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Dates for your diary – September 2007

September 1st, 2007

Dr Petra

There are a number of events coming up this month that might be of interest to you.

Night of the Senses/Erotic Awards, September 1, Mass, London

The Night of the Senses takes place from 7.30pm on September 1st to 6am on September 2nd at
Mass, St. Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, London, England SW2 1JF.

According to their publicity information the “Night of the Senses welcomes sexual adventurers from all over the world: singles, couples, threesomes and moresomes engage in suave seductions, rehearsed rituals and full-on flirtation. But you don’t need to be young and gorgeous. In fact, we would find it boring if everyone were. Here, personal adventures are possible for everyone. That is, everyone who shares our values of respect and generosity.

The Night of the Senses raises money for, and awareness of, the sexual happiness of disabled people. Our very name connects us with people with sensory impairments who, like other disabled folk, often struggle to find sexual fulfilment. Disabled people are very welcome.

Guests explore pleasure through their feelings, intellect, touch, laughter and passion and most through vision, sound and aroma. Sexual diversity and erotic fantasies are celebrated in a joyful, egalitarian, respectful, safe, unhurried, no-pressure, tolerant environment. Nobody should be fearful of attending: you can simply sit there smiling, knowing that somewhere around you, out of sight, it’s all going on!”

The event also celebrates those making a difference to our sex lives with the Erotic Awards from 7.30pm (the Night of the Senses Ball begins at 11pm).

Mardi Gras, September 1, Wales

This year’s Mardi Gras lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans celebrations are in Cardiff this year. The event begins at 1pm at Coopers Field. Here’s the information from their event in Welsh and English…

“Gwnewch y Mardi Gras yn ddigwyddiad i chi!
Os ydych yn byw yn y brifddinas, rhywle arall yng Nghymru neu ymhellach i ffwrdd, mae Mardi Gras Caerdydd i chi ac rydym yn croesawu yma bobl o bob lliw a llun, beth bynnag yw eich oed, rhyw, ethnigrwydd neu rywioldeb. Does dim ots os ydych yn deulu o bedwar allan am ddiwrnod neu os ydych yn Frenhines Fawreddog Carnifal Cymru, mae rhywbeth yno i bawb. Mae popeth sydd angen arnoch ar y safle we hwn, felly bant a chi ac os oes unrhyw gwestiynau neu gynigion gennych, mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni – bydd yn dda i glywed oddi wrthych!

Make It Your Mardi Gras!
Whether you live in the city, in the rest of Wales or beyond, The Cardiff Wales Mardi Gras is for you and we welcome people from all walks of life regardless of age, gender, colour or sexuality. Whether you’re a family of four on a day out or Cymru’s Campest Carnival Queen – there’s something for everyone. Everything you need to know is on this website. Please take a look around and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us – it’d be good to hear from you!”

Shere Hite – September 6, ICA, London
Professor Hite will be asking why women are often rivals or why women feel competitive with each other but don’t cooperate more often in political parties or economic groups. Her speech on ‘Female Rivalry and Solidarity’ is at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, 6 September, 7pm (the ICA is on the Mall near Trafalgar Square).

Midori – Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture, September 6, Museum of Sex, NY

Midori will be presenting an evening discussing the influence of Japanese erotic culture on the West. The event is from 7pm at the Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th St), New York City, New York 10016. She will be uncovering hidden aspects of Japanese culture including aspects of sexuality, gender and sexual expression in what promises to be a fun and fascinating talk.

The Sex Course – September 15, London

Gay Men Fighting Aids (GMFA) are hosting one of their many popular courses. The Sex Course is a one day course for gay and bi men to teach you how to enjoy your cock, balls and bum in new, sexy and safe ways. You can find out more and book a place via their website (see link above).

If you have any courses, conferences, parties or events relating to sex, sexual health or relationships coming up in the next few months please email me details and I’ll post them on this blog.

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