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Special addition to Oct 15th's The Erotic Literary Salon

In addition to the featured performer and attendee readings, the reality play, "All the Sex I've Ever Had," will be performed from 7-7:45.


Hello Friends of the Erotic Literary Salon,

IMPORTANT addition to next week's Salon - "All the S+x I've Ever Had." Cover story in Philadelphia Weekly newspaper. The censors are at work. In their search box type in

'The S+x Lives of Old Folks.'

Rochelle Lewis (regular Salon attendee and one of the cast members) was able to get several of the participants of this Philly Fringe Festival reality theater piece to perform for the extended (45 minute) TALK Q&A session prior to readings. From 7-7:45 the piece will be presented and the Q&A will be held individually during breaks and after the Salon.

FringeArts information on this piece, performed last month at the festival.

Again, the censors, best to google All the S+x I've Ever Had.

October's Erotic Literary Salon's Press Release

Doors open 6:30


Dr. Sketchy- Witches - spirits of the underworld pose - please Google these words, the URL contains information that will create spam if I typed it in this newsletter.  Apologies for inconvenience.

***Parking lot entrances [masked] Walnut st. / 125 South 10th St.) around the corner from TIME. Offering an $8 rate for the evening (enter after 5pm). Need special coupon. Follow directions at the site and print out coupon. Must pay with credit card.          

Save the Date: Next week - October 15th, always the third Tuesday of the month.


Susana Mayer

Founder & Host The Erotic Literary Salon

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring Writer, Musician, Performer, Heather Blakeslee, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, October 15.

Friday, September 20, 2013


[masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

[masked] - reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) - guidelines for reading. - blog s+x news, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday,  Oct. 15. Heather Shayne Blakeslee will be presenting, “The Day That You Find Me is Different” a thought-experiment and meditation on the nature of desire and long-term relationships.  Told from the perspective of a modern-day Eve speaking directly to an every-man Adam, the piece explores how we see one another in relationships and how we construct our realities, often passing through each day without intention, without desire, and without knowing one another.  The fictional scenario depicted in the performance has the head of an essay and the heart of a spoken-word seduction piece, and it will be accompanied by percussion on Turkish frame drum by Walter Foley.

Rochelle Lewis will lead the ‘Talk’ offering an excerpt from the Fringe event “All the Sex I’ve Ever Had.” She was one of the featured performers in this production and will also lead the Q&A.

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5 minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry. The half hour talk and Q&A will be led Meghan and Gigi. They will talk about the taboo in discussing masturbation.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 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 (96 years young) will recite 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. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors (65+) to $8. 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.

Warren Katz, first time attendee and reader


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  • Krystle

    Thank you all for the support during my first reading!

    3 · October 16, 2013

    • Krystle

      Aw thank you :) Hopefully I'll have enough courage for future readings! It was a great experience.

      1 · October 17, 2013

    • Susana M.

      You will be supported and encouraged to read more, but never forced. You know from the applause the attendees truly liked your words and so did I. Looking forward to hearing more.

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • Christopher C.

    Was there last.had the wrong date

    October 15, 2013

  • Zach

    It was great!

    2 · October 16, 2013

  • Melanie D.

    The Fringe Festival performance "The Sex We Don't Hear About" was so different than how the local papers made it sound. It was so poignant and well done. Thank you, Susana, for allowing the venue an appropriate follow up to Fringe. I am so glad to have heard the three readers share their life events. Really special!

    October 16, 2013

  • Ted G.

    Best yet

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Russell M.

    Great time

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Melanie D.

    Looking forward to seeing you in October. I will be in the audience next Salon.

    September 26, 2013

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