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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! 

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)

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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

send us art before midnight!!

(we like our delicious, brainy art transgressive, never regressive. send us stuff quick and pretty please, reblog!)

Center for Sex and Culture is looking for art

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

Open to Artists in the San Francisco Bay Area Only

**please reblog and help us spread the word!

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer is a group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California that will focus on a small group of artist working in the Bay Area. We invite all Bay Area artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too perverse!

By including fewer artists in this year’s Doing Your Dirty Work, we intend to take a deeper look at the work of local artists. At this time, it grows increasingly difficult for artists to remain in the Bay Area—so we are choosing to look at work by local culture-makers who make art about sex.

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially those that are non-normative. We offer a space for explicit content that is rarely shown at mainstream venues. Often, erotic art exhibitions represent perspectives that are primarily hetero, cis, and/or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Submissions are due at midnight Wednesday, June 18th. The show will be from Friday, August 1st through Sunday, September 28th. Artists must be able to deliver and pick up their work at the Center for Sex and Culture.

To enter your work, send the following to sexandculturegallery@gmail.com:

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each; no zip files
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV
  • Statement less than 300 words about your work (in the body of your email).
  • On the main page of http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the red donate button on the right side to pay $15 art entry fee. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)
  • The Center for Sex and Culture is a mixed-use community center, so floor space is not available for the exhibition. All work must be able to be mounted on the wall. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.


Deadline: June 18th, 2014
Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Email: sexandculturegallery@gmail.com
Website: http://centersexculture.org

Center for Sex and Culture is looking for art

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

Open to Artists in the San Francisco Bay Area Only

**please reblog and help us spread the word!

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer is a group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California that will focus on a small group of artist working in the Bay Area. We invite all Bay Area artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too perverse!

By including fewer artists in this year’s Doing Your Dirty Work, we intend to take a deeper look at the work of local artists. At this time, it grows increasingly difficult for artists to remain in the Bay Area—so we are choosing to look at work by local culture-makers who make art about sex.

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially those that are non-normative. We offer a space for explicit content that is rarely shown at mainstream venues. Often, erotic art exhibitions represent perspectives that are primarily hetero, cis, and/or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Submissions are due at midnight Wednesday, June 18th. The show will be from Friday, August 1st through Sunday, September 28th. Artists must be able to deliver and pick up their work at the Center for Sex and Culture.

To enter your work, send the following to sexandculturegallery@gmail.com:

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each; no zip files
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV
  • Statement less than 300 words about your work (in the body of your email).
  • On the main page of http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the red donate button on the right side to pay $15 art entry fee. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)
  • The Center for Sex and Culture is a mixed-use community center, so floor space is not available for the exhibition. All work must be able to be mounted on the wall. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.


Deadline: June 18th, 2014
Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Email: sexandculturegallery@gmail.com
Website: http://centersexculture.org

If you missed us at Folsom Street Fair 2013 this year… You won’t want to miss us next year. 
Come visit your local sexy librarians at the Center for Sex and Culture on most Mondays from 11:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon, and explore your sexuality through all of your favorite authors.

Love,
Miss Ian

If you missed us at Folsom Street Fair 2013 this year… You won’t want to miss us next year.

Come visit your local sexy librarians at the Center for Sex and Culture on most Mondays from 11:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon, and explore your sexuality through all of your favorite authors.

Love,

Miss Ian

sexandculture:

Naughty Zinesters!
There is quite the sensual reading this Saturday evening at Rock, Paper Scissors in the East Bay. I encourage all those with steamy, literary tendencies to attend. And if you have extra time, I always encourage anyone in downtown Oakland to see Feelmore 510, one of the best sex stores in the Bay Area. I know you already heard of it, and if you haven’t been, you’re planning on going. So go, and then come listen to some erotica. Check out Feelmore’s tumblr, and support safe local sex.

sexandculture:

Naughty Zinesters!

There is quite the sensual reading this Saturday evening at Rock, Paper Scissors in the East Bay. I encourage all those with steamy, literary tendencies to attend. And if you have extra time, I always encourage anyone in downtown Oakland to see Feelmore 510, one of the best sex stores in the Bay Area. I know you already heard of it, and if you haven’t been, you’re planning on going. So go, and then come listen to some erotica. Check out Feelmore’s tumblr, and support safe local sex.

Your sexy CSC librarians encourage you to read more erotica.
This book order was found in one of our zines called Good Times: A Revue of the World of Pleasure from 1955. It looks sexy right? What type of “experienced” sex could they be learning? Apparently you could have had the answer for only $2.95 if you were seduced by this ad 58 YEARS AGO! I don’t know if that’s expensive or cheap back then. 

Don’t forget to come see us librarians talk about sex zines at SFZinefest at the end of the month. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE!

Your sexy CSC librarians encourage you to read more erotica.

This book order was found in one of our zines called Good Times: A Revue of the World of Pleasure from 1955. It looks sexy right? What type of “experienced” sex could they be learning? Apparently you could have had the answer for only $2.95 if you were seduced by this ad 58 YEARS AGO! I don’t know if that’s expensive or cheap back then. 


Don’t forget to come see us librarians talk about sex zines at SFZinefest at the end of the month. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE!

Call for Art @ CSC ⇢

Doing Your Dirty Work: a sampler of contemporary art about sex
Open to Artists in the United States

 “Doing Your Dirty Work” is the second annual group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. We invite all artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too dirty! Nothing is too perverse!

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially outsider or minority sexual identity. Too often mainstream art spaces self-censor or are afraid of sexual content. Too often the standard of artistic merit in sexuality community spaces is disappointingly low. Erotic art exhibitions are too often heavily hetero, cis, or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Jurors: Dorian Katz, CSC Curator and Marlene Hoeber, CSC Director of Collections

Submissions are due at midnight Friday, May 15th, 2013.  The show will be from Friday July 5th through Friday, August 30th.

To enter your work, send the following to sexandculturegallery@gmail.com:

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV (attachment)
  • Statement of up to 300 words about your work. Send one statement only and not one for each of the 5 images (in the body of your email)
  • On the main page of http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the green donations button on the right side of our main page to pay $15 entry fee through the option Doing Your Dirty Work. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)

·       The gallery space also serves other uses so floor space is not available. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.

·       In subject line of email, write “Art Submission – 2013


Deadline: 05-15-2013
Center for Sex and Culture
San Francisco, CA

Deep Inside: a Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and their Careers ⇢

Amazing statistics on what the average porn star looks like, where she comes from and what she does in porn.

Oblivious Vixens: Haniya Rae interviews Johnny Negron ⇢

Doing it Again – Second Casting Call ⇢

Please help spread the word – we’re doing a second round of casting for the erotic documentary Doing it Again specifically looking to cast scenes of trans women with trans partners.  We’re looking for couples, friends, fuckbuddies, and individuals willing to be paired with someone – yes that includes trans men applying individually! ”

BOOKISH BEASTS: CSC Zine & Comic Fest

With Wondercon not in San Francisco this year there is not great comics events happening in April. Wouldn’t be great to have a local comics event that was a s uniques as San Francisco? The Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use space that is perfect for a small gathering of local artists whose works need to be celebrated for their stance outside the mainstream. 

Bookish Beasts is a one day zine fest for the creators of art, books and comics featuring sex, sexuality, gender and erotica. We want to give you the opportunity to exhibit your works, and connect with local readers who love and collect adult material. 

This is a not for profit event that is free to the public, Although as we live to support local artist we will  need some help from you t make this happen. We are asking for $20 to split an 8’ table with chairs. You will be responsible for cashiering your own sales and all profits are your own. The CSC has enough chars but will need to rent tables and promote the event. If this sounds like a great event that you want to get involved with please confirm right away. 

The event is one day. April 14th from noon to 6PM. There will some presentations and workshops following. Please let us know if you are interested in participating or would like to propose a workshop or presentation. 

CSC provides judgement-free educations, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectra; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and incoming issues of public policy health. Please consider donating copies of your work to the library and helping spread the word about this great resource. All of the CSC Library books are searchable though Goodreads and CSC’s Zineography, along with their growing zine catalog/database, which is currently being cataloged

If interested in participating or for more information contact us- gallery@sexandculture.org

Sincerely, 

Jon Macy

Dorian Katz, CSC Curator

Anissa Malady, CSC Librarian 

Tess McCarthy, CSC Archivist

'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.

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