Lady Dahl spoke with me recently, below is an excerpt from her lovely interview in Slixa. She is a regular contributor at the Salon.
THE SEXUAL PROWESS OF THE PHILADELPHIA EROTIC LITERARY SALON: A COMMUNITY OF EROTICA CONNOISSEURS! Philadelphia’s Erotic Salon, hosted by clinical sexologist Susana Mayer, recently celebrated five years of sharing intimate oral exchange. The success of the multi-generational, multicultural, sexually charged forum – which now includes the Salon’s first eBook, SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013 Volumes 1 & 2, filled with works from many of the readers along with international contributions- seems to lay in the supportive sincerity of the venue’s Hostess.
The Salon’s cosmopolitan art house environment brings diverse people together in a way that has bonded them in a special sense similar to a sacred ritual, sharing secret desires and intimate life experiences. Her quiet, yet firm dominant tone, sets the mood, as we enter the mystery of the Salon every third Tuesday evening at the Bohemian Absinthe Lounge above TIME restaurant, in the heart of Philadelphia’s vibrant, social GLBT entertainment district.
SLIXA DAHL is excited to be Door Hostess again for September’s Salon. We sat down to discuss Susana’s venue, as we got ready for another sizzling sensate evening.
Susana – the Salon is often standing room only. Congratulations on the success of your venue! You must be so pleased with how the event has evolved over the last five plus years. What changes have you noted?
The Salon originally followed more closely the format of the Italian and French Salons that started in the 16th century. Because the attendance was smaller we were able to discuss and occasionally critique the works that were shared. With over 75 people it has become more entertainment. I have recently added a half hour Talk Q&A that is held prior to the readings.
From feedback I get from Salon attendees you have created an environment where men and women of different ages and identities feel very safe and comfortable discussing fantasies and ideas from different perspectives. What are your favorite aspects of Salon?
I enjoy watching people relate to some of the works, it shows on their faces. The moment when they feel normalized that someone else acts or feels the way they do.
Lady Dahl has many interesting articles at this link: