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Concert TODAY 3/08 Unify! An International Women’s Day Benefit

Benefit Concert: Int’l Women’s Strike @ Underground Arts

Be part of the International Women’s Strike on March 8 by taking “time off” to enjoy the concert, and help support the new Crossroads Women’s Center at the same time. 

It’s not too late to get tickets for this benefit concert at Underground Arts 12th and Callowhill in Philadelphia! 

Hear an amazing line up of musicians including:  Louie Louie, Queen of Jeans, Molly Rhythm, Hemming, Ivy Sole and others, as well as speakers from grassroots campaigns against poverty, violence, discrimination, exploitation, war, the destruction of the environment, and for a caring society.



Press Release-Feb 16-Featured Presenter Monica Day

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Performer Extraordinaire Monica Day, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, Feb 16.


Monday, January 25, 2016




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, February 16. Monica Day returns to the Salon for her annual Valentine’s performance with an excerpt from her new one-woman show, “Falling Into Love,” which was recently performed in New York City. She has discovered, “she knows absolutely, positively nothing about love. And even worse, no one else seems to either. Except, possibly, love itself.” This is a presentation you do not want to miss. http://monicaday.com.


Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – Walter & Dr. Susana Mayer will facilitate the Adult S+x-Ed Q&A


Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.


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 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (98 years young) occasionally recites her original erotica.


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. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:15-7:45, readings begin at 8:00. 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



5 female-friendly (men you will also enjoy) porn websites that won’t make you cringe!

Enjoy the view and sounds. A regular attendee of the Salon sent me the following link to article at The HealthSite.


“Content suitable for 18+ years. Parental guidance required and advised. Please exit if below 18 years of age.

Why should boys have all the fun? Does this thought often cross your mind while watching porn? Porn websites largely cater to men and are often about the size, graphic zoom-in and out and erotic sounds. As a result most women do not enjoy watching it. But catering to this gap in the market are a few good people who have created female-friendly porn websites. Here’s our pick of top 5 websites.


Women are often turned on by reading erotic stories than watching the usual porn. The popularity of 50 Shades of Grey is proof of how erotica is a huge market for women. This website caters to this need to read to get turned on. The Erotic Woman has a huge bank of sex stories which you can access for free. The tales are categorised so that is easy for you to find the kind of sex that turns you on. Also read – 10 steps to have an orgasm.


Have you always to watch adult cinema which is elegantly shot and does not make you cringe? If yes, Lust Cinema is the place for you. It has a collection of award-winning films by various directors. They all are well-shot, have a storyline in place but do promise a lot of sex and erotica.You need to become a member to watch and download these movies. But you can view the collection and watch trailers of the movies for free. You may also like – 5 kinds of orgasm every woman should have.


This website has a very different way of arousing you and getting you in the mood. Many women do not prefer watching explicit porn and if you are one of them, Beautiful Agony is one porn website you should visit. It only shows you faces of people without much nudity involved. These videos are essentially people masturbating or making out till they reach an orgasm. It also has a confessions corner where people talk about their fantasies and sexual experiences. To top it all, these are real people and not porn artists. You will find people of different nationalities, age, race, etc sharing their O-face.  You can also submit your own videos. You need to become a member to access the videos but you can watch their showreel and a few free clippings before you decide if this is what turns you on. Read – top 5 reasons women fake an orgasm during sex.


Like listening to erotica more than watching porn? You can go to this web page which has audio clips of different kinds of sex sounds. From people talking about their fantasies to females and males masturbating, having sex – you will find a collection of what they call ‘sexy sounds’.  Since it is only sound clips, you are free to imagine and make up your own stories in your head. You can access it all for free and even record and submit your own audio clip. You may also enjoy – clitoris: things you need to know about this powerful sexual organ.


Pregnant women too have their share of needs and one of them is sexual satisfaction. And there is a website just to cater to that! Pregnant Chicken is a website especially for knocked up women who do not want the same regular porn. This website has images of hot Hollywood actors saying hot stuff to pregnant women such as ‘Use me as your body pillow. You know I find your pregnancy induced snoring adorable.’  But it also has other pregnancy related articles. Also read – how to have sex during pregnancy.”



Search for Magic Pill Misses the Mark-Does Sex Have An Expiration Date?-Philadelphia Inquirer

My letter to the editor was published November 7 in response to the FDA Conference article of October 29. Bottom line, men have 24 medications for libido problems, women have 0.



Search for magic pill misses the mark

Does sex have an expiration date? For some women it does. Hormone imbalance caused by childbirth, hysterectomy, menopause, medication side effects, aging, pain, and long-term relationships can impact a woman’s libido and arousal negatively. A major issue with the federal Food and Drug Administration considering approval of a low-libido drug for women is the expectation that one drug can remedy several problems (“Elusive issue of women’s low libido,” Oct. 29).

It is why off-label Viagra and testosterone, bio-identical creams, sex therapy, explicit sex videos, erotica, and the like may work for some women and not others. One reason for the success of 50 Shades of Grey is that many women credit the book with reviving their libido.

Everyone seems to be making decisions for women, from the FDA to various factions that believe libido issues can be remedied only with talk therapy or only with drugs. My experience as a clinical sexologist and sex educator has led me to believe women must be educated regarding their sexual health and given choices so they can ultimately have pleasurable and fun sex. Ageless sex is not an impossible concept, but we need to be open to many different ways to achieve it, and medications are certainly part of the picture.

Susana Mayer, Philadelphia

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20141107_LETTERS_-_Nov__7.html#kbPphEUGbEJwTkvU.99