Sunday, September 28, 2014

Next Polyamory Discussion/Support Group At The Citadel

Just wanted to share the cool news that the next Polyamory Support/Discussion Group is coming up on Monday, September 29th

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Polyamory Discussion/Support Group

SF Citadel
181 Eddy Street,
San Francisco, CA

Polyamory is – not to state the obvious – complex. But what is even more challenging is that it is still not wildly accepted, with those in non-monogamous relationships often finding it difficult to find understanding and support. In this discussion/support group, polyamorous individuals and couples will have a nonjudgmental and supportive environment to share their concerns and experiences.

All Discussion/Support Groups are from 7:30PM to 9:30PM and cost $10

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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

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm Going To CONVOLUTION!

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


Wheee ... this is going to be a real treat: I'm going to be attending and participating is a ton of panels for the Burlingame, CA, science fiction convention, CONVOLUTION.  

Here's my schedule ... see you there!




Friday 4-6 
20 Books To Launch In To Space


Friday 8-10 
Kink: The Good, The Bad And 50 Shades Of Grey


Saturday 10-12 
How To Build A Better Story


Saturday 1-4 
Writers Workshop


Saturday 10 PM 
Turning The Heat Up Beyond Time And Space


Sunday 12-2 
Reading #5 (Never On A Sunday)


Sunday 2-4 
"New Adult" - Is This A Real Thing?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coming Up: Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

This is going to be a blast! I'm teaching by very fun class, Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget, for the great SF Citadel on Tuesday, September 23rd. Here's the info - hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 · 8:00 PM –10:00 PM
Location: SF Citadel​, ​181 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $20 at the door, $15 in advance

Description:

Let's face it, SM - especially bondage play - can be pricy: steel shackles, leather restraints, handcuffs, and other fun things don't come cheap. But in this class students will learn that tying someone up doesn't mean you have to break the bank. From Saran Wrap to Bungie cord, duct tape to clothesline, and more students will learn all kinds of tricks and techniques to not only restrain on a budget but how to do it safely as well as effectively ... and enjoyably!

About the presenter:

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, QSM, 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

And Not A Penny More By R.Greco, Jr.

And Not A Penny More

Every damn day I see a plethora of blogs with titles like “5 Top Reasons Why Hot Sauce Should Not Be Used As Lube’ or “The 10 Best Vacation Resorts for 3somes” (goes to show what I’m searching the web for, huh?) In the world of sound-bite net writing we seem to be taking our information as we are everything else, quickly, in snippets and clearly defined so we don’t have to do all that much heavy lifting when we get round to reading. And as those “5 best of lists” so easily remind us, we might not be being doing all that much heavy lifting when writing either.

But need we be? I am all for doing the very best job you can do, but a writer over-burdening him or herself with too much on their plate when they have only been paid to fill half the plate might want to consider doing the job asked of them, then moving on to find other jobs. There is nothing wrong with being like mercury and filling the vessel of what’s needed, performing the job not exactly to the very zenith of your powers, but to just what is required, giving the buyer what they want and not a penny more. Does this fly in the face of doing a job well done? No. Would one be slacking if they don’t just do that extra bit? I don’t think so. In fact, it shows you can work to the exact perimeter of the job asked of you but if more is needed, doesn’t it make sense in your dollar and cents-ibility that you are paid for the more you do?

I personally find pricing my work, determining how much my time/effort is worth, is the hardest thing I do. But I currently have no agent and I have to fend for myself to make my daily bread because no one else is doing it for me. It’s a tough lesson to learn to be sure but in the end do what you are paid for and if more needs to be done, I say charge for it.

Believe me, there are plenty of people out there who’d be happy not pay you at all.

Want to learn how to get paid for what you write? Join Chris and I here for our classes!

Monday, September 15, 2014

COPE Was A Blast!

(M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)


Just wanted to toss out a heartfelt and very enthusiastic THANKS to all the fun folks I met at COPE ( - plus the great attendees to my classes - and ESPECIALLY to the organizers of this amazing events. It was a blast and then some!!



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I'm Going To COPE!



There's cool then there's cool: the great folks at COPE (

Sex Magic: Manifesting Positive Life Energy Through Erotic Play
Sex, without a doubt, is a powerful personal force: it has the ability to not only give tremendous pleasure but also lift us up beyond our normal selves, and sometimes even to higher states of consciousness. Whether through sex with a partner or via masturbation, this class will explore how sex can be used to explore sometimes hidden spiritual and sensual dimensions, grow as a sexual being, manifest positive life-changing energy, or simply have a lot of wonderfully erotic fun! But sex also has its emotional risks as well, and participants will also learn how to protect themselves as they explore sex magic and deal with sometimes shocking revelations about who they are as a sexual being.

You Want To Do What? Sex & BDSM Scenes
Even though it is often seen as 'alternative sexuality' a lot of people in the BDSM community are often baffled by how to include direct sexual activity into their scenes. From STC (Sexually Transmitted Condition) concerns to issues of intimacy, to switching from the intensity of hardcore play to the intensity of sexual contact, this class and discussion will playfully but restfully give examples of how erotic play can be added into BDSM activities in a physical as well as emotionally safe way – as well as being able to handle the sometimes unexpected emotions that can come up for even the most seasoned of BDSM aficionado when sexuality enters the mix.