a vending machine does cut down on the awkwardness of the face-to-face interaction of going to an actual sex shop, or having to wait for a delivery when that itch just won’t scratch itself.

Philly Mag spoke with the PinkBox team about their new creation:

[Host of Sex with Timaree Podcast!] Dr. Timaree, who’s serving as PinkBox’s “resident sexpert” and curator of what’s inside, explains that the machine stocks “everything from condoms and cock rings to Lelo vibrators. There are glass dildos, and starter restraint kits.”

Dr. Timaree can’t yet confirm where the first machines will be placed, but Sandman and Kitagawa say they are “very adamant about making sure we get a PinkBox in the Gayborhood that caters more specifically to the boys.”

The creators also say that, due to the low overhead, they’re able to keep their prices competitive for those who appreciate value in their sex toys as much as convenience. It’s probably only a matter of time before these things can be found in every nightclub and strip joint across the country.

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/05/americas-very-first-sex-toy-vending-machine-is-coming-to-philadelphia/

Press Release-Feb 17-Featuring 2 Valentine’s Day Presentations-Monica Day & The Femme-Mynistiques

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Two Presentations: Performer Extraordinaire Monica Day and the Off The Charts Vocals of The Femme-Mynistiques, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Feb 17.

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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, February 17. For the fourth consecutive year, the Salon welcomes back local artist and performer, Monica Day, to deliver a Valentine’s-inspired reading. We never know exactly where Day’s Valentine’s explorations will take us. Her poems and stories are deeply personal, often unfolding right up to the moment of the performance itself. Will this be the year she finds love? The year she doesn’t care about love? Wherever she lands, Salon regulars have come to count on her unflinching style, uncensored approach to the erotic life — and the unexpected ways that she speaks to both the heart and pulse of each person in the room. http://powerofoneprogram.com

 

The Femme-mynistiques are a unique force bringing together the skills of Alexa Gold, Lady Omni MC & Plum Dragoness. Together the Femme-mynistiques are a righteous storm creating a innovative niche on the performance scene with their awe-inspiring original fusion of Lyrical Poetry, Omnipotent Raps & Siren Vocals set to dynamic variety of conscious hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo, electronic music (& sometimes presented a cappella). Performances blend their respective skillfulness in music production, dance choreography, theater arts, poetry as performance and song writing into an illuminating blend of ancient rites that celebrate the modern spirit of freedom, unity and love. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefemmemynistiques/

Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed: The Joys of Sex

Topic – Searching for Sex

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.

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 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (97 years young) occasionally recites her original erotica.

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. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed: The Joys of Sex between 7:00-7:30, readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students and seniors to $8. 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

 

 

Sunday Afternooner: APIARY Staff Reading & Audience-Participation Junk/Treasure Auction

Apiary is an absolutely wonderful magazine (poetry and prose) devoted exclusively to Philadelphia writers and it is FREE. It can be read online at: http://apiarymagazine.com/read/apiary-online/

Some of the staff have read at the Salon and been featured readers.

 

Sunday, Oct 26, tomorrow, great readings from Apiary staff, below taken from fb posting:

Make merry with us, support Philly lit, AND empty your attic at our very first all-APIARY Staff Reading & Audience Auction. Bring a small item from your house you’re ready to donate — weird ceramic frog your grandma got you? Yanni CD? Margarita mix someone left after a party? — and we’ll auction it off on the spot, using the powers of poetic transformation and improv to find it a new buyer in the audience. And you might just walk away with a $5 Rembrandt (or a weird ceramic frog someone’s grandma got them). All proceeds go to our 5th anniversary Indiegogo campaign (and the leftovers will be donated). The sillier, the better, so bring it on.

AND: Poetry and fiction from Steve Burns, Warren Longmire, Mai Schwartz, Hannah McDonald, Tamara Oakman, Kareem Groomes and Lillian Dunn.

You can also get an exclusive sneak peek at the pure-fabulousnessapiarymagazine.com website revamp for which we’re raising funds!
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THE 2014 EDITION OF THE MIGHTY 215 FESTIVAL: SOUTH STREET EDITION!
OCTOBER 23-26, 2014 · PHILADELPHIA, PA

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FOR MORE: 215festival.org · @215festival on Twitter

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ABOUT THE 215 FESTIVAL: Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia, and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of mediums, from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions. Over the years, the 215 Fest has played host to some of today’s most interesting writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Neal Pollack, Ben Greenman, Matt Klam, Amy Fusselman, John Hodgman, Legs McNeil, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Patti Smith among many, many others.

Tonight-Dr. Lynn Hoffman at the Erotic Literary Salon-Live, SEXx Interactive Call for Proposals

Tonight, Oct 21, Featuring – Love Poems read by Dr. Lynn Hoffman, Adult Sex-Ed – Victorian vs Present day treatment of Masturbation discussion lead by me (Dr. Susana Mayer).

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SEXx Interactive Call for Proposals

SEXx Interactive: a journey for the mind, heart and body, will take place in Philadelphia May 7-9th, 2015 (in In honor of May being National Masturbation Month). We seek to: connect the complexities of the intellectual, spiritual, and physical dimensions of sexuality; create spaces for interaction and conversation across gender and sexual orientation; and support the empowerment of the curious and seasoned alike. This interactive forum will span several locations and engage participants with informational presentations, sexuality-based performances, “how-to” workshops, and sexually-themed art exhibitions. Everyone aged 18 and up is welcome to come and celebrate their sexuality at SEXx Interactive.To be considered for participation, please submit the following information NO LATER THAN 5PM on Friday, November 7, 2014. We embrace ALL to submit a proposal!

For more information, please contact Elicia at (215) 851-1822 or email at elicia@galaei.org.

This event is created by GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization, in collaboration with sex-positive community members. It is an expansion of the SEXx event that took place in May, 2014 (http://sexxphilly.tumblr.com)