Monday, January 31, 2011

M.Christian At The Looking Glass

Here's a great opportunity to not just meet little ol' me but also to hear me teach one of my favorite classes!  On February 13th, from 2:00 to 4:00PM, I'll be doing Magic Words: An Erotic Salon for the great folks at The Looking Glass in Alameda, California (the Bay Area).

Here's a quickie write up about the class and here's where you can order tickets ... and get details on where the class will be held.


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 their erotic spirits within, and when to silence -- and when to listen -- to the inner critic.

In addition to being a recognized master of erotica -- with over 300 short stories, nine collections, and six novels in print -- M.Christian has been in the San Francisco scene since the early 90s and has taught for QSM, The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco Sex Information, Janus, and has been a featured presented at The Floating World and many other venues. He is so kinky he doesn't even walk straight. Please check out his website here: www.mchristian.com

Map Of Tasmania

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Odd Balling

Here's some very cool news: I have a wonderful new gig writing for the great folks at YNOT and part of my new job is writing a bi-weekly column on the week in strange sex: Odd Balling: Weird, Wacky, Warped Sex News.  

And here's a taste of a brand new installment.  For the rest just go to YNOT.

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Even though the year is less than one month old, it's looking like 2011 very well may go down in history as “The Year Of The Weirder-Than-Weird Sex Stuff.” At least we won’t be bored.

Case in point: During a trip to Las Vegas, New York City resident Hubert Blackman secured the services of a lady of affordable virtue. Nothing unusual about that, right?

Au contraire. Seems Mr. Blackman's experience with a woman he hired through hook-up agency Las Vegas Exclusive Personals left him less than satisfied, so he is suing the escort service because, as he notes in court documents, she "did an illegal sexual act on me during her paid service to me."

Blackman seeks a refund of the $275 he paid and "a $1.8 million verdict for the tragic event that happened." Las Vegas Exclusive Personals hasn't responded, but we imagine their business is booming with clients asking for the “Blackman Special.” Anything worth $1.8 mil is definitely worth checking out.

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Mona Lisa's Backside

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Hmm...Gotta Think About This

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Speeding Spunk

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

“Vienna Dolorosa”–Vienna, 1938

Reviews by Amos Lassen

I love the concept of “Vienna Dolorosa”—the entire novel, all 241 pages, takes place on one day, March 12, 1938 as the Nazi army entered Vienna and began to destroy the city. Our narrators are two marginalized characters—Frau Friska, hotel/ house of assignation manager and transvestite and Petya, a young male prostitute who lives at the hotel. As the novel progresses, we get narrations from other characters as well and what they have to say is not pretty.

The Hotel Redl is more than just a hotel—it is a house of pleasure who enjoy a different kind of sex with boys who dress as girls and it is from this location that Frau Friska watches what seems to be the destruction of Vienna. The Nazis did not just invade the city but storms the city leaving a wake of destruction behind. Friska tries very hard to keep her guests and clients safe as the action continues. Because of the mood set early in the book, this is not an easy read but it is a very rewarding one. Here is another look at man’s inhumanity to man as we watch the destruction of a city along with those that live within it.

A plot that takes place one day and a single location could be quite boring but that is the total opposite here. It could become a very tiring read yet that is not the case here. What propels this book are the characters who are wonderfully drawn. Somehow many have forgotten that Jews were not the only minority affected by the Holocaust. What was to become a vibrant GLBT community also suffered greatly as well as gypsies, non-Aryans, Catholics, people of color and it is safe to say that every minority felt the worst crime in the history of mankind.

There has always been a fascination with the Holocaust and its crimes and I was not surprised to read about the sadism of the Nazis. Here is where the novel assumes a dark tone and for me, especially, the novel hit be hard as I am both Jewish and gay. We see how far reaching the Holocaust has been (notice I am using the present perfect tense) and still is today. The psychological aspects of it still bring adult men to tears. It is inconceivable for do many sadistic crimes took place in Vienna in a very short twenty four period. The author has given us characters that are carefully drawn and within each there exists something that we are not told to keep us curious. As the action unfolds we learn about that missing something. The characters can be divided into two camps—good and evil although the boundaries are not totally closed.

Some the description here is both shocking and horrifying but this is also not new. The atrocities of the Holocaust have been thrown at us for many years but I must say that the author’s descriptions are deep and caused me to have to stop, sit back, think and read again. For me that is the sign of a good writer even if what we read is unspeakable yet can be a catalyst that takes us to a place where we see what being human and humane is all about. This is not a book that one will easily forget but remember that it takes a strong stomach to read it and the rewards are great. I do not want to say that some of it is too strong—I don’t believe anything about the Holocaust can be too strong. In fact “Vienna Dolorosa” reminds us about an infamous period of history that must be preserved. We are now at the point that those survived Nazi Germany are small in number and it is becoming smaller everyday as that generation dies. Soon we will have only books (and ebooks) to tell the story. Dementiuk tells one aspect of the story and even though this fiction, it is based on fact.

http://mykoladementiuk.com/

Moo!

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Girls Will Be Girls

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Oedipus

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ouch!


Man Has ‘MINI’ Tattooed On Penis To Win Mini Cooper Car

ANDREAS Muller won a £20,000 Mini copper when he had the word “MINI” tattooed onto his penis. Muller, 39, of Sachsen Anhalt, Germany, heard the contest announced on a radio station. The craziest most idiotic stunt would win the car. Muller won.

Says Muller:

“Once I’m sitting in the car, it won’t matter anymore. Then the pain will be gone and it’ll be alright.”

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Oh, Aristotle


Classic art depicting a little bit of female domination. Aquamanile depicting Aristotle’s girlfriend Phyllis riding him around the garden after Aristotle warned Alexander the Great about women. Aquamaniles were jugs used for the washing of hands at table, together with a basin.

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So hard...

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Bow Wow

Archie having fun

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