Archive for February, 2012

March Gathering 2012

Posted in events, health, touch on February 25, 2012 by Pleasure Forum Australia

February PSM saw the year start off with a veritable BANG in the form of our fabulous porn panel of local porn aficionados, and the skyped-in interview with Buck Angel. Thanks to our candid and honest panel guests, our audience members and our funky new home at LOOP where we gather on the FIRST TUESDAY of the month (except for special occasions).

Next PSM gathering is TUESDAY March 6th, where our guest speakers will be looking at sex and sexuality form a practical and hands-on perspective. Come along to find out more about Sexological Bodywork AND the Joy of Strap-Ons!

Presenters:

Deej Juventin

Deej is one of Australia’s leading somatic sex educators. Focusing on empowering people of all genders, sexualities, and backgrounds to lead more embodied erotic lives, his work is highly experiential, and delivered with safety, heart, and integrity. Based in Brisbane, he runs workshops throughout the Asia Pacific region, and teaches individuals and couples to access more pleasure and have better sex. He heads the faculty for the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork Professional Training in Australia, and is the President of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia.

http://www.sexcoaching.com.au

How We Learn Sex – A Sexological Bodywork Approach To Living More Fully

An exploration of how human beings learn, limit  and expand. Developments in neuroscience have told us what anybody who has put a bit of work into themselves already knew. Rather than being constrained by the habits we’ve developed, we are capable of incredible change, growth, and expansion – a concept known as ‘neuroplasticity.’ This has contributed to the field of somatic sexology – a body-based approach to learning about sex, pleasure and intimacy.

Yes, human beings are capable of an extraordinary range of experience. We are able to access more pleasure and have more choice about how we are in our bodies, than most of us ever imagined. Come and learn how.

Louise

Louise has her finger a few different pies around sex-positive Melbourne. She’s got her hands full working at D.VICE sex shop and for Take Care {out} There, as well as studying sexual health at Melbourne Uni. One of her many interests in the world of sex is Strap-Ons. She will be presenting the ins-and-outs (so to speak) of Strap-Ons, talking about why they are such fun and sharing a few tips and tricks for how to get the most out of them.

Our presenters will be leading you through an introductory seminar and workshop starting from 7.30 pm.

Be sure to get in early for a good comfy spot and take advantage of the range of drinks and snacks available at LOOP, served by the spunky and friendly bar staff.

WHEN: TUESDAY MARCH 6TH

WHERE: LOOP LANEWAY BAR. MEYERS PLACE

TIME: DOORS 6.30 FOR A 7:30 START. (Finishing around 10pm)

COST: $10

In other news, the gang from our old home 24 Moons, are just about to open their new venue, along with the STUNNING Madame Mama Natalia who many of you will remember as the MC of our wild Xmas party at the Order of Melbourne last year. Such a hedonistic concoction of glamour, art, sex and cocktails that just must be seen to be believed!  Check them out at Bohemia Cabaret Club.

AND…………… hold onto your girdles pleasure lovers, because we have an EXTRA SPECIAL surprise for you in April!

Details coming VERY VERY VERY soon!

Bye for now!

Update for PSM Monday Feb 13. 2012

Posted in burlesque, entertainment, erotica / porn, events, men, queer, trans on February 12, 2012 by Pleasure Forum Australia

Just added to the panel for Feb Pleasure Salon is Australian gay male porn performer Zack Acland  and special interview for PSM with Buck Angel.

New Venue, New Days and February Gathering

Posted in art, erotica / porn, events, health, men, politics, sex work, straight, women on February 6, 2012 by Pleasure Forum Australia

Greetings all ……..and Happy New Year

Pleasure Salon Melbourne is back for 2012 with a fabulous variety of sex-positive, sexual  health, pleasure  and  adult information  evenings . Our nights still feature  Australia’s  best sex educators and activists to bring you some of the most up to date and progressive sexuality information available, all in a friendly and welcoming environment.

As you know we have been looking for a new home for some time now, and have finally found one  at the gorgeous

LOOP bar

23 Meyers Place

Melbourne CBD  (Off Bourke St,  close to Parliament Station.)

We are thrilled to announce this venue is WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE and has CAR PARKING  close by.

Next week our

 FEBRUARY GATHERING

from 6.30pm will be on

 MONDAY  FEB 13

$10

Forum starts at 7.30 pm

February Pleasure Salon Melbourne celebrates sex-positive erotic films, feminism and pornography

February PSM will be trialling a new PANEL format where our guests will be able to engage in dialogue with Cyndi and the audience to explore and detail their experiences as performers and producers of pornographic adult movies.

Our Feb line up includes the gorgeous and articulate Gala  known for her pioneering work with FECK,  stunning feminist pornster Liandra Dahl  an independent feminist pornographer and blogger who has recently worked with one of the world’s most well known sex educators ( Betty) Dodson and Ross,  alongside award winning  Australian production company, Adult Voyeur’s very own  Bourke Wills.

Gala

Gala is a mutli-purpose sex-positive sex worker who entered the industry through the pornhole.  Her career in alternative smutmaking started at a Melbourne-based company Feck ( one of Pleasure Salon Melbourne’s sponsors),  and her work appears on its sites  ishotmyself.com, beautifulagony.com, ifeelmyself.com, and sonicerotica.com.  more recently she has appeared on liandradahl.com, and she is currently preparing to launch a blog journalling her experiences in various facets of the industry.’

Liandra Dahl

Liandra has worked in the alternative pornography industry for 9 years. She first began work with the Australian adult websites run by Feck, ishotmyself.com  and beautifulagony.com as a contributor and then as the hostess of their masturbation site ifeelmyself.com between 2003 to 2007. She has also worked with acclaimed European female adult film producers Erika Lust and Jennifer Lyon Bell as a performer. She currently runs her own pansexual independent reality sex site LiandraDahl.com where she performs, produces, films, edits and codes for the whole project and website.

Bourke Wills

Bourke Wills started making high quality, uniquely Australian porn a long time ago as Adult Voyuer. Our first trial shoot was August 2008 and was either a dismal failure or incredibly steep learning curve, depending on which way you look at these things.

We continued shooting,  and learning until we felt we had a sufficient backlog of material. We launched the first version of our site in 2010 to a very good reception and relaunched in in 2011 the same year we  won the Eros Shine Award for the “Best Australian Adult Website”.

Adult Voyeur continues to grow  largely due to the fascination the rest of the world has with Australia and Australian’s eager to see Australian content. We are Australia’s only high production value, top shelf,  adult film company and are dedicated to showcasing beautiful Australians having great sex in gorgeous Australian locations. We feel Australian porn as a whole is unique, it is women and couple friendly, empowering,  sex positive porn.

In other news……………………………

Starting in March,  we will be meeting the FIRST TUESDAY of each month which means our March Salon will be on TUESDAY March 6th, and we will be continuing with TUESDAY gatherings for the rest of 2012 unless we have a special event.

We understand that may mean some of you won’t be able to attend, whilst for others it means a break from the weekend crazies and a day to recover before heading out again. Running such an event we try our best to keep everyone happy, but in the end decisions have to be made, and we hope this change causes as little disappointment and inconvenience as possible

LOOP bar have offered us the residency for the duration of 2012 and we look forward to sampling their fabulous food and drink selection and taking advantage of the fabulous tech set up in addition to the warm embrace of Pleasure Salon Melbourne’s values of open and honest discussion around the importance of pleasure and good sex.

We look forward to seeing you all again.