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Dining, SFoodie Friday Six: Sex and Chocolate at the Exploratorium, Another Taco Bell Eats It

Friday Six: Sex and Chocolate at the Exploratorium, Another Taco Bell Eats It

February After Dark at…
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News, The Snitch All About Gloria Leonard: Center For Sex & Culture Honors Late Erotic Star

All About Gloria Leonard: Center For Sex & Culture Honors Late Erotic Star

On February 3, Gloria Leonard passed away at the age 73. Once a trader on Wall Street, she entered the erotic film industry in 1976. At the time she was well into her thirties, yet she enjoyed a lengthy…
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Dining, Distillations Virgil's Sea Room: The Discreet Charm of the Creative Class

Virgil's Sea Room: The Discreet Charm of the Creative Class

"I came to San Francisco because I was interested in art and politics," Jeremy says. We're sitting in comfy chairs in Virgil's Sea Room, in the Mission. I'm sipping on a whiskey and ginger beer drink named after Warren Hellman.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get In These Shorts

Get In These Shorts

Here's a phrase that isn't typically associated with a successful erotic endeavor: "seven minutes or less." But that's how long the filmmakers in the Quickies Short Erotic Film Competition have to impress the crowd. The competition is produced by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 2012 Good Vibrations Sex Summit Is a Veritable Sex-Nerd Orgy

2012 Good Vibrations Sex Summit Is a Veritable Sex-Nerd Orgy

San Francisco is brimming with sex events and conferences, but Charlie Glickman, the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations, and staff sexologist Carol Queen organized the 2012 Sex Summit because they saw most of those conferences lacking the breadth of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist VIDEO: A Stimulating Look at the Antique Vibrator Museum

VIDEO: A Stimulating Look at the Antique Vibrator Museum

Locals and tourists alike have seen many of the bigwig landmarks San Francisco boasts, like crooked Lombard Street and that big orange thing that leads to Marin. But there is one S.F. gem that, ironically, hasn't received a ton of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist This Is What I Want: Queer Performance Festival Highlights

This Is What I Want: Queer Performance Festival Highlights

Queer performance hub SOMArts kicked off its annual This Is What I Want festival Tuesday night, with installations and exhibitionistic rituals on the tandem themes of desire and economy. The performances, which run through Friday and are followed by a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eat Your Art Out

Eat Your Art Out

In the cloud of champagne-soaked, rainbow-underwear-clad revelry that surrounds Pride, it’s easy to forget the ugly history behind the holiday -- the intolerance, the bullying, the criminal charges, and the hate crimes that have made a simple statement of sexuality…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Master Your Domain at the Masturbate-a-Thon

Master Your Domain at the Masturbate-a-Thon

You might equate an event called the Masturbate-a-Thon with "only in San Francisco." But you'd be wrong. San Francisco was the site of the first one, but similar events have occurred in Portland, London, and Copenhagen. According to organizer Carol…
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Calendar, Night&Day Master Your Domain

Master Your Domain

You might equate an event called the Masturbate-a-Thon with “only in San Francisco.” But you’d be wrong. San Francisco was the site of the first one, but similar events have occurred in Portland, London, and Copenhagen. According to organizer Carol…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: A Death in the Family Unveils Massive BDSM Archive

The Sweet Spot: A Death in the Family Unveils Massive BDSM Archive

Not everyone likes to have their cock pierced by needles. But for those who do, they have Larry Townsend as a champion. Credited with having coined the term Leather Daddy, Townsend was an avid collector of the art of hot…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gas-Powered Vibrator Finds Home in Good Vibes' Antique Sex Toy Museum

Gas-Powered Vibrator Finds Home in Good Vibes' Antique Sex Toy Museum

Most curators in San Francisco's arts community have degrees in disciplines such as paintings or textiles, but Carol Queen is the first sexologist/curator I've encountered. Queen started working at Good Vibrations while completing a doctorate in human sexuality; she stayed…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sex Work and Society

Sex Work and Society

San Francisco has an unusually high number of sex workers per capita. They’re not only prostitutes (some of whom seek decriminalization of their trade), but also people who work in sectors that are quite legal: strip clubs, adult films, commercial…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dirty Fun -- Fox News Says So

Dirty Fun -- Fox News Says So

Simon Sheppard's reading series has been attacked on Fox News, and it's no wonder. First of all, he writes gay porn, and the very name of the long-running smut reading series he hosts with Carol Queen — Perverts Put Out…
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Calendar, Night&Day Overtaken by Darkness

Overtaken by Darkness

About a decade ago we visited New Orleans in late October, and a local couple assured us that we had never seen anything like Halloween night in NOLA. We politely assured Mr. and Mrs. Local that because we'd lived in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Run, Don't Crawl

Run, Don't Crawl

Without your map tonight, you're nothing. What's that you say? You know your way around? You've lived here a whole year? You have a smartphone? Forget it. It's not smart enough. Tonight is Lit Crawl, the intellectual orgy that's the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cinematic Quickies

Cinematic Quickies

How sexy can you get in seven minutes? For most of us, that question lost its urgency as soon as we discovered kinkier games than Spin the Bottle. For the past six years, though, the Independent Erotic Film Festival has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hollywood Taps Good Vibrations' Antique Sex Toy Collection for <i>Hysteria</i>

Hollywood Taps Good Vibrations' Antique Sex Toy Collection for Hysteria

It's fun to remember sometimes (all the time?) just how different San Francisco is from the rest of the world, a fact that moviemakers unsurprisingly utilize when it suits a new project. This fall, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist G-Spot Instruction: Good Vibrations' How-to Video <i>Gush</i> Premieres at the Roxie

G-Spot Instruction: Good Vibrations' How-to Video Gush Premieres at the Roxie

"I've read about it, but I have no idea whether it's possible." "I've seen it a couple of times in movies, but I can't tell if it's faked." "A friend of mine once said that she does it, but how…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Good Vibrations Joins Planned Parenthood in Fight over Funding

Good Vibrations Joins Planned Parenthood in Fight over Funding

Republican leaders in Washington aren't backing off their attempt to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding, so San Francisco sex-toy retailer Good Vibrations is offering its support. During April and May, Good Vibes customers can make donations to Planned…
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