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Erotica, Aural Adventures and More, Reminder-Tuesday-Nov 17 The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Check your email – junk box, wherever the Erotic Literary Salon newsletter gets placed. It will be there this morning, Nov 11. Info on Aural adventures workshop https://www.facebook.com/events/1485814401748553/ and more “New Events.”


If you wish to subscribe send email with subscribe in subject line to: pcsalons@gmail.com

This Tuesday, Nov 17 the Erotic Literary Salon-Live will be in Philadelphia. The press release says it all: http://theeroticsalon.com/blog/press-release-nov-17-featured-reader-usa-today-bestselling-author-n-m-silber/ – Hope to see you there.

If this is a style of erotica you enjoy – “What they found was not the warm, stirring seclusion of lovers, but a sterile isolation that stifled then stilled expressions voiced from hearts as it dried and wilted swelling statements from loins. Here, where there was no hope of overture, their longing to issue in concert a candid crescendo of lust disappeared.” – you can subscribe here to receive more: https://erotica5935.wordpress.com


Discount Code for – SexX Interactive Conference & Workshops This Weekend

SEXx Interactive is a multi-day sex-positive conference featuring workshops, academic presentations, art galleries, and performances. It celebrates the mind, body and soul of sexuality.


IMPORTANT: Use Code SEXXEROTIC for 15% discount – good for one workshop, one day, or all weekend.
Student & Senior discounts also on website.  http://sexxinteractive.com

Add this hashtag to all online p/r posts & social media invites: #SEXxPHL

My workshops and SexX event below:

May 8, Friday

11:21a- 11:28: What is Your Recipe For Sexual Ecstasy? 6 Word Sex Memoir (MIND)

3:45-5:15: Session D: Ageless Sex: Does Sex Have an Expiration Date? (MIND)

5:30-6:30: Session B: Everything you Wanted to Know about Women’s Orgasms, but  {had} no one to ask (MIND)

May 9, Saturday

2:30-4: Session C: Terri Clark and Susana Mayer: Touch Me…Touch Me Not: Relationships and Skin Hunger (BODY)

Entire program:

For Details: http://www.sexxinteractive.com/programs/
IMPORTANT: Use Code SEXXEROTIC for 15% discount – good for one workshop, one day, or all weekend.
Student & Senior discounts on website.
SEXx Interactive is a multi-day sex-positive conference featuring workshops, academic presentations, art galleries, and performances. We seek to celebrate the mind, body and soul of sexuality.
Conference Schedule :

6:00pm- 8:00pm Registration and Mixer at Sexploratorium- 317 South St. 10:00 pm- 2:00 am Bob & Barbara’s Drag Show -1509 South St.

Friday- 1st Unitarian Church- 2125 Chestnut St

8:00am- 9:00am Registration

9:00am- 10:00am Welcome from the SEXx Team

10:00am- 12:00pm TED Style Talks:

10:00a- 10:07: Erin Crabill: How to be a Good Consumer of Sexual Services (MIND)
10:09a- 10:16: Leah M. Morgan Anderson: Taboo Secrets (MIND)
10:18a- 10:25: Katie Starrantino: Cancer and Sex (MIND)
10:27a- 10:34: Deb Hinchey: Active, Informed, and Enthusiastic Consent and its Roots in BDSM (MIND)
10:36a- 10:43: Lorena Olvera: Poemas de Amor y Sexo (CORAZON)
10:45- 10:52: Mallory Rhodes: The Afterglow (HEART)
10:54a- 11:01: M Dante: Romantic Love of Erotic Labor (MIND)
11:03a- 11:10: Sarah D’Andrea: Finding Body Positivity from My Menstrual Cup (MIND)
11:12a- 11:19: Susana Mayer: What is Your Recipe For Sexual Ecstasy? 6 Word Sex Memoir (MIND)
11:30pm- 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm- 1:45pm TED Style Talks Pt 2:

1:00p- 1:07: Susan DiPronio: Surrender (HEART)
1:09p- 1:16: Annalisa Castaldo: SM is Not D/s (and Why it Matters) (MIND)
1:18p- 1:25: Messy Potamia: Messy Analysis of Penile Biodiversity (HEART)
1:27p- 1:34: Laura Weiner: PTSG: Post Traumatic Stress Growth and the Power of Vulnerability (HEART)
1:36p- 1:43: Bevin Branlandingham: Reclaiming Sexuality From a Society that Wants You Disappeared (HEART)
1:45pm- 2:00pm Break

