Archive for July, 2010

Updates and AUGUST GATHERING

Posted in anal, events, health, touch on July 15, 2010 by Pleasure Forum Australia

Greetings Pleasure Lovers,

What a fantastic gathering we had in July!

And now we are drawing our Winter gatherings to a close with one of our most intimate topics to date………………..:-)

But first, some new information………..

Due to our growing numbers, Pleasure Salon Melbourne is on the move, and we are trying out another new venue to try to best suit the needs of all our members.

Try as we might, we have had no luck in finding a totally wheelchair friendly, licensed, sex-positive venue in the CBD.

However, we have been offered a fantastic space on

MONDAY NIGHTS

 Miss Libertine

34 Franklin St.

Melbourne

(between Swanston and Elizabeth)

Miss Libertine is wheelchair accessible with advance notice ( please let us know if you need wheelchair access) and ground floor, but does not have a wheelchair friendly loo!

 The other good thing about this move is Miss Libertine is able to offer us $5 pizzas to complement our timeslot… which remains 6pm-10pm.

In order to keep Pleasure Salon Melbourne alive, we are now asking for a $10 door fee, however, concessions are available, please enquire via email.

AUGUST GATHERING

So, the last of our Winter gatherings, leads us to Monday August 2nd featuring the much anticipated presentation on anal sex, by Melbourne anal expert Dean Beck.

Dean Beck is the Executive Producer and host of two talk-radio programs on Australia’s first Gay and Lesbian Radio Station, Melbourne’s JOY 94.9.  After just 12 months on-air with his first show Hide & Seek – a show about sex, sexuality and how that shapes ‘self’, (Thursday from 10pm) he also hosts an interview program “Word For Word” (Sundays from 11am), heard across Australia via satellite to over 70 Community Radio Stations.

As long as he can remember, Dean Beck has been a sexual being and whilst he experimented with both sides of the fence growing up, his move to Melbourne at 17yo and a specific experience at 21yo cemented his sexuality and a pursuit of anal pleasure.

A former President of Pride March Victoria, Dean began writing porn reviews for a GLBTI publication at the age of 21.  A career in Marketing lead to him running his own business for 6 years and for the last 3 years Dean held the role of Marketing Coordinator for Australia’s largest Adult Wholesaler, distributing the world’s leading brands of adult films, toys and novelties.

An active member of Melbourne’s Gay Leather Community, Dean has willingly passed on his knowledge to others via adult sex-educational seminars for the last 8 years.  An outspoken advocate for sexual responsibility, the story of his sexuality and how he has managed to stay HIV negative whilst exploring and pushing his boundaries can be read on-line at

           http://www.stayingnegative.net.au

The Ins and Outs of Anal Pleasure….and much more!

Anal aficionado, Dean Beck, tackles the ultimate taboo.  Join Dean’s educational journey as he demystifies anal pleasure, delivering practical tips from basic anatomy and diet, to essential hygiene and safety information. 

You’ll learn how trust and intimate connection through anal play can deliver unsurpassed euphoria and the ultimate orgasm.

Topics covered include:

·        Safety and consent

·        Diet, preparation and cleaning

·        Anal Anatomy

·        Cleaning and hygiene – tools and protocols         

·        Oils ain’t Oils – understanding different lubes

·        Toys R Arse – choosing the right toys

·        Tips and techniques from Top to Bottom

·        Where to go for more information

In a safe and understanding environment, you are encouraged to ask the questions you have about anal play, from a man whose experience and passion is engaging and entertaining.

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August Gathering 2010

Posted in anal, events, kink / BDSM, men, queer, touch on July 15, 2010 by Brian

AUGUST GATHERING

So, the last of our Winter gatherings, leads us to Monday August 2nd featuring the much anticipated presentation on anal sex, by Melbourne anal expert Dean Beck.

Dean Beck is the Executive Producer and host of two talk-radio programs on Australia’s first Gay and Lesbian Radio Station, Melbourne’s JOY 94.9. After just 12 months on-air with his first show Hide & Seek – a show about sex, sexuality and how that shapes ‘self’, (Thursday from 10pm) he also hosts an interview program “Word For Word” (Sundays from 11am), heard across Australia via satellite to over 70 Community Radio Stations.

