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Tonight-Tues. Oct 18-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live-Adult Sex-Ed Salon,500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

Tonight – Dr. Kathleen Murphey will read an excerpt from her work “The Frog and the Transgendered Prince”  where she gives voice to more empowered visions of female sexuality and other under-represented sexualities.

Found an interesting website that offers writing resources.

One example:

500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes

by Bryn Donovan

VERBS!

gaze
stare
desire
crave
want
need
yearn
seek
ache
throb
pulse
flare
burn
intoxicate
overwhelm
stun
stagger
flutter
kiss
steal
coax
encourage
soothe
brush
bite
scrape
scratch
nip
nibble
lick
taste
suck
lave
drink
feast
feed
swallow
lap
savor
devour
consume
flood
seep
sate
delve
explore
worship
fuse
drown
abandon
immerse
ease
open
part
spread
slip
dart
trust
offer
ravish
assault
invade
fill
crash
force
plunder
capture
imprison
restrain
claim
sweep
swirl
caress
massage
cuddle
snuggle
cradle
cup
scoop
nuzzle
pet
rub
tickle
stroke
trace
trail
skim
graze
strip
reveal
gasp
breathe
inhale
pant
sigh
whimper
hiss
growl
cry
sob
moan
groan
choke
beg
murmur
whisper
scream
roar
tease
torment
torture
play
work
toy
course
surge
swell
strain
rouse/arouse
waken/awaken
escalate
rage
inflame
spark
thrill
enchant
fascinate
stir
stimulate
electrify
galvanize
skyrocket
provoke
invite
tempt
incite
demand
command
urge
transport
transfix
surrender
succumb
melt
relax
exalt/exult
relish
revel
flush
redden
tingle
hold
fling
close/enclose
grasp
grip
grab
tug
cling
pinch
squeeze
pull
roll
tumble
drag
haul
heave
yank
cover
flex
brace
dip
thrust
buck
arch
lift
rise
tilt
stretch
dive
kneel
sink
consummate
drive
penetrate
slam
ram
pummel
impale
plunge
bury
crush
fuck
push
shove
press
pound
thrash
convulse
clutch
clench
tighten
twitch
tremble
shiver
quiver
shake
shudder
jerk
writhe
rock
rack
circle/encircle
wrap
twine/entwine
clasp
enfold
wind
move
travel
roam
coil/recoil
squirm
twist
curl
struggle
wiggle
wriggle
slide
lunge
lower
fulfill
explode
shatter
come apart
fly apart

NOUNS!

scent
fragrance
flavor
tang
spice
embrace
hug
strength
beauty
hunger
longing
touch
act
grace
skill
instinct
passion
madness
obsession
freedom
wonder
sensation
treasure
seduction
persuasion
ecstasy
rush
greed
plea
rumble
fever
frenzy
euphoria
elation
rapture
longing
pleasure
satisfaction
gratification
devastation
service
edge
shock
jolt
rhythm
texture
friction
frisson
vision
siren
goddess
inamorata
soul mate
lover
gentleman
scoundrel
rake
climax
encounter
peak
joy
eyes
pupils
mouth
skin
flesh
satin
velvet
steel
goosebumps
lips
teeth
tongue
ear
lobe
jaw
stubble
hair
neck
nape
sweat
shoulder
back
chest
torso
belly
abdomen
navel
hips
curves
hands
wrists
fingers
nails
legs
ankles
feet
toes
heart
blood
veins
nerves
soul
bond
welcome
ardor
bliss
mess

ADJECTIVES!

reverent
devout
fervent
sincere
gentle
careful
patient
persistent
insistent
unrelenting
determined
languorous
slow
sweet
tart
pure
delicate
silky/silken
smooth
soft
tousled
tangled
creamy
rosy
bronzed
supple
lean
lithe
taut
smoky
smoldering
molten
willing
pliant
yielding
weak
slack
lax
vulnerable
unguarded
naked
nude
bare
exposed
intimate
unbidden/forbidden
dangerous
untamed
wild
feral
frantic
hungry
starved
fierce
single-minded
bold
daring
eager
shameless
volatile
intense
deep
tentative
hesitant
shy
responsive
desperate
anguished
hoarse
guttural
broken
lovely
gorgeous
radiant
glorious
magnificent
incandescent
breathtaking
exquisite
brilliant
sublime
delicious
delirious
powerful
strong
primal
potent
alive
male
warm
hot
heated
fiery
searing
scorching
stormy
tempestuous
ravenous
heartbreaking
meaningful
clever
deft
hard
stiff
erect
firm
solid
rigid
thick
heavy
plump
full-bodied
shapely
generous
rough
fast
rapid
swift
brutal
blunt
savage
raw
merciless
insane
violent
furious
irresistible
irrepressible
irrevocable
impossible
alluring
blinding
heady
slick
wet
luscious
juicy
succulent
ripe
lush
luxurious
sumptuous
voluptuous
suggestive
sinful
wicked
filthy
erotic
carnal
sensual
sexy
sultry
rich
addictive
drugged
wasted
undone
amazed
spent

*

Whew! I need a cigarette. And I don’t smoke!