2:00pm- 3:30pm 90 Minute Workshops

Session A: Ignacio Rivera: Trans-Queering your Sex (BODY)
Session B: Ashley Netanel: Storytelling Sex: Crafting Narratives to Share Experiences and Build Community (MIND)
Session C: Morgan Thorne: Demystifying Asexuality (MIND)
Session D: Louis A. Ortiz-Fonseca: Screening of the Gran Varones “Our Legacy is Alive.” (HEART)
3:30pm- 3:45pm Break

3:45pm- 5:15pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Rachel Kramer Bussel: Erotica 101 (MIND)
Session B: Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP: Picking a Sex-Positive Therapist: Hints From a Survey of Local Psychotherapists (MIND)
Session C: Morgan Thorne: Building Better BDSM Communities (MIND)
Session D: Susana Mayer: Ageless Sex: Does Sex Have an Expiration Date? (MIND)

5:15pm- 5:30pm Break
6:00pm- 7:00pm 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Susana Mayer: Everything you Wanted to Know about Women’s Orgasms, but {had} no one to ask (MIND)
Session B: Kathy Turnowchyk: Don’t Wait till the Sex Bomb is Dropped: Creating a Community of Askable Adults (MIND)
Session C: Jermel Wallace: Crazy Sh*t People Say- A Dialogue to De-stigmatize HIV (MIND)
Session D: Tammyrae B: Breaking the Barrier (HEART)
Session E: Pierre CorVair: Boylesque 101 (BODY)
Session F: Sonalee Rashatawar: I Like ‘Em Fat Like That: The Implications of the Fat Positivity Movement on Sexuality (MIND)
Session G: Goddess Thain: How to Talk to Your Client About Kink/Poly/LGBTQIA Issues (specifically for sexual & mental health professionals) (MIND)
7:00pm- 7:15 pm Break

7:15pm- 8:15 pm Keynote Speaker – Carlos Decena

8:15 pm- 8:30 pm Break

8:30pm- 11:30pm Performance & Film:

8:30- Sebastian Cummings
8:55 – Jacqueline Mary – film
9:40 – David and Rachel – Comedygasm
10:20 – Clark Mathews – film
10:50 Jefferson Bare
10:30pm- 11:30pm DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour (free for attendees, $10 for others)

11:30pm- 2:00am SEXx Dance Church (dance party)

Saturday -1st Unitarian Church- 2125 Chestnut St

8:00am- 9:00am Registration

9:00am- 10:00am Second Keynote- Feminista Jones

10:00am- 10:15am Break

10:15am- 11:15am 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Deborah Hinchey: Rope Bondage Basics: How to be Knotty (BODY)
Session B: Ashley Netanel: What Do You Mean by “Kinky”? A BDSM Primer for the Sexually Curious (MIND)
Session C: Alex Bove: The Trouble with Hairy Palms: A Brief History of Male Masturbation (MIND)
Session D: Caitlin Murphy: DeTox: Eliminating Toxic Ingredients and Materials from Sex Toys, Lube, and Sexual Wellness Products (MIND)
Session E: Rough RydeHer: Dragging and Passing (BODY)
Session F: Al Vernacchio: Pizza: The Key to Stopping Sexual Assault and Promoting Sexual Justice (MIND)
Session G: Jessica Rosenberg: Sex as a Spiritual Practice (HEART)
11:15am- 11:30am Break

11:30am- 1:00pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Morgan Thorne: Canadian Prostitution Laws: The Repressive New Regime (MIND)
Session B: Lorena Olvera: Fighting Oppression Through Theater (HEART)
Session C: Jefferson Bare: Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire & Romance (HEART)
1:00pm- 2:30pm Lunch

2:30pm- 4:00pm 90 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Lex Loro & Emmett Patterson: Not Your Average Sex Talk: Creating Inclusive Peer-to-Peer Sex Education on College Campuses (MIND)
Session B: Leela Sinha: Telling the Sexy Truth: authentic communication from the body outward (MIND)
Session C: Terri Clark and Susana Mayer: Touch Me…Touch Me Not: Relationships and Skin Hunger (BODY)
Session D: Goddess Thain: Sharps Play: Needleplay & Staplework (BODY)
4:00pm- 4:15pm Break

