Celebrating five years of love, sex and conservation, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure is the much needed breath of fresh air in a world set ablaze by the wildfires of misogyny, femicide, and war. Written by international sex expert, and Yale graduate, Dr. Susan Block, her book is a manifesto to female empowerment and inclusivity that is inspired by our other great ape cousins, the bonobos—also known as Pan Paniscus. According to Dr. Block, these endangered primates have a lot to teach humanity and what they can teach could save your sex life, if not the world.
At the book’s core, it is a call to action, a seductive moan from a lover’s ear to put down the toys of war, and instead, learn the ways of pleasure. From the jungle to the bedroom, this book is an arousing spotlight on sexuality as we know it and offers hope for the hapless, even if that hapless person is you. Block’s narrative is an (s)exploration into human nature that is complete with orgasmic anecdotes, tales of lust, love, trust, relationships goals, power exchanges and much more.
What is most appealing about this book is the inclusiveness of Dr. Block’s narratives, she provides practical relationship tools—for the monogamous, the bi-curious, the polyamorous, as well as full-fledged swingers and other non-monogamists—with a tone that is uplifting, affirming, and most of all, relatable. The steps she lays out are useful for solo and partnered relationships, covering matters of intimacy, tips for role-play, BDSM as well as sexual etiquette. The information is laid out as a twelve step guide dubbed, “How to Release Your Inner Bonobo,” which she discussed as the keynote speaker of the Ecosexuality Symposium at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and as a guest of Honor at Domcon Los Angeles. The step-work includes strategies for awakening the dormant inner bonobo that is in each of us.
With anecdotes from Dr. Block’s journal, references to world news, politics, porn, ecological conservation and numerous cultures, reading each step pleasurable. Moreover, her personality squirts through the ink with each flip of the page. Throughout the book, Block’s narratives bring the concept of “peace through pleasure” to life as she contrasts the damaging effects of chimpish behavior to the restorative power of bonboesque sisterhood.
The overarching appeal of The Bonobo Way is that the message intersects with the values of ecological advocates, politicians, animal rights activists, military veterans, porn stars, sex therapists, radio hosts, feminists, dommes, as well as people across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. On a textual level, the book is an exploration in eco-feminism, with Dr. Block’s own environment of expertise highlighted: Her Bonoboville Speakeasy in Downtown Los Angeles, complete with a broadcast bed, lights, cameras, and plenty of action—you may recognize it from LA Weekly’s coverage of Eros Day X + Orgy for Obama.
Block’s bond to the bonobos is never far from the surface of the text; from a first introduction to the species while watching a PBS special in bed with her husband Max, to an inter-species meeting with Lana at the San Diego Zoo in Southern California (that’s them on the cover of the book!), Dr. Block’s advocacy to preserve the endangered bonobos who “empower the female” and “never kill each other” is reinforced as she cites their capacity for empathy, compassion, and sexual prowess. She reminds the reader that due to environmental encroachment, through poaching and war, this emotionally intelligent (EQ) species could face extinction. “Save the bonobos, Save the world” says she write in her 12th step.
As a piece of literature, The Bonobo Way is a multifaceted exploration into ecological advocacy and sexual self-help. The preservation of the bonobos and conservation of their bioregion is coupled with a call to action to repair our relationship with our “over-farmed and abused mother earth” (83). Block’s research and observations are comparable to that of Christopher Ryan Ph.D (Sex At Dawn / Tangentially Speaking) and Vanessa Woods (Bonobo Handshake), while the sexual anecdotes peppered throughout the text stimulate the senses without over-spicing the narrative for the reader. The fusion of both the ecological and the sexual is just one more reason why The Bonobo Way is an outstanding book.
Look, the book is not just an addition to your library or nightstand, it is an investment into your sex life. At 240 pages it is available in print and eBook– the latter includes full color photos. Other features of the book are Dr. Block’s notes, which vary from “hat tips” to writers and rock stars, to supplemental information on clinical and “scene” terms, as well as vital socio-historical references, all of which help the reader to better understand why humanity is in need of a new great ape paradigm. Lastly, for those inspired to take action, the appendix of The Bonobo Way provides a list of sites and organizations that are dedicated to helping the bonobos, and a list of zoos, reserves, sanctuaries where bonobos can be seen. #GoBonobos!
