Time to Mix It Up


If you’re already having the best sex of your life, can’t wait for the next cocktail party and love watching those endless repeats of The Girls Next Door, today’s blog may not be for you (but we should probably talk offline another time).

However, if you need to brush up on your sex skills and rev up your sex life, or if you’re looking for some different kinds of fun around town, try one (or more) of these upcoming events and workshops on for size:


12th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 (doors 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.)
WHERE: SomArts, 934 Brannan St., between 8th and 9th
WHAT: The 12th annual San Francisco Drag King Contest, produced by DragStrip Productions, is the biggest and longest running drag king competition in the world and, according to the San Francisco Weekly, is "A parade of gender-bending eye candy."

NOTE: Chris Buttner, owner of PR That Roxxx, always knows what rocks in the sex world. 

Jay Walker
Jay Walker, SFDK10 Winner Solo King
courtesy of sfdragkingcontest.com

Radical Love & Relationships
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 21 (8-10 p.m.)
WHERE: Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk St. (at Sacramento)
WHAT: Traditional models for relationships tend to focus on the one-and-only, but many of us live our lives looking for ways to support alternatives. Wendy-O Matik, author of Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships, joins us to explore alternate ways to create relationships that fit you, rather than trying to fit you into a relationship model. Whether you want responsible non-monogamy or just want to find new ways to re-invent your relationship, this workshop will give you useful tips and tools to help you discover new ways to make it work; $25.

NOTE: I loved interviewing Wendy-O on Sex with Emily last year. She’s one person who actually makes you believe open relationships can work and tells you how.

Erotic Empowerment for Women
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8-10 p.m.
WHERE: Good Vibrations, Polk Street
WHAT: Your eroticism can be a source of joy and power, how do you bring it out? Sex and intimacy coaches Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. can help you discover new ways to celebrate your beauty, invite endless pleasure into your life and attract your ideal partner. There’s a sparkle in the eyes of an erotically empowered women, and this workshop can help you find it and awaken the luscious woman inside you. You can find out all about Celeste and Danielle's Sex and Intimacy coaching and workshops at www.celesteanddanielle.com; $25, all women welcome. 

NOTE: Traditional therapy is so last year. Sex therapists Celeste and Danielle teach classes that give you hands-on experience, if you know what I mean. Check out my interview with Celeste and Danielle

2nd Annual Good Vibrations Amateur Erotica Film Competition
DEADLINE: Sept. 10, 2007
WHAT: Calling all amateur filmmakers. Have you ever wanted to make your own erotica film; or perhaps see an erotic film you’ve directed screened at a theater in front of audience of hundreds? Submit your film to our Amateur Erotica Film Competition, and you may end up a star.

NOTE: Even if you don’t submit your own film, you’ll still want to make sure to attend the screening of the winning films on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Castro Theatre. Last year’s event was one of the best times I ever had while keeping my clothes on (and watching others take theirs off).

Couple Seeking … How to Have a Hot Threesome
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8-10 p.m.
WHERE: Good Vibrations, Polk Street
WHAT: Ahh, the threesome … lots of people fantasize about having one, but making it sexy and satisfying for everyone can seem a bit challenging. If you've ever thought about a ménage à trois or tried it and it didn't quite work out, this evening with sex and intimacy coaches Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, the creators of the Become an Extraordinary Lover™ workshops, is for you. You'll learn how to bring the idea to a partner, how to find a third person to play with, what to do if you're looking for a couple, ways to make sure everyone gets what they want, and, of course, hot threesome sex tips. With these tools in hand, you'll be able to turn your fantasies into the amazing real-life experiences. This workshop focuses on m/f couples, with either male or female thirds. For more about Celeste and Danielle, visit www.celesteanddanielle.com; $25 or $45/pair.

Folsom Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)
WHERE: Folsom Street (between 7th and 12th streets)
WHAT: In 2007, the world's largest leather event, the Folsom Street Fair, will take place. We hope to see the fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the worlds largest and best loved leather fair.

NOTE: This is the year to go. No more excuses.

For more fun workshops from the folks at Good Vibrations, check out their schedule.


Listen to Sex with Emily at www.sexwithemily.com.

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