Thursday, April 9, 2015

I'm Teaching For Queericulum!

This is gonna be a blast: I'm going to be doing a combo (basic bondage and impact play) for Queericulum, on April 18th. Here's the info:


Two Great Things .... Together: Impact Play & Basic Bondage
Join this workshop to receive (ahem) 'hands-on' instruction in a wide and sometimes-strange variety of different impact toys: hands, hairbrushes, paddles, crops, wooden spoons, batons, quirts, and lots more.

And then get some (ahem) 'confining instruction' in a wide range of affordable bondage gear, such as Saran Wrap, Bungie cord, plastic tape, and tons of other fun toys and techniques!

Both impact and bondage will be taught with an air to fun, affordability and -- most of all -- safety so you can hit (and be hit), bind (and be bound) for a long, long time!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Coming Soon: Using Social Media To Grow Your Adult Business And Build Your Client Base - The Working Smarter And Not Harder Way! With Jean Marie Stine and M.Christian

This is going to be a blast - and essential if you have any kind of adult business:



Let's face facts: the adult business world has totally, completely changed marketing and advertising tricks that used to work simply don't anymore ... which is why, more than ever, thinking outside the box is key to raising above the rest and, best of all, bring in exposure and, hopefully, sales.

Twitter? Tumblr? Facebook? While there are a lot of options, many of the techniques that a lot of gurus and experts recommend only work for those same experts and gurus ... and not for anyone else.

But in this fun and provocative lecture you'll learn to learn the differences between what other people say you should do and what actually works including when to play by the rules and when not to, how to rise above the rest, and how to manage your marketing time and dollars.

Among some of the subjects covered will be:
- How to blog, tweet and post effectively and efficiently
- How to handle fast media like Twitter versus slower ones like Facebook
- When national social media is what you want and when it's something you don't need
- The power of FREE
- Knowing your audience ... and developing great techniques to reach them
- Understanding the difference between likes, friends and actual sales
- How to make your social media presence rich and interesting without taking valuable time away from your company
- How to think innovatively about advertising, public relations, and marketing that don't involve social media or even the internet

Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco

$20
6:00 - 8:00PM
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1133630

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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." She is the Publisher of Renaissance E Books, which includes the Sizzler Editions imprint of premier and groundbreaking erotica

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. He is a sexuality and BDSM educator for venues all across the country - and an Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lots Of April Classes!


April is going to be a lot of fun for all kinds of sexy classes ... with even a few possible surprises so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 9

Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$20
Let's face facts: the adult business world has totally, completely changed marketing and advertising tricks that used to work simply don't anymore ... which is why, more than ever, thinking outside the box is key to raising above the rest and, best of all, bring in exposure and, hopefully, sales. 
Twitter? Tumblr? Facebook? While there are a lot of options, many of the techniques that a lot of gurus and experts recommend only work for those same experts and gurus ... and not for anyone else. 
But in this fun and provocative lecture you'll learn to learn the differences between what other people say you should do and what actually works including when to play by the rules and when not to, how to rise above the rest, and how to manage your marketing time and dollars. 
Among some of the subjects covered will be:
- How to blog, tweet and post effectively and efficiently
- How to handle fast media like Twitter versus slower ones like Facebook
- When national social media is what you want and when it's something you don't need
- The power of FREE
- Knowing your audience ... and developing great techniques to reach them
- Understanding the difference between likes, friends and actual sales
- How to make your social media presence rich and interesting without taking valuable time away from your company
- How to think innovatively about advertising, public relations, and marketing that don't involve social media or even the internet
Tuesday, April 14

SF Citadel
181 Eddy Street, San Francisco
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$20 at the door, or $15 in advance
Tickets: https://www.purplepass.com/sfc4142015
The cane is one of those 'legendary' BDSM toys that is far too often used with dramatic flare – rather than erotic effectiveness. In this very special class, cane wielders will learn the difference between using a rod as a prop and, instead, how to use various types of cane (wood versus plastic, thin versus thick, etc) to send the receiver to new erotic heights. With this unique – and sensual - technique even those scared of the rod will be enticed to being on the receiving end of the not-so-scary cane.

Thursday, April 23

Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$20
The world is 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. 
This class 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 best of all sexy time online!

Monday, April 27
Polyamory Discussion/Support Group at SF Citadel

SF Citadel
181 Eddy Street, San Francisco
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
$10 at the door
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.

Wednesday, April 29

Good Vibrations
1620 Polk St, San Francisco
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1410432
There are many ways to reach your inner sexual and spiritual self––but one of the most surprisingly powerful paths is through the written word. In this lecture/workshop, participants will hear how erotic writing (fiction as well non-fiction) can reach hidden places that often lay unexposed, help make personal discoveries and to assist in a personal journey of self and sensuality. Participants will learn how to free their erotic writing voices, how to develop their writing towards discovering the erotic spirits within, and when to silence––and when to listen to––the inner critic.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The R.Greco And M.Christian Roadshow Was A Hit - Thanks!

(from R.Greco And M.Christian Presents)


A hearty thanks so all the wonderful folks who came to our classes and events - and special gratitude to the fantastic venues who allowed us to put on the R.Greco and M.Christian Road ShowSin In The CityWicked GroundsThe SF CitadelThe Center For Sex And Culture ... and the great folks at Leather, Lace And Lust who put on an amazing show!

Stay tuned for even more fun R.Greco and M.Christian sexy shenanigans!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Very Special Event: R.Greco And M.Christian On Erotica Writing, On Thursday March 5

(From R.Greco and M.Christian Presents)

This is going to be a blast!  A highlight of the R.Greco And M.Christian Roadshow, come hear Chris and Ralph talk and teach all about the joys and perils of being erotica writers at their special edition of Sex Sells: Writing And Selling Erotica at the Center For Sex and Culture in San Francisco on Thursday, March 5.

Here are the details - see you there!


Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica With R. Greco Jr. And M.Christian
The Center For Sex and Culture, San Francisco

1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursday, March 5, 2015
http://www.sexandculture.org
The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writers R. Greco Jr. and M.Christian. 
For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. 
R. Greco Jr. and M.Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. They'll also teach techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle, current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more!
$20
6:00PM - 8:00PM
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1133598

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sin In The City Was A Blast -

(from R.Greco and M.Christian Presents)


- and then some!  Big thanks to the great organizers of such a fun event ... and hope that folks had a great time at our Tit-Torture For BoobsSex Sells Erotica Writing, and Cupping classes!

See you all next year!



Sunday, March 1, 2015

This Saturday, March 7th: Next Leather, Lace And Lust Reading Event!

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

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!

Sponsored by WriteSex: Everything a writer needs to know about the business of publishing erotica!

Our featured performers include:
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Dr. Carol Queen is the author of Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, Exhibitionism for the Shy, and co-editor of PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality (winner of a Lambda Literary Award in 1998; with Lawrence Schimel)
  • R. Greco's short fiction (erotic and 'straight' fiction) has been published in 7 countries, various anthologies and single author short story collections from Xcite Books in the U.K., C.F. Publications and with Renissance E Books. Ralph is also the co-host of an hour-long net talk program, "Peter Riot's Smack Talk", was a pre-school music teacher and has played his original music in concert festivals in Italy, the U.S. and England.
Saturday, March 7th
Doors Open at 6:30 - Performance from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$10

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sin In The City - See R.Greco And M.Christian There!

(from R.Greco and M.Christian Presents)

Starting off the R.Greco And M.Christian Roadshow is a wild time at the upcoming Sin In The City Convention in Las Vegas!  Check out this fun series of classes ... and see you there!


