Tag: the erotic literary salon

Reminder: May 15-Next Tuesday-Chlamydia dell’Arte Performance-Special Attendee Readings-Audience Participation Section-All to Celebrate 10 Years of A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression

I developed the Salon in May 2008 to mainstream erotica. Women in my focus groups claimed they were feminists and therefore would never read erotica. At next week’s Salon I shall tell an abridged version of the many paths taken to lead to the present day Salon.

Also, the attendees will have the opportunity to participate anonymously, as they create questions of a sexual nature to match the statements they will be given at the Salon.

Chlamydia dell’Arte will perform their marvelous sex-ed burlesque routines, and some of our attendees will share wonderful erotica.

Frances my Chosen Mom and first reader at the Salon, wrote her first erotic piece at 91. Sensexual: A Unique Anthology is dedicated to her and a majority of her work is published within.

First piece ever read:

Editor’s Note: When Frances, the Salon’s nonagenarian in residence, first came to read at the Salon at 91, she used the pseudonym Lily. She was fearful of losing her volunteer position: working with young school children in Florida. A year later she threw caution to the wind, and became Frances to all who attend the Salon.

This piece was her first attempt at writing erotica about an experience that happened when she was 89.

I am Lily‚ there he was, the man, standing by the pool of our senior community. My eyes stood still and my breath slowed down. I hadn’t seen a white haired man who could touch my heart for almost a lifetime. We reached for each other and agreed to meet the next week.

Without shame, I lay naked on the bed, eagerly separating my legs as the man knelt before me. My body warmed in a new way. Ripples of movement ran through me‚ and music by Vivaldi.

My skin smoothed out and was flooded with rosy coloring. I was a painting by Rubens and the man said I was beautiful.

Editor’s Note: Frances had forgotten to mention the title, but after being cued, blurted out “First Date.” Upon hearing the audience gasp she said, “We’re old, we don’t have that much time.”

First Date, continued

It is now seven years later—I am back in Florida for the six-month period I spend in the sun, doing volunteer work with children and with older people. I look forward to seeing the man again, renewing our friendship and our love.

There he is standing on my doorstep—now aged 97—very skinny and very frail. We sat on the couch like two kids on their first date until I suggested we go into the bedroom.

When the man delivering my life call emergency machine interrupted us, we pulled ourselves together and looked quite innocent—actually we were—almost.

Frances passed away in October at 100 ½ of natural causes.While we partied for 2 days prior to her death, as she requested, I shared this piece with friends and relatives, some who had never heard her erotica. She lay in bed while I read, smiling and most proud. She loved being part of the Salon’s community.

There is a video on the home page of the Salon’s website where you can hear Frances reading the adult, children’s formatted book, “Go The Fuck To Sleep.”

Press Release-May 15- The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed 10th Anniversary Celebration with Chlamydia dell’Arte

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, 10thYear Anniversary Celebration Featuring Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque Show,Tuesday, May 15.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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, May 15.  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.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon celebrates its 10thyear of being a verbal sanctuary for sexual expression. Chlamydia dell’Artewill provide edutainment in the form of aSex-Ed Burlesque Show. They use skits, songs, dance, and comedy to talk about sex and human sexuality. Created in 2009, CDA has performed to acclaimed and sold-out runs in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Vancouver, and Montreal.https://www.facebook.com/Chlamydia.dell.Arte/ They will be performing at the Capital Fringe in Washington DC. Five performances between July 18-24 (tickets go on sale June 18) https://www.capitalfringe.org/festival-13-2018

 

The attendees will also have the opportunity to participate anonymously, as they create questions of a sexual nature to match the statements they will be given at the Salon.

 

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. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. 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 between 7:00-8:00, 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

 

 

TONIGHT-April 17-The Erotic Literary Salon Live-Dan Berlin Featured Reader, SIRI Q & A, Video-Annie Sprinkle Tit Prints

Come and share the questions and/or statements you posed to SIRI and her responses. Topics of sex, relationships, and naughty thoughts. I have noticed you can sometimes ask the same question and she will have different responses.

Annie Sprinkle Tit Prints

I met Annie Sprinkle when she lectured at my grad school in S.F., the same institute where she received her doctorate. Former Porn star turned performance artist, she now is a crusader for Sexecology, “The Earth is our lover. We are madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection.”

http://sexecology.org

I have purchased quite a few of her signed, original tit prints. If you are interested in purchasing I can send you images and prices. Below is a wonderful video of Annie creating some of her prints.

Press Release-April 17-The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex-Ed

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Featuring Raconteur Extraordinaire Daniel Berlin, Reading Excerpts From Lust in the Age of Anxiety, Tuesday, April 17.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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, April 17. 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.

 

The Erotic Literary Salon will feature Daniel Berlin who has been writing erotica for nearly 20 years, and recently has been producing audio porn. Philadelphia provides the perfect backdrop for his erotic personal essays, Lust in the Age of Anxiety, which explores the drama and humor surrounding intimacy and sexual relationships from the POV of an inexperienced 30-something, who just wants to make sense of it all. He will be selecting a few of his favorite pieces for the showcase to exemplify his themes and style, which becomes a performance, and more than just words on a page. Berlin has pulled together his wide range of skills and interests: from music, cuisine, and literature, to electronics, religion, race, and drugs; to draw meaning and insight during some of life’s most confusing times.

 

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. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. 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 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