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Rough Sex for Nice Folks, Cuddle Parties and more with Reid Mihalko

Reid is one of my favorite workshop presenters. He will be in the Philadelphia area for 5 days starting April 22, offering several different types of events.


April 27 at Passional – “If you’re a lover, not a fighter, but you or your lover like it a little rough, let America’s favorite sex geek (and double black belt), Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com, show you how you can safely be a bad ass in bed.

From wresting to rough sex to advanced ergonomic techniques, join us for this humorous and informative workshop (with live demos!) on how to unleash your inner Bruce Lee of the bedroom.

In this 2 hour class for men and women we’ll cover:
Rough sex for nice people

The best sex positions, proper body positioning and ergonomics for harder, stronger, longer sex

Why and how wrestling can be a turn-on

Wrestling techniques that are safe, easy and fun

Hair-pulling 101

How to move your partner’s body around the bed with more ease

And much more!

No matter your experience level, orientation, relationship status, this class is going to be educational, fun, and give you some delicious bedroom kung-fu. Sit and watch as Reid demonstrates how easy it is to be a black belt at sex! We’ll even have plenty of room for your questions! Join us! Bring friends! Bring a note book!

TO REGISTER GO TO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rough-sex-for-nice-folks-tickets-16346550974

Also please join Reid and Monique Darling for a full 5 days of classes in the PA area including a cuddle Party and Fearless Relating Weekend

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM : Official Cuddle Party by Reid Mihalko, Edie Weinstein, and Monique Darling : https://www.facebook.com/events/824927364216805/

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM : Fearless Relating Panel, Speed Flirting, and Vulnerability Circle : https://www.facebook.com/events/419253751573248/

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM – Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM : Fearless Relating Weekend Intensive With Reid Mihalko & Monique Darling : https://www.facebook.com/events/1525435177738664/

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM : Rough Sex for Nice Folks with Reid Mihalko : https://www.facebook.com/events/1433050833655808/

Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be.

Follow Reid twittering as @ReidAboutSex. Like and subscribe to his Facebook page, Facebook.com/ReidAboutSex!”


Tonight – The Erotic Literary Salon-Live with Monica Day (Power of One Program) and the Femme-Mynistiques

Roads all clear in Center City, Philadelphia after a dusting of snow. Just enough to look like a winter wonderland and hide all the grime of the city.

So very excited about this evening’s entertainment, plus the readers of the Salon.

The Femme-Mynistiques are back with their powerful a cappella voices. Combining hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo, electronic music – and for those who don’t usually appreciate hip hop, sit back, relax and open your ears to some of the best sounds around.


Monica Day will be sharing her erotic life, fearlessly and totally uncensored for this her fourth Valentine’s presentation at the Salon. Monica is an artist, writer, performer, workshop leader and personal coach, plus the founder of The Sensual Life and the Power of One Program.

We have all experienced the power of both sharing and witnessing the intimacies of others at the Salon. People’s lives transform when they are able to share themselves in intimate ways with a room full of strangers. We have a fundamental need to be seen, and an equally strong desire to hear about the inner lives of others to validate our own experience.
Once, we sat around fires, and we shared ourselves with one another — deeply, creatively, vulnerably. It forged our ties as a family, a tribe. But today, we have made artists the keepers of our collective stories and experiences — and for many of us, it has limited our access to their power to transform and heal us.
Monica Day’s program — The Power of One — seeks to reclaim the power of expression, and return it to the source. To place the brave person willing to speak themselves into the world, onto the stage.
We have become a world of watchers. Television, movies, theater — we go, looking for ourselves in that mirror. Wanting to be moved, inspired, turned on — by the artists we employ to act out our cultural narrative.
The entertainment value may be incredible — but often, the real, raw, vulnerable truth is missing.
We have watched Monica Day explore this theme at the Salon for many years now — both in her own readings, as well as those she works with in her workshops. The Power of One is her most ambitious program yet — 5 people will take 10 months to create their own, individual, solo show, which will be professionally staged, performed, and filmed in NYC the first weekend of December.
She is currently interviewing candidates for the program, so if you are interested, contact her. We would love there to be a few local participants who might share their words with us as they develop them.
The Salon has witnessed the transformation of several participants from Monica’s previous workshops. It was awe inspiring for the attendees to watch her students evolve and grow on so many levels.
Don’t forget to come hear Monica read at the Salon tonight.


Ancient Sexuality before Kama Sutra, Monica Day – The Sensual Life WorkShop

25% discount for Monica Day’s ‘Essensual Experience: An Immersive Weekend Exploration of Sensual Courage, Creativity, and Confidence. February 21-23, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Below: Article on 4,000 Year Old Erotica

Monica Day can be viewed performing/reading on video to the right of the Erotic Literary Salon’s Home page.

Monica will be the featured presenter for the special Valentine’s Erotic Literary Salon-Live in Philadelphia, February 18th.

Excerpt from Essensual Experience Flier:

Introduction to the Essensual Experience provides a safe space to explore, experience, and express your sensuality. During three immersive days, you will discover the wisdom and power that is possible when you are comfortable in your own skin, and able to share who you are more fully and honestly.

“AMAZING! Life changing…opened up
my communication with everyone in a whole new way. Made me less afraid to express myself and how I truly feel. I have the knack for being able to “beat around the bush” with things that are all filler really, and Monica, you really got down to the deep place that I have always been scared to come from. – Sunny Pierce

For more details regarding the workshop:

http://www.thesensuallife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Intro-to-the-Essensual-Experience-Monica-Day.pdf When you contact Monica, tell her where you saw this ad and she will extend you the 25% discount. A most generous offer.

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

Clay plaquesClay plaques at The Israel Museum, made 1,500 years before the Kama Sutra, display graphically that Old Babylonian culture held an ‘exalted’ view of sex

BY ILAN BEN ZION January 17, 2014, 3:09 pm

Excerpts from Times of Israel Article:

Museums are often misconstrued as dusty and lifeless — the least likely place to find something hot and steamy. But the Ancient Near East section in The Israel Museum’s Archaeology Wing features rare erotic art from the land between the rivers (Tigris and Euphrates), which predates India’s Kama Sutra by over 1,500 years. Such astonishingly intimate works reveal a side to the ancient Near East that contrasts sharply with the modesty prevalent in the modern Middle East.

Two clay plaques, small enough to hold in your palm, depict couples copulating in remarkable detail. Dating from the early second millennium BCE, the Old Babylonian period, they come from a 300-year window when mass-produced terra cotta plaques were popular, including those that exhibit sexual acts.

Mesopotamian erotica was “really something racy,” Laura A. Peri, curator of Western Asiatic Antiquities, said when we met in the labyrinthine bowels of the museum. “It’s not all, you know, missionary and that’s it.”

The first plaque shows a man penetrating a woman from behind, while standing. The second, slightly smaller one, depicts a man and woman in a similar position, with the woman drinking beer through a straw from a jug.

According to Dr. Julia Assante, a Near Eastern social historian, the woman drinking beer from a straw was not just a reflection of lifelike sexual encounters, but was “undoubtedly a [visual pun].” The straw in the woman’s mouth and the man raising a cup of wine to his lips were symbolic of performing oral sex on their respective partners. The Babylonians, Assante writes, held “an exalted cultural view of sex as inducing an altered state of wonder.”

Read more: 4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/4000-year-old-erotica-depicts-a-strikingly-racy-ancient-sexuality/#ixzz2rQMhZvT0
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