“This past spring, students at San Francisco State University took to the streets to protest severe cutbacks to the renowned College of Ethnic Studies, a first-of-its-kind program of its kind when it was established in 1968. Up to 40 percent of the school’s operating budget was on the chopping block, according to the San Francisco Examiner, and students and faculty were eager to push back against what one department chair described as “a backhanded way of dismantling the college…””
While Georgia O’Keeffe is known for her vividly erotic paintings of flowers, she is lesser known for her culinary skills. In this article Maria Rodale explores O’Keeffe’s Santa Fe studio including the garden and kitchen as well as her other residence, “Ghost Ranch.” A Tasty read: Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer.
“The Dr. Susan Block Institute offers a wide variety of services to its clients including possibly the world’s best phone sex therapy services available,” says Richard Leonard in ChatlineGuide‘s glowing Spotlight: Dr. Susan Block – Phone Sex Therapist. “Dr. Suzy, as she is often playfully called, is one of the world’s most intriguing and popular sex therapists today”…Whether you need to talk about Bisexuality Transgender Issues, Ejaculation Control, Taboo Desires, Relationship Conflicts, Fantasy Roleplay, Erotic Hypnosis, Cuckolding (in fantasy and/or reality), Submission or something special that you can’t talk about with anyone else, our Therapists without Borders are available 24/7. Call 213-291-9497. Speak with Dr. Susan Block or one of our other therapists. NEW to the Dr. Susan Block Institute “SEX CALLS” archives: Bisexual Problem From Hell.
“The Saga of Finger Magazine
By David Steinberg
Once upon a time, and not so long ago, there was that peculiar period of cultural history we now refer to, somewhat inaccurately, as The Sixties. It was a time that changed the American sexual landscape forever, no matter how much people now laugh at bell-bottoms. Political activism shattered reverence for the American Way of Life as tens of millions of people protested the illegal, immoral war in Vietnam…” READ MORE
Like blowing smoke clouds? Passionate about edibles? Join the 420 Pleasures group and contribute your articles, pix and stories. While some enjoy pleasure by the palm trees, others delight in 50 shades of green.
“So how do you actually finger someone right once you’re up there? Well, you’ve got to move slowly. Before an errant digit ventures inside, she needs to be properly wet and ready for you… and that means build-up.” READ MORE
Performers, musicians, authors, educators, kinksters, couples, trouples, artists and exhibitionists, chefs, actors, actresses, comedians, bloggers, and politicians, are encouraged to contact 310.568.0066, and become part of the “Greatest Sexuality Show on Earth.”
The Dr. Susan Block Show is a live broadcast from the BONOBOVILLE LAX, 15 minutes south of West Hollywood, and broadcasts LIVE LIVE LIVE every Saturday night. Doors open at 9:45pm, and show time runs from 10:30 until midnight Dr. Susan Block is author of the critically acclaimed book The Bonobo Way, and is Los Angeles’ own Mistress of the Airwaves.
Some of the things we talk about:
THE BONOBO WAY, SEX, FETISHES, SPANKING, GOLDEN SHOWERS, DONALD J. TRUMP, SEX WORK, SOCIAL JUSTICE, BONOBO CONSERVATION, PEACE THROUGH PLEASURE, SEX TOYS, POLITICS, PORN, LITERATURE, CANNASEXUALITY, PUNK ROCK, SQUIRTING, BDSM, CROSS DRESSING, CASUAL SEX, ROLE PLAY, ECOSEXUALITY, ENVIRONMENTALISM, BONOBOS, FOOD, CONSERVATION, MASTURBATION, SPLOSHING, GOLDEN SHOWERS, POLICE BRUTALITY, ECOLOGY, SEX, CINEMA, FETISHES, RELATIONSHIPS, EVENTS, MUSIC, SEX POSITIONS, MODELS, CANNABIS, SEX POSITIONS, TRANSEXUALS, AUTHORS, EDUCATORS, BOOKS, NEW RELEASES, APHRODISIAC MASTURBATION, LOVE, AND SO MUCH MORE!
Previous Dr. Susan Block Show guests include the late great Bettie Page, actor Danny Glover, actor/wrestler Dave Bautista, multiple AVN-award winners Bonnie Rotten and Axel Braun, Playboy centerfold Monica Monroe, Penthouse Pet of the Year Layla Sin, TV icon Ed Asner, rapper Too Short, Spearmint Rhino Mogul John Gray, comedian Jason Hadley, "Sushi Girl" star Cortney Palm, Goddess Soma and Fat Mike of NoFX, Sex at Dawn author Christopher Ryan, political commentator Abby Martin, pro-sex feminist Nina Hartley, burlesque star Dita Von Teese, DomCon founder Mistress Cyan, porn legend Ron Jeremy, and many more.
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“This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle’s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers.”
The high holiday of love is a capitalist’s fairy tale, concocted by Hallmark’s 19th century forebearers to increase greeting card
It stars Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who was arrested and condemned to death for unlawfully marrying young couples in pagan Rome. While imprisoned, Valentine healed his jailer’s blind daughter, who fell in love with the chaste priest. Before being executed on February 14th, he left the girl a farewell note (which she could now see, thanks to his saintly ophthalmology skills), signed, “Your Valentine.”
With nearly a decade of pro-domme experience, Mistress Jennifer is well versed in the art of spanking, cock & ball torture, as well as tease & denial role-play. Her specialties include enemas and electro-play, SHOCKING! For the tarts and tramps, she’s packs a strap on and knows how to wield a dildo to keep cross dressers, adult babies, foot fetishists in line. This bonboësque femdom is also a therapist with the Dr. Susan Block Institute, available for phone sessions (and by appointment). More…
“All across the world, powerful women are campaigning for change on some of the most fundamental human issues: gender and racial equality, access to food and water, environmental integrity, government accountability, and so much more.
Oftentimes, they put their lives on the line. All the time, they risk their reputations, their livelihoods, and their freedom.
Namaste Bonobos! This week’s theme is Yoga. Whether you’re into the fashion, the health benefits, or the social elements, yoga is an amazing tool to have on your belt in this journey we call life. From downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) to plank (Kumbhakasana) to tree pose (Vrksasana) and more, yoga is great for the body, mind and spirit. Highlighting this week’s theme is Janelle Monáe. You may recognize this actress and model from the acclaimed 2016 films Hidden Figures and Moonlight, but she is also an American recording artist and record producer, with her own imprint Wondaland Arts Society.
In her song “Yoga” she takes a side-step from AfroFuturism–a theme seen in videos such as “Q.U.E.E.N.” and “Dance Apocalyptic”– with a back to basics focus on the physical body. Regular yoga can improve your sex life, so why there wasn’t already an anthem is beyond my comprehension. #GoBonobos for Yoga
With Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer appearing in select theaters before the new Marvel film Black Panther, you can be sure that you will be hearing and seeing more of this electrifying Electric Lady in the days, weeks and months to come.
Featured Image: “Love Rainbow RawkStar PanSensual Orgiastic Naked Yoga at Bonoboville and Anywhere Forever!!!!!!!” with “Most Bonobo Couple” – Danièle Watts & Chef Be*Live | Photo taken by Erin McBeane (Gypsy Bonobo)
Yoga helps you become more acquainted with your body and what makes you tick— and the more intimacy you have with yourself, the better intimacy you can have with someone else, says NYC-based yoga teacher Kristin McGee, who works with celebs like Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, and LeAnn Rimes Cibrian. “The more aware you are of sensations and feelings, the more you feel and experience everything going on during intercourse,” she says. Striking a pose can also boost sexual confidence. “Yoga makes you more intimate with all the parts of your body and you cherish your body more, so you don’t have a lot of the insecurities that can hold women back in the bedroom,” McGee explains.
