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Today-June 18-The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex Ed Live-Flenardo, FREE raffle Passional Boutique, Cliteracy

Another wonderful Erotic Literary Salon-Live to be held today June 18 in Philadelphia.


Sophia Wallace on Cliteracy  https://youtu.be/u54YSnkog5U 

A Case for Literacy at https://ted.com/talks/sophia_wallace_a_case_for_cliteracy

Sophia Wallace website  https://www.sophiawallace.art/about

Artist Sofia Wallace’s “Cliteracy” Projects Wants to Educate You On the Most Glorious Of Female Organs

Let’s talk about how the clitoris wasn’t fully understood by science until 1998(as in, the same year “…Baby One More Time” came out). This is pretty appalling, considering half of the world’s population has had one since the beginning of human existence. Luckily, conceptual artist and photographer Sofia Wallace is clearing up a few things about the ever-mysterious organ with her latest venture, “Cliteracy.”

Wallace’s idea behind the multi-medium project was to not only educate the public about the clitoris, but also shed light on society’s ignorance on the subject. For example: did you know that the clitoris can be up to 9 centimeters long? Or that most of it isn’t even visible? See? We need Wallace.

“It is a curious dilemma to observe the paradox that on the one hand the female body is the primary metaphor for sexuality, its use saturates advertising, art and the mainstream erotic imaginary. Yet, the clitoris, the true female sexual organ, is virtually invisible,” Wallace told Creem magazine earlier this year.

Insane, right? With such a broad and complex subject like the clitoris, Wallace knew it would take more than just a single art piece to really get her point across. Through a multimedia component, street art, and even a “clit rodeo,” Wallace makes becoming cliterate easy (and fun). She explains the project here:

Sophia Wallace on YouTube

First up: the “100 Natural Laws of Cliteracy.” This multimedia piece is 10 by 13 foot collage of posters featuring bite-sized facts about the organ —like “The clitoris is not a button, it is an iceberg” and “Freedom in society can be measured by the distribution of orgasms.” The cherry on top? A six foot-wide neon “cliteracy” sign. Wallace wants viewers to feel “small” next to it, no matter who they are.

Then there’s the street art. Describing it as an “advertising campaign for the clitoris,” Wallace took slogan-driven posters to the streets of New York City. It’s nearly impossible not to do a double take at anything with the word “clit” or “orgasm” printed across it — which is saying a lot considering how immune to outdoor advertising the average New Yorker is.

And, of course, there was the “Clit Rodeo”: an entire event surrounding the demystification of the clitoris. Who wouldn’t want to attend an event by that name, if only just to check in there on Facebook? It was a good night for Instagram photographers too. Wallace teamed up with sculptor Kenneth Thomas to create (wait for it) a giant golden, anatomically correct, ridable clitoris. Enough said.

Naturally, like anything involving explicit neon signs and/or giant golden genitalia, Wallace’s project went viral. Seeing as the clitoris falls somewhere between the Big Bang Theory and the last season of Lost on the mysterious scale, this is a very good thing for womankind. By expanding the conversation on what used to be such a taboo subject, Wallace is doing women (and humans in general) a great service. Let’s keep talking about it — and reblogging photos of this carnival-sized clitoris.

Images: Mary Raburn/Bustle Stock Illustration; Sofia Wallace



Passional Boutique – Philadelphia


Reminder Next Tuesday June 18 – The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex Ed Live – Featuring Spoken Word Author – Flenardo, Directed Erotic Visualisation©

Please don’t miss this Salon, Flenardo returns to Philadelphia especially for the Erotic Literary Salon.

Want to have a “thought” orgasm? If you are interesting in hearing words that arouse and have the potential to create an orgasm then Essemoh Teepee’s Directed Erotic Visualisation© site is for you. There are generic audio ones and then the opportunity to have one created personally to fit your personal specifications and desires. My personal audio worked when nothing else did. Personal audio –  https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=19542337. Generic audio – http://esensualwellbeing.com

Looking forward to seeing you and hearing some wonderful words at the next Erotic Literary Salon, June. 18.

Press Release-June 18-The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed- Featuring Flenardo

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-/Ed -Live, Featuring Author and Spoken Word Artist Flenardo, Tuesday, June 18.

PCSalons@gmail.com– contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Founder and Host,

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com– guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com– blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, June 18. The Salon welcomes back Flenardo, spoken word artist extraordinaire. He recently authored, Forbidden Forgiveness– his third urban fiction novel starring Malakai and Asperilla and appearances by Ayanna, Corbin, Cherry, Kryptonite, Jaz and Isabella. This series follows The Poetic Whore(2014) and Married to the Pen: Sequel (2016). His novels are available at http://freknardo.com/ and also Amazon.

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: Since 2008, 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. The audience has the opportunity to participate sometimes reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. The attendees also have the opportunity to create caption for erotic cartoon specifically designed for the Salon. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found 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 between7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately8:30. 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


“First time attending but I really enjoyed myself, great crowd, love the transparency and openness. Looking forward to next month with great anticipation.”

First-time attendee 2018


“Finding my voice in such an amazing community has been such a light in my life. I’m feeling whole and full of love.

Attendee 2019


Tomorrow-May 21-The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed, FREE Raffle – Passional Boutique/ Sexploratorium Gift Certificates

Passional Boutique/Sexploratorium has gifted us 4 gift certificates valued at $25 each. Free raffles at the door of the Salon. The numbers will be called at the end readings. If you have to leave early may I suggest gifting your ticket to some who will be staying till the end. I really like their logo.

Come celebrate 11 years of the Salon being a verbal sanctuary for sexual expression. Hope to see you tomorrow night. Doors open 6:30 and we start at 7.

Dr. Jennifer Booker’s book launch – The New Normal.