ADULT EVENT: Erotic Literary Salon w/ Flenardo and Open Mic! (Center City)

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The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, June 18. The Salon welcomes back Flenardo, spoken word artist extraordinaire. He recently authored, Forbidden Forgiveness - his third urban fiction novel starring Malakai and Asperilla and appearances by Ayanna, Corbin, Cherry, Kryptonite, Jaz and Isabella. This series follows The Poetic Whore (2014) and Married to the Pen: Sequel (2016). His novels are available at­ and also Amazon.

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.

[masked] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Founder and Host,
www.theEroticlitera­ - guidelines for reading.
www.theEroticlitera­ - blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

PHILADELPHIA: Since 2008, 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 sometimes reading sexuality quotes from various books or they can just listen, enjoy and applaud. The attendees also have the opportunity to create caption for erotic cartoon specifically designed for the Salon. 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

“First time attending but I really enjoyed myself, great crowd, love the transparency and openness. Looking forward to next month with great anticipation.”
First-time attendee 2018

“Finding my voice in such an amazing community has been such a light in my life. I’m feeling whole and full of love.
Attendee 2019