4:15pm- 5:15pm 60 Minute Workshops: Session A: Takeallah Rivera: Fast-Tailed Girls: Modesty and Sexuality in Black Female Culture (MIND)
Session B: Tibbie X: GASH UNIVERSE- Uniting Sexuality, Rock-n-Roll, Family, Spirituality out and proud in a Conservative Nation (MIND)
Session C: Sebastian Cummings: Sex: Learning To Unlearn (HEART)
Session D: Sonalee Rashatwar : Decolonizing Sex Positivity (HEART)
Session E: Francisco Zavala: Working with LGBT Youth (BODY)
5:00- 7:00 “Looking” Opening Reception at Albominium (1318 Walnut St, 3rd Floor) Exhibiting the work of artists: Kiera Westfall, Peter Checchia, Tara Lessard, Laura Weiner, Susan DiPronio, Leah Appleton and Albo Jevons. Closing May 10 1-4 pm.

5:15pm- 5:30pm Break

5:30pm- 6:30pm 60 Minute Workshops:

Session A: Timaree Schmit, Ph.D.: Vampires, Leatherface & Girls in their Underwear: Sexuality in Horror Movies (MIND)
Session B: Erin Crabill: How Sex for Money Became a “Social Evil” (MIND)
Session C: Katelyn Regan: Media Influences on Western Pubic Hair Removal Practices: The Demise of the “Natural” Look (MIND)
Session D: shay(den) n. gonzalez & Ignacio Rivera: Advancing Poly Caucus (HEART)
Session E: Sonalee Rashatawar & Sukriti Dabral: Mindfulness for your Everyday Life (BODY)
6:30pm- 6:45pm Break

6:45pm- 7:45pm Third Keynote Speaker- Ignacio Rivera

7:45pm- 9:00pm Dinner Break

9:00pm- 2:00am Evening Events: Aviary at William Way Center (1315 Spruce St); Stimulus: Back2Basics at Tabu Lounge (200 S 12th St); Gabriel Martinez’s Art Performance “Iniciación” at Bike Stop (206 S Quince St), to be followed by Candela Queer Latino dance party, featuring live performance by Lady LaBelle (free for attendees, $5 for others)



Liberating Pleasure & Healing the Spirit-workshop-Reading the Bible with Sex Positive Eyes

My good friend Reverend Dr. Beverly Dale (Rev Bev) will be teaching a four week course, “Reading the Bible with Sex Positive Eyes” starting this Weds. 9/17, day after the Salon. Her courses are always well received and filled with myth shattering information.


NEXT CLASS BEGINS 9/17-10/8 -a 4 week course called “Reading the Bible with Sex-Positive Eyes”

William Way Center in Philadelphia PA. 7 p.m PRE-REGISTER at tinyurl.com/nnf6d7j

The workshops and classes offered by the Incarnation Institute are based on the requests and usually customized to the interests of the participants. These sexual subjects are always presented through a body and sex-positive Christian framework. We have expertise in the following areas:


  • The Hook-up Culture
  • Sexual ethics and decision-making
  • Sexual diversity
  • Gender non-conformity
  • Sexual abuse
  • Self-image and sexual self-confidence
  • Women’s erotic empowerment

Sample Programs

“Calling Missionaries of Pleasure” – a program for those who are already exploring outside traditional norms that illustrates the crucial insights learned about body acceptance, diversity, intimacy and pleasure’s abundance are important contributions for a body-positive society. Rather than being hidden away, these lessons are good news to be celebrated and shared with others.

“Seeing Biblical Women through New Eyes: Sassy, Sexy and Self-Confident” & “Reading the Bible with Sex-Positive Eyes” — Both of these programs highlight the ways scripture is always in dialogue with reason, science, Christian tradition, and our personal spiritual journeys. This perspective towards scripture helps open us to fresh insights that challenge sex-negativity and religious rigidity as well as sexism and misogyny.

“The Hook-Up Culture: The Good, Bad and the Ugly” – a program for singles that acknowledges that a “meat market” approach to dating is only slightly less appealing than enforced celibacy. This non- judgmental program makes a distinction between objectified, cheap, and meaningless hook-ups and mutually satisfying, but ethical and compassionate relationships of a short duration.

“Introduction to a Gay-Friendly Christianity” – a program for the sexual minority communities and those people who love them. The focus is on inclusion and hospitality as hallmarks of Jesus’ life and teachings as well as a re-examination of the traditional “clobber passages” in the Bible that are used to justify Bible bashing of this population.

“Christianity or Polyamory: It’s Not Either/Or” — This program is for those interested in multi- partnerships and has as a key focus the ways scripture and stories of the early church can teach us how to discern righteous behavior — rather than simply obeying cultural norms.

More Information: