Philosophy of Sex IX, at Chelsea Manor

 

"We all get hurt by love,

And we all have our cross to bear,

But in the name of understanding, now,

Our problems should be shared."

 

 

What is this event?

simply...


"a high-end escort

who knocked on our bedroom door

bearing champagne,

strawberries, and an

impressive selection of novelty condoms."

 

 

 

"You're a man-child

stuck in a rut."

"I love it when you talk dirty."

 

 

 

"She's living in a world and it's on fire

Filled with catastrophe,

but she knows she can fly away."

 

 

"Oh she's a gold digger way over town

That digs on me

Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger

But she ain't messin' with no broke niggas."

 

 

"Shocked, like the lightning from up above

Down from the heavens and it gave me love

From a man who respects me

Loves my mind as well as my body

No retreat and no surrender

Equal to you regardless of gender

Giving me love that is warm and tender."


 

"Now I know

That I had to borrow,

Beg and steal and lie and cheat.

Trying to keep ya,

Trying to please ya.

'Cause being in love with your ass ain't cheap.

I pity the fool

That falls in love with you

Well, I've got some news for you.

I really hate your ass right now."

 

 

"On the last day I took her

where the wild roses grow

And she lay on the bank,

the wind light as a thief

As I kissed her goodbye,

I said,

'All beauty must die'

And lent down and planted

a rose between her teeth."

 

 

"This earlier theory is based not on oedipal-based castration anxiety but on man's primary hatred of women, stimulated by the child’s sense that he had been made to experience intolerable frustration and/or narcissistic injury at the hands of his mother. According to this theory, in adulthood the boy-turned-man seeks to avenge these mistreatments through sadistic attacks on women who are stand-ins for mother."

 

 

Announcing Our Ninth

Philosophy of Sex

 

 

"a virtuous, blonde, sophisticated, sexually repressed madonna

and a dark-haired, single, sensual fallen woman"

 

Anyone with any sensitivities should stay far away...

 

Here is our agenda for

three rounds of discussions.

Please try to arrive by 6:30 at the latest.

 

6 PM Social

7 PM Round One

8 PM Round Two

9 PM Round Three

 

 

Drink Specials All Evening

 

$5 Select Beers

$7 Select Wines

$7 Specialty Cocktails

 

 

We have short social breaks between rounds.

To meet and debate with many friends (old & new),

everyone joins together into new groups for each round.

 

Join us for food, drinks, and discussions.

 

A Philosophy of Sex event combines food and drink,

an upscale Manhattan intellectual environment,

and a social atmosphere for New Yorkers

to get together, mingle, and discuss interesting topics.

 

How to Attend the Live Event

All members in good standing are welcome to RSVP and attend.

Due to the limited number of spots,

past no-shows must pay the $10 no-show fee online

before RSVPing for this event.

Members with a 'no-show' title next to their RSVP

will have their RSVP removed without notice.

See our Attendance Policy for details.

 

 

 

 

Over the course of the evening, members gather in small groups for discussions. Between each discussion round, everyone socializes and has a chance to order food/drink. With a chance to join several groups throughout the event, attendees have a chance to meet many others while engaging in spirited debates in a highly social atmosphere.

 

This is *not* a typical meet-and-greet open social,

this is a "Cocktails & Conversations"-styled event

with three rounds of active and challenging debates.

 

It will be crowded, it will be edgy, it will be fun -

we ask everyone to keep noise levels down

and participate in all discussions.

 

twitter:

@nyphilosophy

 

facebook:

manhattan fm

 

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This is *not* a typical meet-and-greet open social,

this is a "Cocktails & Conversations"-styled event

with three rounds of active and challenging debates.

 

It will be crowded, it will be edgy, it will be fun -

we ask everyone to keep noise levels down

and participate in all discussions.

 

twitter:

@nyphilosophy

 

facebook:

manhattan fm

 


Hope You Can Join Us!

 

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  • Ron

    it was great, except for the noise. I met very nice people had a good time.

    August 30, 2013

  • Natalie

    I definitely agree with the noisec omplaint Huge issue as hard to hear even the people sitting at your table without yelling or reading lips... What happened to the other venue?

    3 · August 22, 2013

    • Yen

      :D "...reading lips..."

      August 26, 2013

  • Robert

    Can one of the organizers please respond to the feedback that was posted below by members regarding venue? Thank you.

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • charles k.

      Seconded - the venue was a very poor context for bar chat (noise level was astounding) let alone for thoughtful and subtle discourse.

      August 25, 2013

    • John

      next event is at a different venue (and moved to a Tuesday, unavoidably). we have chatted one-on-one w/ a number of members; contact any of the orgs directly by email and we are happy to chat by phone about venues/topics/anything at any time.

      2 · August 26, 2013

  • Karen

    A big thank you to John and the other organizers who put a lot of time and hard work into making these events happen - you guys are great! However, I agree with the previous comments about the noise level of the venue. The acoustics of the room are terrible, so even when the music is turned down, people still need to scream to be heard and often give up, talking instead only to the person sitting next to them. Kind of defeats the purpose of the meetup. The venue is also overcharging for drinks - the event page listed a $7 price for a glass of wine, but I was charged $10. There must be a better place (how about Irish Rogue?) for these events...

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Edward P S.

    Great time, Thanks Ed

    August 24, 2013

  • Robert

    Another fun experience with nice people. I agree with the comments about the quality of the questions. A topic like this has so much potential and I feel the questions did not intrigue or stimulate philosophical thought. This is a big city, Can we please look to explore another venue, a place that is better suited for group discussions. Perhaps a place where everyone in the group can hear what is being said and contribute to the conversation. Intelligent conversation is preferred over competitive shouting. See you next time.

    3 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Except for a couple of young women who acted as though "eww, I wouldn't want to talk about sex with this guy, I better ignore him", I enjoyed the discussions. Will be back!

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Andy m

    BTW, to John P. Robin was in one of my groups and she was a pleasant conversationalist and had some great contributions to our group and was very respectful to other members.

    August 22, 2013

  • Andy m

    Had an interesting time. But.. Noise level was too loud. Had to strain to answer questions. In one of my groups it was difficult to get a group talk going, as members were talking to each other in their own private conversations. Wish questions were more provocative.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • John P

    I cannot let this pass. Robin's complaint below is BS. A few months ago (at a previous PoS debate), she came to our table mid-conversation saying the same thing about the group she left. Then she proceeded to try to dominate the conversation even interrupting people. Last night, she started at the table I was at. She talked (loudly) all through John's opening to the group. Then she proceeded to talk without stop. When our moderator, very politely, tried to get other people to join it, Robin got up, in a huff, and left. We had a GREAT conversation without her.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • kiamesha

    For any event to be the ultimate supernova of fun, everyone has to bring their positive energy to the table. I understand it was the organizers whom created this event but It is also the members’ responsibility to entertain, conversant, mediate and definitely show some level of hospitality towards others.

    If you had room at your table then taking the initiative to direct members to join your group was your responsibility too, not just the organizers. If you know the rules for these discussions then communicate this to new members.

    3 · August 22, 2013

    • kiamesha

      Yes I agree the questions were vague and safe but I think it was strategically written that way to simulate members’ interpretations. The more you dissect the actual questions, the more philosophical "your" questions becomes which creates an array of different answers from group. I usually go to these events thinking how can I make the experience better for others? verses just myself. I guess you can say I am a "good girl" who refuse to use my "toes" to put on a condom after "celibacy" LOL :o)

      2 · August 22, 2013

  • Sally

    Most of the questions were not philosophical....my brain felt disappointed. The first round we made a bunch of our own questions instead. They were not phrased either --in a way to make them "Big Questions." I have not gone in a long time and previous groups were fantastic...so I was very disappointed. We did have some interesting conversations though. People were very nice...very nice.

    August 22, 2013

  • John P

    Over all a very good night. Wish it was in a quieter place but it is what it is.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Yen

    Interesting questions and interesting perspectives, but the music was played to loud in between rounds to hear each other.

    2 · August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The questions were best in the third round. The first round felt too cliche. Definitely a fun evening though.

      2 · August 22, 2013

    • Yen

      Many thanks to the organizers. Well organized. Large turnout!

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • pt

    Interesting topics that led to some interesting discussion.
    Nice to know what others think about these matters, and to
    share my thoughts. I don't know why the organizers feel tied
    to this venue though, even after the multiple negative comments
    about the noise level interfering with the discussion.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Bill

    I am accustomed to sharing personal things about myself… It’s a way for me to cope with things that are on my mind, and it lets other people feel comfortable about opening up as well.

    Last night I noticed some interesting reactions to the discussions. There was guardedness, fear, some deep sadness, and flashes of unconstrained anger. In one case a verbal confrontation seemed to almost risk becoming physical.

    I don’t judge these reactions at all. Rather, I consider them signs that people need to talk more openly about universal issues and to do so more often. Feelings that are too long kept under wraps surface in unexpected ways.

    In the meantime, I felt everyone treated me well, and listened to what I had to say. I appreciated listening to what everyone else had to say, and I hope that I listened with as much empathy and courtesy as I was given.

    So thanks to everyone with whom I had the chance to speak, and special thanks of course to the moderators who plan these events.

    Bill

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone post the topic sheets? I should have snitched copies but I didn't.

    August 22, 2013

  • mark

    Good questions, many thoughtful answers. Mods tried to keep stuff inclusive and moving. Not the best acoustics

    August 22, 2013

  • Bhushan

    Had an awesome time :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Nora L.

    Really interesting group of people. I agree that it was too loud to keep the conversations going sometimes, though, and I thought the questions were a little tame. Asking a philosopher whether something is "good" or "bad" is pretty much meaningless.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun, the questions kept things moving. it was pretty loud though, hard to hear. thanks everybody!

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Tonya M.

    I enjoyed the discussions but the setting was very noisy which made it hard to communicate.

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Steven

    ooops... forgot about it. Didn't show.

    August 21, 2013

  • Jen

    Thanks for putting this together! Interesting group.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Monica

    Got stuck at work. Can't make it tonight. Tried to change RSVP, but couldn't.

    August 21, 2013

  • Devon D.

    Running late, almost there

    August 21, 2013

  • Bhushan

    I am on my way.. Got stuck a bit :(

    August 21, 2013

  • Nora L.

    Any particular dress code for this thing? Shall I unearth my ball gown?

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring a friend who has not registered?

    August 21, 2013

  • V

    So how do we pay? $10 at door?

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems really interesting, I'm looking forward to it

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it this time

    August 18, 2013

  • Dan

    Hate to miss this, but I have a family obligation.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is thier nudity

    August 12, 2013

    • Paul

      If there is, I'll happily exercise that option. :-)

      August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so can u pay cash

    May 3, 2013

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