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August Gathering

Posted in anal, art, education, events, gender, kink / BDSM, piercing, safer sex, special interest on July 24, 2013 by Pleasure Forum Australia

August Gathering: An Intro to Kink and BDSM. A Night for Beginners

Kink and BDSM have been in high profile in recent years, gaining notoriety for bridging the gap between the erotic components of the psyche and soul and for those yearning to try something that takes the physical to new heights. The prevalence of such practices are gaining ground with accessible supplies in every adult shop in the city, but some people are still wondering what the hell is this about, is it for me and where do I even start?

 

 
Tonight’s gathering of Pleasure Forum Australia brings together some of the most well regarded Kink educators in Australia whose businesses and professional lived have authorised them to speak with depth and passion about their particular knowledge area in the world of Kink and BDSM. Hosted by Cyndi Darnell , Pleasure Forum Australia is proud to bring these individuals together for a night of discussion and insight into one of the world’s most popular erotic paths.

Panelists

Mistress Electra A’more

Is a dedicated and passionate Dominatrix and Somatic Sex Bod & Fetish Educator.
Classified, as one of Australia’s senior professional Dominatrix’s with over 18 years of hands on experience Mistress Electra A’more is the owner of the spectacular Adelaide professional play space – The Fetish Palace. Traditionally trained, Electra classifies herself as the “Mistress of Sensation Play” Where she dances with your erotic shadows, to enhance your own pleasures through exploring the realms of pleasure &/or pain, with conscious touch, breath and stern guidance to reach a state of blissfulness in what ever scenario is put forth and negotiated.

Sado BJ is well regarded around the BDSM scene as an expert in bondage, flogging and impact play, and as a fetish performance artist. Through his career at Eagle Leather, he has become an advocate of the BDSM scene, particularly through educating. He has been a regular presenter at Eagle Leather’s classes, where his presentations have focussed on the education of fetish enthusiasts in everything they need to know. His enthusiasm and determination have culminated in his becoming the co-owner of Eagle Leather, an Australian icon.

Mz Mallice ( Mistressmallice on Fetlife) is a diverse producer with a portfolio of a wide range of events, shows, exhibitions and productions. She been producing events in Australia for over 13 years passionately creating the opportunity for local and international performers to do what they do best while incorporating her love for alternative art, photography and fashion.
She is currently in production of Oz Kink Fest which is in it’s 7th year and hosts premiere events such as Fetish ExpoHellfire Resurrection, workshops, skillshares and many social activities.In addition, she runs a monthly BDSM club called Provocation which provides a space for alternative lifestyle people to explore their kink or socialise in an accepting and fun environment.

Scott ( AKA Melbourne Rope Dojo) is one of the leading practitioners and teachers of Japanese rope tying, known as Shibari,  outside of Japan. He is one of only two accredited instructors in the Osada-Ryu shibari system, and travels yearly to Japan to continue his studies. Scott has led workshops in Shibari around Australia and in New Zealand, and has performed in both Australia and Japan. In 2011 he established the Melbourne Rope Dojo where he runs weekly classes in Shibari.

When: Tuesday August 13. 2013
Where: LOOP Bar 23 Meyers Place. Melbourne CBD
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: $10

Loop Map

The Mechanics of Sex

Cyndi Darnell, creator, founder and host of Pleasure Forum Australia is running a bunch of events on the ‘how tos’ of sex for the curious and the enthusiastic. Topics range from  Female Ejaculation and the latest research on Female Orgasm, through to Anal Sex and How Dicks Work. There’s even a one day workshop for women scheduled in September. Check out the info on Cyndi’s Website or subscribe to her newsletter here.

December Gathering 2012

Posted in anal, education, entertainment, erotica / porn, events, health, kink / BDSM, men, open relationships / polyamory, queer, relationships, safer sex, sex work, straight, swinging, women on November 26, 2012 by Pleasure Forum Australia

Greetings Pleasure Lovers

Tuesday December 4th  2012marks our final gathering for 2012 where we have invited back our panelists from throughout the year to give us a summary of their best work to date and whatever else they may have to share with us.

Come an experience some of the highlights from 2012 (and  even a few from bygone years)  and of course the usual shenanigans and door prizes from our wonderful sponsors! See you there!

When: Tuesday December 4th 2012

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Loop Bar

Price: $10

Tristan Taormino at Pleasure Salon Melbourne. April 2012

Posted in anal, art, education, entertainment, erotica / porn, events, kink / BDSM, open relationships / polyamory, politics, queer, relationships, special events, straight, women on March 8, 2012 by Brian

Pleasure Salon Melbourne and Cyndi Darnell  (creator and founder of PSM) are thrilled to present

 Tristan Taormino ( USA)

for two nights in Melbourne 

Both events require PRE PURCHASE. See links below for access to our tickets through Trybooking.com.au

Tickets can be bought for each event separately or come to both events for a discount

Both venues wheelchair friendly. PLEASE email for further details about this

Wednesday April 11. 2012 

Public Seminar

303 Sydney Road ( formerly The Beach)

Brunswick

7.30 pm

Tristan Taormino will take you on her personal journey from activist undergraduate to law school reject to struggling writer to author, Village Voice columnist, On Our Backs editor, sex educator, and adult film director. She’ll reveal the pleasures and pitfalls of a career that revolves around sex.

