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Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer have been talking about since 2008. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator and host of this comfortable and safe space to hear erotica & sex memoirs. NO CENSORSHIP.

Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed with a monthly theme lead by Dr. Susana Mayer, Clinical Sexologist and Walter. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions anonymously (write questions on paper) and the audience offers advice based on their experiences along with Dr. Mayer's professional suggestions.

During the Erotic Literary session you may participate as a writer, reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Resident Nonagenarian often reads her spicy erotica & sex memoirs. Please visit the official website for details, guidelines for reading, monthly press release, and blog. http://www.theEroticliterarysalon.com

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The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

TIME-The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed -Live Featuring Author Krystle Kotara, Tuesday, October 16. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - guidelines for reading. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines. The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, October 16. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period. Featured Reader: Krystle Kotara is a New York-based published author and the owner and creative director of Anya Lust, a luxury lingerie boutique. Being recognized for her ability to capture the essence of sensuality through visual storytelling, Krystle decided to write poetry books and sultry novellas to allow readers to paint their own picture through her words. Her first published book, The Lust Diaries, is a collection of poetry and prose exploring womanhood and sensuality, love and fantasy. Krystle will be reading from her book and signing copies throughout the night. Follow Krystle on Instagram @thelustdiaries and her boutique @anya_lust. Watch her poetry in motion on YouTube: youtube.com/anyalust PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken-word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website. 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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. 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

The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

TIME-The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed -Live Featuring Author Krystle Kotara, Tuesday, October 16. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - guidelines for reading. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines. The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, October 16. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period. Featured Reader: Krystle Kotara is a New York-based published author and the owner and creative director of Anya Lust, a luxury lingerie boutique. Being recognized for her ability to capture the essence of sensuality through visual storytelling, Krystle decided to write poetry books and sultry novellas to allow readers to paint their own picture through her words. Her first published book, The Lust Diaries, is a collection of poetry and prose exploring womanhood and sensuality, love and fantasy. Krystle will be reading from her book and signing copies throughout the night. Follow Krystle on Instagram @thelustdiaries and her boutique @anya_lust. Watch her poetry in motion on YouTube: youtube.com/anyalust PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken-word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website. 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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. 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

The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

TIME-The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed -Live Featuring Author Krystle Kotara, Tuesday, October 16. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - guidelines for reading. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines. The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, October 16. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period. Featured Reader: Krystle Kotara is a New York-based published author and the owner and creative director of Anya Lust, a luxury lingerie boutique. Being recognized for her ability to capture the essence of sensuality through visual storytelling, Krystle decided to write poetry books and sultry novellas to allow readers to paint their own picture through her words. Her first published book, The Lust Diaries, is a collection of poetry and prose exploring womanhood and sensuality, love and fantasy. Krystle will be reading from her book and signing copies throughout the night. Follow Krystle on Instagram @thelustdiaries and her boutique @anya_lust. Watch her poetry in motion on YouTube: youtube.com/anyalust PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken-word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website. 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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. 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

The Erotic Literary Salon - Erotic Open Mic Monthly Meetup

TIME-The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed -Live Featuring Author Krystle Kotara, Tuesday, October 16. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière, www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - guidelines for reading. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines. The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, October 16. The evening will start with the Adult Sex-Ed Salon a one-hour program devoted to sex and sexuality. The audience will have the opportunity to pose any questions regarding sex and sexuality anonymously. Sexologist Susana Mayer, PhD, along with co-host Walter will facilitate the Adult Sex-Ed Salon and attendees interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences will join in the discussion. This is always an extremely lively, audience driven Q & A period. Featured Reader: Krystle Kotara is a New York-based published author and the owner and creative director of Anya Lust, a luxury lingerie boutique. Being recognized for her ability to capture the essence of sensuality through visual storytelling, Krystle decided to write poetry books and sultry novellas to allow readers to paint their own picture through her words. Her first published book, The Lust Diaries, is a collection of poetry and prose exploring womanhood and sensuality, love and fantasy. Krystle will be reading from her book and signing copies throughout the night. Follow Krystle on Instagram @thelustdiaries and her boutique @anya_lust. Watch her poetry in motion on YouTube: youtube.com/anyalust PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 60 or more individuals. Approximately 10-15 attendees participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken-word performers of original works. The audience has the opportunity to participate reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. Sign-up to read at the door; guidelines can be found at the Salon’s website. 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., for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:00-8:00, readings begin at approximately 8:30. 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

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TIME-The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge

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