As long as he can remember, Dean Beck has been a sexual being and whilst he experimented with both sides of the fence growing up, his move to Melbourne at 17yo and a specific experience at 21yo cemented his sexuality and a pursuit of anal pleasure.

A former President of Pride March Victoria, Dean began writing porn reviews for a GLBTI publication at the age of 21. A career in Marketing lead to him running his own business for 6 years and for the last 3 years Dean held the role of Marketing Coordinator for Australia’s largest Adult Wholesaler, distributing the world’s leading brands of adult films, toys and novelties.

An active member of Melbourne’s Gay Leather Community, Dean has willingly passed on his knowledge to others via adult sex-educational seminars for the last 8 years. An outspoken advocate for sexual responsibility, the story of his sexuality and how he has managed to stay HIV negative whilst exploring and pushing his boundaries can be read on-line at

http://www.stayingnegative.net.au

The Ins and Outs of Anal Pleasure….and much more!

Anal aficionado, Dean Beck, tackles the ultimate taboo. Join Dean’s educational journey as he demystifies anal pleasure, delivering practical tips from basic anatomy and diet, to essential hygiene and safety information.

You’ll learn how trust and intimate connection through anal play can deliver unsurpassed euphoria and the ultimate orgasm.

Topics covered include:

· Safety and consent

· Diet, preparation and cleaning

· Anal Anatomy

· Cleaning and hygiene – tools and protocols

· Oils ain’t Oils – understanding different lubes

· Toys R Arse – choosing the right toys

· Tips and techniques from Top to Bottom

· Where to go for more information

In a safe and understanding environment, you are encouraged to ask the questions you have about anal play, from a man whose experience and passion is engaging and entertaining.

Monday August 2nd

Miss Libertine

34 Franklin st

Melbourne

6pm-10pm

$10

Successful July event

Posted in anal, events, kink / BDSM, politics on July 13, 2010 by Pleasure Forum Australia

Greetings Pleasure Lovers,

July PSM was the biggest yet, and a massive thanks goes out to all who attended. Pleasure Salon Melbourne is nothing with out your input and support. It’s so wonderful to see so many sex positive folk out and about talking about SEX!

And extra special thank yous to Fiona Patten of the Australian Sex Party

http://www.sexparty.org.au/

and Ambrosia Noir

http://www.ambrosianoir.com/

Keep an eye on your inbox over the next fortnight for info about August PSM, Date, and Venue including details about our guest speaker Dean Beck and his speciality, Anal sex.

Until then

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JULY PSM

Posted in events, kink / BDSM, politics on July 2, 2010 by Pleasure Forum Australia
Greetings Pleasure Lovers,
 
Due to the INCREDIBLE response to Pleasure Salon Melbourne for
 
  next Wednesday July 7th,
 
 we are RELOCATING TO
 
THE ORDER OF MELBOURNE
LEVEL 2
401 SWANSTON ST
MELBOURNE.
 
 
 (OPPOSITE R.M.I.T  Next to Druid’s Cafe. Cnr Little Latrobe and Swanston )
Melbourne Central train station. Head north along Swanston St
Any Swanston St tram (heading to / from Melb Uni.)
Get off at RMIT / La Trobe st 
Parking:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ACAW_en___AU379&q=401+SWANSTON+STREET%2C+Melbourne+parking&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
Doors 6pm
 
First speaker 6.30 pm
 
Second speaker around 8pm
 
For those of you who have never been to The Order, this venue is very spacious, so there will be plenty of room for everyone.
 
Thanks to everyone who has RSVPd, and now we are certain to be able to accomodate everyone comfortably whatever time you come, ( and however many guests you bring)
 
Sadly, the venue is not wheelchair or frame friendly…… and there is NO LIFT.
 There is however, a heated rooftop terrace for those who like a little nicotine after great sex. 

Please join us in creating Pleasure Salon Melbourne. Our values of respect, tolerance and non-judgmental support for Australia’s diverse sexual communities are fundamental for this organisation to exist in a public forum, and we encourage all attendees to embrace these values within our sex-positive community.

Pleasure Salon Melbourne is currently considering new premises so check updates on our website for further details as they come to pass.
 
If you have any ideas for great venues,big enough to accomodate our growing numbers, located centrally, (in the CBD is ideal for all our members coming from all over town), and something wheelchair friendly, please let us know. 
 
Looking forward to seeing you all next week
 
With Pleasure