Sin In The City
Las Vegas
February 27th – March 1st, 2015
http://www.sin-in-the-city.com
Join hundreds of other kinksters and leather people in saying "Hit Me!" to our Sin in the City dealers for a double-down dose of fun
Tit-Torture For Boobs: A Breast Play Intensive
Saturday, February 28, 2015: 9-10:30
Breast play offers wonderful opportunities for intensely powerful play - but also comes with serious, even dangerous, risks. In this breasts-on seminar, participants will learn how to treat tits, both male and female, with exactly the right measure of sensuality and intensity to play well but also safely. Clothespins, nipple clamps, pinching, suction devices, gentle impact, bondage, and more will be demonstrated - as well as how to deliver effective aftercare. Additionally, participants will be given instruction in first aid, the dangers of breast play, and the limits of what boobs can take. 
Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica
Saturday, February 28, 2015: 11-12:30
The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian. For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M.Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle. Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more. 
Cupping: Using The Ancient Medicinal Technique For Erotic Play
Saturday, February 28, 2015: 3:30-5
For thousands of years, Asian cultures have been using 'cupping' as a remedy for a variety of ills – from muscle strains to just a wonderful way to relax. In this unique class, participants will not just learn how to use cupping safely but also how to use it to enhance all kinds of erotic – and kinky – play. Demonstrations will include not just how to use cupping on various parts of the body in new and exciting ways but also the different types of cupping sets that are available and what type is right for everything from advanced BDSM play to just soothing an achy back.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

This Monday: Polyamory Discussion/Support Group at SF Citadel!

Just a reminder that the fun Polyamory Discussion/Support Group I help facilitate is coming up this Monday, February 23rd, at the SF Citadel:


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

Thanks, Melanie Love: A Great Write-Up About The The Amazing R.Greco And M.Christian Road Show!

(from R.Greco and M.Christian Presents)

A big thank you to the wonderful Melanie Love for this write-up about the upcoming R.Greco And M.Christian Road Show, from Romance Beat:

The West Coast Will Never Recover 
Author/reprobates/legends-in-their-own-minds Ralph Greco, Jr. and M. Christian embark on a mini West Coast Tour of readings, gatherings, classes and legerdemain. 
Meeting in the ‘what-happens-there-stays there’ environs of Las Vegas (at the Riviera Hotel to be exact) erotic scribes M. Christian and R. Greco, Jr. begin their mini west coast tour at the end of this month. Of the three classes the pair will be presenting together at the Sin In The City convention-info here: http://www.sin-in-the-city.com, from 2/27th to 3/1-will be a live symposium of what the two authors present at their Creative Sexuality online classes: “Sex Sells: How To Write and Sell Erotica.” 
Then it is on to San Francisco (Chris’ home turf) as he and Ralph first appear for a meet-and-greet and earlobe tickling at the Wicked Grounds (http://www.wickedgrounds.com) kink cafĂ© and boutique, @ 289 8th St San Francisco, on Tuesday March 3rd. The boys will be singing books and generally gabbing from 1-3. This is all in preparation for the events Ralph and Chris have planned for further in the week in the city-by-the-bay: 
On 3/4, Chris and Ralph will present “Basic Bondage: Tie Me Up On A Budget” at the infamous SF Citadel Club, @ 181 Eddy St, San Francisco, from 8:00PM to 10:00PM (doors open at 7:30PM) Cost: $20 at the door, or $15 in advance, purchase here: https://www.Purplepass.com/sfc342015. 
On 3/5, Ralph & Chris appear at The Center For Sex and Culture @ 1349 Mission St, San Francisco, presenting an extra “SPECIAL: Sex Sells – How To Write and Sell Erotica With R. Greco Jr. And M.Christian” from 6-8pm. $20 tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1133598 
And lastly, the boys are back to at the Center for a Saturday night (3/7) author reading featuring a bunch of erotic scribes in: “Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment” from 7-10pm (doors open at 6:30.) 
Sponsored by WriteSex, this will be 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 you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions. 
Featured performers include: Molly Weatherfield: Blake C. Aarens Jean Marie Stine M.Christian Dr. Carol Queen, R. Greco’s 
Admission: $10 at the door. 
Catch M. Christian and Ralph Greco, Jr. out in Vegas, in San Francisco or make like a groopie and follow them everywhere. Either way, don’t miss out on the fun of this mini tour of two of the foremost erotic writers in the business.