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Help us raise 5 grand in 30 days! Sexy writers deserve to get paid! 

Help us raise 5 grand in 30 days! Sexy writers deserve to get paid! 

Bookish Beasts Contributor: Smuttywood!

It’s time again for another participator bio for Bookish Beasts, coming to the CSC on Sunday, July 13th!

Say hello to Smuttywood! 

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okay, that’s not her. 

Smuttywood is a Bay Area Native. She earned her BFA in photography in 2012.

Since then, she has worked in various mediums including woodworking to examine the spectrum of sexuality.

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In 2013, she founded the company Illustrated Antics.

You can see more of her work at her website http://www.welcometosmuttywood.com, or at her company’s site http://illustratedantics.bigcartel.com . 

Smuttywood will be bringing handmade titty toys, cheeky zines and some saucy stickers :). Visitors who say the safe word “Sticky”, will get a free sticker!

Homemade titty toys like this: 

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We are so excited to see you at Bookish Beasts, where you can mingle with Smuttywood, and the rest of the rad sexy zine-makers, artists and comic writers! 

RSVP on facebook (tell yr friends!) https://www.facebook.com/events/776173752413526/?fref=ts

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Fundraiser for Sex Still Spoken Here erotica anthology!

On July 1st, 2014, the Center for Sex and Culture & The Erotic Reading Circle launched a month-long fundraiser to publish our new anthology entitled Sex Still Spoken Here.

The Indiegogo campaign will take place throughout July with a goal of raising $5,000 dollars. A mighty goal, we know, but this money will go towards printing costs and actually PAYING our 27 writers (amazing right?!). As a volunteer-run project, we really need your help.

How can you get involved?

1. Donate! Every dollar helps! If you have more than that, you can score an e-book for $7 or splurge for $20 gets and receive a gorgeously printed paperback of your very own. The prizes just get better from there.

2. If you can’t donate (or even if you can) Tag us, Share us, Spread the word!

  • Follow us on twitter @ssshanthology, and use our #ssshbook hashtag
  • Like us on Facebook where we’ll be sharing new content from the book almost everyday this month.
  • Subscribe to our email list  to get daily emails with never-before-read content and teasers directly sent to your inbox. It’s gonna be sweet!

We’ll feature material from our 27 writers, including horehound stillpoint, Seeley Quest, Simone Corday, Sinclair Sexsmith, Jeff Jacobson, Avery Cassell, Dorothy Freed, Scott Bentley, C.J. Schneider, Anáin Bjorquist, Christine Solano, Lilycat, Jack Fritscher, Norman Armstrong, Holly Zwalf and more, plus sexy stuff from the editors: Dr. Carol Queen, Jen Cross, and Amy Butcher. 

Why should you get involved, you may ask?

The Erotic Reading Circle is a group of writers and listeners that has gathered every week since 2006, at San Francisco’s Center for Sex and Culture, to share stories of desire and longing in a supportive and fun community setting. We believe that there should be more erotic writing in the world, not less, so that readers have access to a wider, more realistic, more human array of erotic expression – thus this new anthology, named in honor of the first Erotic Reading Circle anthology, Sex Spoken Here, published in 1997 by Down There Press. 

This is the first anthology published by the Center (and the second book this year!). We have a lot more we’d like to publish from our fledgling DIY publishing arm but we are a small team of volunteers, and there is only so much we can do. Therefore, it is really up to our (and your) community’s support and help increase the reach of this campaign. We thank you from the bottoms of our writerly hearts and can’t wait ‘til Sex Still Spoken Here is … well … finally here!

With adoration & gratitude,

Carol, Jen, and Amy

The Editors of Sex Still Spoken Here 

(coming September 2014)

Blogged by emilie

Bookish Beasts Contributor Bio: JON MACY

Welcome to another participator bio for Bookish Beasts, coming to the CSC on Sunday, July 13th!

Meet Jon Macy:

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Jon Macy has contributed to the queer comics anthologies MEATMEN, GAY COMICS, THREE, QU33R, and NO STRAIGHT LINES, as well as gay erotic magazines such as STEAM, BUNKHOUSE, and INTERNATIONAL LEATHERMAN.
His graphic novel TELENY AND CAMILLE, an adaptation of the classic novel of gay love attributed to Oscar Wilde and his circle, won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for gay erotica.
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His most recent work is FEARFUL HUNTER, which received the 2010 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. 
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Jon Macy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be peddling his wares at Bookish Beasts next weekend. You can find more of his work at: http://www.jonmacy.com/ and http://jonmacy.tumblr.com/

RSVP to Bookish Beasts on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/776173752413526/?fref=ts

stay tuned for more artists bios coming this & next week! 
Blogged by emilie

Bookish Beast contributor bio: the great Dorian Katz

Welcome to the first participator bio for Bookish Beasts!

Meet CSC gallery curator and artist Dorian Katz:

Dorian Katz draws no line between the innocent & truly perverse in her work.image

See what we mean?

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So there are many things that make a sex librarian’s job great. There are countless little things, besides reading Nina Hartley’s fan mail, meeting many a sex positive people, finding Howie Gordon’s (Listen to a new radio interview with him here @Progressive Radio Network) new book signed on my desk and ready for me to read. ALL THE SEX BOOKS—ALL THE TIME.

There is definitely one thing that I love a lot, and that is finding Carol Queen everywhere. It’s like Where’s Waldo to a certain degree. So let me share with you this recent find, as I was cataloging a lot of duplicates of kinky queer magazines (TO BE SOLD SOON__KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR THAT), I was flipping through BLACK SHEETS, and sure enough, there was Carol with some fabulous writing about being a sex slave to her Mistress cat Bracelet.

Also, The CSC LIBRARY is open today! Come by and say hello!

Love, Miss Ian

Lovely stakeholder people!

Weare about to do another fundraising day with Razoo — they are sponsoriong GivingTuesday on December 3, a day of nonprofit support after Black Friday and CyberMonday. Donations raised that day will make the Center for Sex & Culture eligible for prizes that can boost our overall earnings, and that will help get us ready to begin the New Year on a more fiscally stable footing. 
Can you help? Whether you Facebook it, Tweet about it, or send to your own mailing list of lovely people, we would SO appreciate your helping us spread the word that donations on Tuesday will help us get cookin’ on our new year of programming and operations.
Here’s that URL:
We thank you so very much for your ongoing support and co-creation at CSC, and for helping us out with this! We have a page of proposed tweets if you’d like to see and use any of them — just let me know.
Here’s to another year of sex and culture!
xoxox—CQ and all your friends at CSC

PS — Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! We are thankful for YOU and all you do to help us make the Center for Sex & Culture vision real! 

AVN - Game Changers: 30 Women Power Players in the Adult Industry ⇢

Featuring CSC’s own Dr. Carol Queen Ph.D

Center for Sex and Culture’s Exhibition Catalog of Safer Sex Posters 
The Center for Sex and Culture, located in San Francisco, is publishing an art exhibition catalog on our safer sex poster collection in conjunction with an exhibition displaying these posters at our gallery. The 2-month exhibition opens on November 8, 2013.

Please check out the KICKSTARTER campaign, spread the good word, and visit in November to see the historical posters on display.

Center for Sex and Culture’s Exhibition Catalog of Safer Sex Posters

The Center for Sex and Culture, located in San Francisco, is publishing an art exhibition catalog on our safer sex poster collection in conjunction with an exhibition displaying these posters at our gallery. The 2-month exhibition opens on November 8, 2013.

Please check out the KICKSTARTER campaign, spread the good word, and visit in November to see the historical posters on display.

I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog
 Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message. These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives. The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.
 Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen. 
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 7 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014. Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.
Dorian

I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog



Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message.

These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives.

The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.


Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen.
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 7 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014.


Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.

Dorian

'50 Shades of Grey' In The Workplace? Answer's Not So Black And White ⇢

"… women feel safe to talk about it with other women, or to use it to open a dialogue with spouses or partners.  What is interesting is that women are now bringing it into the workplace and not hiding it.  It re-invokes sexuality in the workplace, which is something women have sought out help from policy makers and the legal system to create boundaries and protection in the workplace.

Photo by Carol Queen of altar at International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers & Day of Remembrance SWOP Bay event at the Center for Sex and Culture 12/17/2012

Photo by Carol Queen of altar at International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers & Day of Remembrance SWOP Bay event at the Center for Sex and Culture 12/17/2012

Pledge $20 to the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project fundraiser on Offbeatr to receive a copy of Exhibitionism for the Shy autographed by famed author and CSC co-founder - Dr. Carol Queen Carol Queen! Only a few copies remain:
http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955/pledge/508df512-5b04-4716-a906-5216341f3f95

Pledge $20 to the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project fundraiser on Offbeatr to receive a copy of Exhibitionism for the Shy autographed by famed author and CSC co-founder - Dr. Carol Queen Carol Queen! Only a few copies remain:

http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955/pledge/508df512-5b04-4716-a906-5216341f3f95

Our own Carol Queen on the cover of Spectator!

Our own Carol Queen on the cover of Spectator!

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