Hear about her first foray into porn on and off camera, what led her to form her own company, Smart Ass Productions, and become an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment, one of the largest adult companies. She will share her definition of feminist porn, what she hopes to accomplish with her films, and the challenges she faces in the adult industry and in her professional career as a sex educator. She’ll dish all the juicy details of her adventures along the way with swingers, strippers, dominatrixes, drag kings, porn stars, and even Howard Stern.

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, sex educator, speaker, and filmmaker. She is the author of seven books: Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, The Big Book of Sex Toys, The Anal Sex Position Guide, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion, Down and Dirty Sex Secrets, and two editions of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women.

She is the editor of 23 anthologies including Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica and was the founding editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning series Best Lesbian Erotica. She’s written for a multitude of publications from Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to Penthouse, and served as editor of the magazine On Our Backs. For nine and a half years, she wrote a bi-weekly column in The Village Voice. She runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions, and is currently an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment.

Tristan has taught hundreds of classes (on everything from negotiating relationships to female orgasms) at conferences, community events, and retail stores and she frequently lectures at top colleges and universities. Tristan has been featured in over 200 publications and appeared on dozens of radio and television programs.

She runs three websites: www.puckerup.com, www.tristantaormino.com, and www.openingup.net

AND

THE EVENT “”MAKING OPEN RELATIONSHIPS WORK ” IS NOW SOLD OUT

The following night:

Making Open Relationships Work

A workshop with Tristan Taormino 

Thursday April 12. 2012

Level 10 / 225 Bourke St Melbourne

7.00pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed.

She’ll discuss common issues and problems-from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations-and ways to address and resolve them. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of ‘compersion’.

Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).

 

 

March Gathering and 1st Birthday!

Posted in anal, erotica / porn, events, health, men, queer, relationships, straight, touch, women on February 18, 2011 by Brian

Maureen Matthews, best known as The Age’s resident sex columnist & advisor, and author of The Sunday Age’s About  Last  Night, pops in to Pleasure Salon Melbourne in March to share her wisdom and expertise, and help us celebrate our official 1st birthday!

Maureen Matthews grew up as an English vicar’s daughter. At the age of sixteen, her family emigrated to Australia; and at the age of 23 she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. Despite this, Maureen went on to complete a B A with Honours in English Literature and a Diploma of Education, as well as raise 3 sons.

In 1995 she was looking for a new challenge. She realised that all the commercial ventures to do with sex were aimed at men, were sleazy, and offered little for women and men in intimate relationships. Her own personal experiences blending a sex life with long-term relationship and family life, combined with the personal effects of her disability, inspired her to offer a tasteful, informative and intelligent alternative to the sex shops at the time. She decided to open BLISS – Australia’s first adult shop, exclusively for women.

 Now an online store, bliss4women.com is acknowledged by health professionals, counsellors, and other support groups as an invaluable resource for all people wanting to explore their sensual selves.

‘Maintaining a ‘real’ sex life in the ‘real’ world’.

Maureen’s presentation at Pleasure Salon Melbourne will draw on her vast life experience, professional experience running a woman-positive and sex-positive sex shop, and the nature of many of the more popular enquiries to her column.  Whilst Maureen’s talk will focus heavily on women, hetero partners of women, or men interested in women’s pleasures are more than encouraged to attend! (In fact, we insist!!!!)

 Maureen will be discussing sex toys for women, woman & couple-friendly erotic DVDs, and erotic literature, all of which focus on how women, and couples in long-term relationships are often looking for something different to what is generally offered by mainstream sex shops.

Topics covered will include:

  • Assisting new mums, post-menopausal women, and bored couples with re-invigorating their sex lives
  • Dilemmas of long-term relationships and how to negotiate them
  • Ways that women can enhance their pleasure, kick-start their libido, and continue / start to enjoy sex
  • Strap-on sex between women / and /or their male partners
  • Anal sex, bondage play and other taboos that have started to move into the mainstream
  • and what she’s learned about what women REALLY want in the bedroom ( kitchen, lounge room floor, spa, car, plane etc)

When:: Monday March 7th

Where::24 Moons  AC/DC Lane. Melbourne CBD

Doors:: From 6pm

Speaker starts ::7.30pm

$10

Drinks and snacks available all night. Come along grab a drink get comfy and meet some new folks to chat to

*****GREAT DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BLISS4WOMEN******

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Updates and AUGUST GATHERING

Posted in anal, events, health, touch on July 15, 2010 by Brian

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.

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 Brian

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