Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reminder: Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

This is going to be a blast-and-a-half!  I'm helping to organize a fabulous reading at the Center For Sex And Culture on August 30th.  I'll be performing with all kinds of great erotica readers - it should be an amazing time!


http://www.sexandculture.org/


Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

Come one, come all* to an evening of lusty literature by many of the best erotica writers in the Bay Area!

From the tempting tease of delicate lace to the steamy heat of hardcore leather, these authors and performers will amuse, delight, and most of all excite you in all kinds of new and provocative ways; This is an evening of witty, carnal, and provocative literary endeavors that will tickle just about every kind of fancy, a festival of playful sensual fiction that will make you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions.

In other words, a night of kick-ass erotica performed by ass-kicking writers!

Our featured performers include:


  • Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing.
  • Molly Weatherfield: "Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie's Story - BDSM for smart girls - was born."
  • Mistress Lorelei Powers is a well-known bi poly sadist and Domme. She is the author of several BDSM classics, including On Display, The Mistress Manual, and Charm School for Sissy Maids.
  • Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd.
  • Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as "Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers."
  • A.M. Davis is a poet, artist and novelist who lives in Oakland, California. Her first novel, You Were Always Waiting For This Moment to Arise, as well as her first poetry collection, Six Lifetimes of Love, will be published in late 2014.
  • M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 6PM, Event starts at 7PM
Admission: $10

*no guarantees

Getting’ Bigger? By R. Greco, Jr.


Getting’ Bigger?

So I just saw this crazy report that Apple is thinking of releasing a new iPad that is going to be…bigger? Am I just the only person who thinks it is kinda of nutty? Doesn’t it seem counterintuitive in this digital age when one of the advantages we have been touting all along is that our technology was making everything more portable and smaller? And here Apple is thinking of making one of their most popular items yet bigger? Certainly they are answering consumer need or anticipating them, something Steve Jobs’ company has pretty much done very well all along.
But bigger? Really?
I was in Las Vegas recently (and don’t ask me to tell you what happened there, you know the credo everyone lives by, let’s just say lots of stuff “stayed there” where I am concerned…mainly my money). But during my stay I did begin to noticed people lugging iPads just about everywhere to get great clear video and big pics, which prompted me to think, how much can you enjoy getting up and about if you are carrying a great big from-a-time-before-Landru (that’s for you Trek fans) tablet around with you?
And again, wasn’t the promise that all this stuff was going to get smaller?
The world is supposed to be ‘smaller’ with the advent of all the communication we have, but if anything we are truly communicating a lot less….or at least what we are communicating about has a lot less important. (Think I am being a Luddite, well be honest with yourself and consider the last time you truly got a text or Facebook prompt that was about anything important or needed you to reply to right that second.) The common man and woman might boast a social media presence, with lots of ‘likes,’ a bunch o’ Twitter followers, but when is the last time you got up off your ass and met a family member or friend for a cup of coffee, was ‘social’ with them in person. Our digital sphere is supposed to make us smarter and enjoy our lives more, but if anything we are addicted to our prompts, blurps and beeps and if you spend your time looking-up every blessed thing on Google how much thinking for yourself are you doing?
The world is not getting easier to negotiate, it is getting ever more complicated and our gadgets are growing.
Enjoy your extinction my droogs.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Relationships And The Scene Discussion/Support Group @ SF Citadel



Just wanted to share the cool news that the next Relationships And The Scene: A Discussion/Support Group is coming up on Monday, August 25th, at the SF Citadel.

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Occasionally people in "The Scene" forget that they are not just dealing with sexual play but human interactions and relationships as well. In this discussion and support group, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in an open environment to receive support and understanding from others who may have experienced the same, or just similar, situations.

You're welcome to pack snacks/dinner and munch during the discussion!

Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: SF Citadel, 181 Eddy Street, SF
Cost: $10
Dress: casual

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M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, The Society of Janus, The Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, how to write and sell erotica, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is www.mchristian.com

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Reminder: How To Create An Effective Online Profile Class For Good Vibrations!

Just a reminder that I'm gonna be teaching my class, How To Create An Effective Online Profile And Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses for Good Vibrations on Polk Street, in San Francisco on Thursday, August 14th!

Here are the details - see you there!



How To Create An Effective Online Profile And Write Messages That Will Get Good Responses

Thursday, August 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794634

The world is the now the Internet ... and if you don't know how to use it then you are at a serious disadvantage in making any kind of connection: employment, social, artistic and – most of all – erotic. In this class, M. Christian will not just explore how to use the Internet and various sites as a resource to explore your own sexuality in any form, but also how to create an effective and alluring online profile. But creating a digital 'self' is only part of it: participants will also get tips on how to reach out in imaginative ways that will get a positive response, the important things that are too often forgotten and other social niceties that can be the difference between frustration and disappointment and having a wonderful and sexy time online!