This list and another one like it, “500 Great Words for Writing Action Scenes,” are in my book MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More.  If you’re interested, take a look!

Happy writing!

http://www.bryndonovan.com/category/writing-resources/

Press Release-Oct 18-The Erotic Literary Salon-Adult-Sex-Ed- Presenter Kathleen Murphey

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon and the Adult Sex-Ed Salon, Featuring Writer & Poet Kathleen Murphey along with Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Oct. 18.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

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, October 18. Featured reader Kathleen Murphey teaches composition and literature courses at Community College of Philadelphia. Recently she has started creating fiction trying to give voice to more empowered visions of female sexuality and other under-represented sexualities. http://www.kathleenmurphey.com

 

Dr. Murphey will present an excerpt from “The Frog and the Transgendered Prince” a story about Stephanie, the spoiled, awkward princess.  She is given a golden ball on her sixteenth birthday which she loses in a pond, and a frog retrieves it for her on the condition that she does the frog a favor.  She breaks her word and leaves the frog.  The frog finds her at the castle and demands to be her companion.  Slowly, Stephanie begins to talk to the frog and comes to know it as it comes to know her.  Finally, Stephanie realizes that the frog must be under an enchantment, and she hopes the frog will transform into a prince, but the frog reveals that it is a she, so Stephanie chooses to be a prince to be with the frog princess.  Thus the two are transformed into Stephen, the transgendered prince, and Julia, the princess.

 

The Adult Sex-Ed Salon is a one-hour program held prior to the Erotic Literary Salon. The attendees will create this month’s theme. They will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding 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.

 

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 15-20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud.

 

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 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

 

 

Why Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Matters to Straight People

I like Dr. Marty Klein’s take on this subject –

Why Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Matters to Straight People

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Alfred Kinsey said it best in 1948: the world is not so easily divided into sheeps and goats.

In his ground-breaking surveys of Americans’ sex lives, Kinsey discovered that many “straight” people were not entirely straight. This finding has been confirmed many times by subsequent studies of both men and women.

Back then, you were either 100% hetero-erotic in behavior, fantasy, and curiosity, or you were “queer,” a bucket of miscellaneous identities at the edge of the world. But Kinsey realized that sexual orientation isn’t that simple. And so he devised the Kinsey Scale, on which sexual orientation is not a fixed binary, but is rather located on a continuum.

Suddenly, we had more ways to describe ourselves.

Now multiply that by time—who we are sexually at 40 is often slightly different than who we were at 20. Now add the uncertainty of the future—we don’t really know what opportunities, challenges, contingencies, and near-death experiences lay around the corner for us.

As people say on those dating sites, “it’s complicated.”

And that’s why the whole gay-transsexual-queer-whatever thing matters to straight people.

Because those “other” folks are paving the way for everyone else to accept themselves as they are, rather than each of us searching for a sexual category to squeeze ourselves into.

And that’s true not only of sexual orientation regarding gender, but of other sexual categories. “Kinky” and “queer” are the new non-categories, used by thoughtful and lazy people alike. No problem. Terms like “bottom” and “slut” are also getting used, twisted, and are in the process of becoming meaningless as well.

Sex is one of life’s few arenas where we really can create our own story and evolve our own truth. Except for that pesky little detail of unintended pregnancy, sex has very little objective reality. We can configure it as we wish, collaborating with a partner to create forms of expression that suit who we are, or wish to be. There’s no need to select an off-the-rack sexual identity—“bisexual,” “eco-sexual,” “vanilla,” or anything else.

And so straight men watch porn of men sucking each other’s penises. Straight women fantasize about kissing a woman when they want to climax with their husbands. People do, or imagine, sexual activities that don’t fit into “normal” categories. They’re sometimes troubled by this. As long as behavior is consensual, they needn’t be. Fantasies don’t even have to meet that requirement.

And remember, you don’t have sex with “men” or with “women,” you sleep with George or Maria (or with as many unique individuals as you do). No one sleeps with all men, so we don’t need to categorize you as “a person who sleeps with men.”

So what do you call a lesbian who has a weekend fling with a man? Sonia. What do you call a guy who likes to spank his partner one night, and be spanked the next night? Morgan. What do you call yourself? Anything you like—and you don’t need a category.

Access to Sexual Intelligence a FREE newsletter by Dr. Marty Klein

https://sexualintelligence.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/why-brucecaitlyn-jenner-matters-to-straight-people/?utm_source=SI+%23184–June+2015&utm_campaign=%23184+June++2015&utm_medium=email

National Coming Out Day 2014: LGBT Whispers – The Erotic Literary Salon Outloud

The Erotic Literary Salon is all about Whispers https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whisper-share-express-meet/id506141837?mt=8 in person, out loud.

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For the past year Jennifer Booker has been sharing her transitioning from CIS male to female. The audience is learning about the effects of hormones and the effects of people’s responses on her psyche and her physical body. We are being enlightened in a manner never before witnessed. It is awe inspiring, she is our poster ‘child’ woman. She is beautiful, intelligent and brave.

Come October 21st to hear Jennifer along with many other readers share their heart felt stories, poetry, rants, and more.