Friday, June 28, 2013
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Center for Sex & Culture
Sex Peace: Tools for a Sexually Healthy New Culture
A benefit for Samantha Miller, Sex Educator & Activist
Center for Sex & Culture – hosts Network for New Culture
|Presented by Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT Author of “Don’t be Nice, Be Real”||Emceed by Carol Queen, PhD|
|Heart Connections with Evalena Rose, MA||Special appearance by Veronica Monet|
|Friday, June 28, 2013 – 5:00PM for Potluck7:00PM Program begins and goes to 11:00PM
Suggested Donation $25-$100
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1349 Mission Street at Grace Alley between 9th and 10th Streets in San Francisco
This is an opportunity to dress fun, dress up, dress sexy, wearing lingerie is encouraged.
About the event:
Samantha needs our help. Due to a prolonged illness and hip replacement surgery she has run out of money and lost her apartment. This benefit is to help Sam raise enough money to get into a new place to live. For more information on Samantha’s situation go to http://www.gofundme.com/2ybkd8
"It takes a village to raise a consciousness" – Kelly Bryson
Kelly’s interactive presentation will focus on “The New Freer Love and Building Sacred Matrix community”, through “Tribal Technologies” like:
- Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
- Raising F.R.E.D. (Frequency Resonation Energy Dynamic or the group ‘field’ energy)
- 7 min. connections
- The Zegg Forum Psychodrama Performance Process – Liberating Love and Sexuality as the Theme
- Creating SexPeace – Ending the war between the sexes
- Next Culture Maps of Consciousness
Evalena Rose will lead us in a heart-centered Puja that allows us to experience the Alchemy of Love. She will guide us in individual exchanges that are fulfilling, pleasurable, and sacred. From movement to soul gazing, to honoring sensual contact, these Pujas fulfill many needs for intimacy and leave people happy and feeling loved. A sweet and delight-filled way to complete the evening.
Veronica’s special presentation will invite you to enter her Shame Free Zone and discover your Antidote to a Mean World by exploring how the "love hormone" and "anger management" techniques can create deeper orgasms and more fulfilling emotional intimacy in your romantic relationships. One lucky couple will be invited to participate in a live role play!
About the Center for Sex & Culture:
The Center for Sex & Culture is a three-time winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay award (including a win for Best Emerging Sex Non-profit, 2005). CSC hosts sex education workshops and cultural events having to do with sexuality for adults of every orientation and gender, spanning the continuum from didactic to experiential. It maintains a sexuality library, archive and gallery, and supports sex-related research projects. CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. To peruse the events calendar or learn more about the Center for Sex & Culture, see www.sexandculture.org. CSC is on Facebook and tweets at @CentrSexCulture
About Network for New Culture:
Network for a New Culture (NFNC) is a North American group that was originally inspired by the German community ZEGG (acronym for German words meaning “Center for Experimental Cultural Design”). NFNC seeks to build a sustainable, violence-free culture through exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, radical honesty, equality, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of community.
One of the keys to stopping the destruction of the planet is to return to the heart. NFNC aspires to create a world where we can all be free to come from our hearts, thereby changing the culture from the inside out. NFNC facilitates events and programs designed to help heal the wounds between men and women, between men and men, women and women, the individual and the community, and between the community and the Earth.
This effort is currently pursued primarily via retreats and workshops during the year. At these events, there is always a clear emphasis on freedom of choice and full support of any decisions made. In other words, each individual is “at choice” to explore or not, according to their own comfort level within parameters of communication designed to create “win-win” results. For more information please visit http://www.nfnc.org/
Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. Her essay collection, Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, was published in 1997 and reissued in 2002; it is read in university classes across America. Queen works as staff sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco, where she has worked since 1990, and blogs for the Good Vibrations web magazine at www.goodvibes.com.
Kelly Bryson, MA, MFT is the author of the best-selling book, “Don’t Be Nice, Be Real – Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others”. He is a licensed therapist in private practice, lecturer, workshop facilitator, and consultant. He has been an authorized trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication for over 20 years, and has trained thousands in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Kelly is also a humorist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Veronica Monet, ACS, CAM, former escort and author of Sex Secrets of Escorts (Alpha Books 2005) has been a vocal and highly visible spokesperson for the sex worker rights movement (COYOTE and SWOP) since 1991 having appeared on every major network as well as CNN, FOX, CNBC, WE, A&E and international television programs. Veronica has been profiled in many publications including The New York Times and she has lectured at a variety of academic venues including Kent State, Stanford and Yale Universities. Veronica produces The Shame Free Zone – her online radio program at http://www.sextalkradionetwork.com
Evalena Rose, M.A. has taught Sacred Sexuality & Tantra for 18 years, founding LoveJourney: Tantra of the Heart in 1997, which sponsors workshops and two compassionate communities, one only for women, one of men & women, practicing the highest erotic and romantic arts. She coaches couples and individuals in Tantra and skills for fulfilling relationships, and offers couples’ counseling with humor and deep insight. She has degrees in psychology and decades of study in alternative healing, shamanism, body-centered therapies, energy balancing, soul retrieval, Tantra, communication skills, and recovery from incest, abuse, and addictions. www.lovejourneytantra.com and www.tantraforwomen.com.