A bisexual conversation with Dr. Susan Block from the broadcast archives of The Dr. Susan Block Show. For current shows and other events, visit us athttp://drsusanblock.com. For more information, call us at 310-568-0066.
This is NOT a call with actual therapy clients; those are absolutely private and confidential. This is a caller on Dr. Block’s Saturday night live show.
Have questions about these topics? Need to talk privately? Call the Dr. Susan Block Institute at 213-291-9497. We’re available 24/7. Visit us:http://drsusanblockinstitute.com
“Make your own knickers with this collection of flirty, frilly pants from Delia and Erika at Flo-Jo Boutique. Sewing knickers is the perfect quick to stitch sewing project and this collection includes six different styles of handmade lingerie for you to choose from. It also includes graded patterns for UK dress sizes 8-22. Delia and Erika’s patterns have vintage appeal with their sweet retro styling and cute design features including ribbon ties and ruching. Choose from Liberty print briefs, lacy cotton pants, French knickers and stretch lace briefs, amongst others. There is even a pattern for how to transform a silk scarf into the perfect pair of knickers. Why not host your own knicker party with friends, wine and this collection of handmade lingerie sewing patterns? Includes graded patterns for all the knicker styles at 50% or you can download full size templates at the link featured in the book. Happy sewing!” Order now.
For even more recommended books, art, literotica, and much more, visit BlockBooks.com
☒ Lahaina, Hawaii
☒ Crowded parking lots
☒ Mount Shasta, California
☐ Oval Office of the White House
☒ Route 99
☐ Area 51?
Erinne Magee writes about her sexcapades and why she stopped having sex in public places in this article from the Washington post.
The bidding war is on and the item on the auction block is a “sparkly gold dress” worn by none other than adult film star, Stormy Daniels. While the actress has garnered mainstream attention from the media, the dress has captured the attention of Sin City’s Erotic Heritage Museum. The museum’s director, Dr. Victoria Hartmann, has stated that the museum is willing to pay $100,000 to obtain her gold dress.
Why so much for a dress? Well, according to Stormy, it was the gold dress she wore during her 2006 rendezvous with Mr. Donald J. “Grab ’em by the pussy” Trump. However, before the museum will pay for the dress, a forensic DNA test will need to be conducted to prove its legitimacy.
While some sex workers sell old nylons, panties, and shoes, Stormy’s dress may create a new market for those that enjoy sex with their politics. Or is that politics with their sex?
As part of my commitment to #GoBonobos in 2017, I thought I’d revisit The Bonobo Way 12 Steps from Dr. Block’s book, The Bonobo Way. The first step, “see the bonobos.” Enjoy this playlist of bonobos being bonobos:
“The Bonobo Way is a refreshing must-read for our times.”
—Dr. Patti Britton, American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Past President
Long before there were the hearts & flowers of Valentine’s Day, there were the whips & floggers of Lupercalia. Learn the real pagan story behind the heart, according to Dr. Suzy. WATCH NOW
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From Disney to backyards shows with Happy Hippie, Miley Cyrus is more than a television and music icon. To date she has graced countless magazine covers, appeared on many late night television shows, toured the world and agitated the airwaves with her expressions of sensuality, sexuality and self. This young musician has six studio albums, with multiple chart toppers, including “The Climb”, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “Can’t Be Tamed”, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” Her musical style vary transgressing multiple genres; pop, country, folk, and hip-hop.
“One big slice of cheesecake: Pin-up travels the long road from barracks wall to high art In the 15 years since TASCHEN released The Great American Pin-up, international interest in this distinctly American art form has increased exponentially. Paintings by leading artists such as Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Gil Elvgren that sold for $ 2,000 in 1996 are going for $ 200,000 and more today. Pin-up: drawings, paintings and pastels of an idealized female face and figure intended for public display, was produced between 1920 and 1970, for use on calendars, and magazine covers and centerfolds. The majority of original paintings were discarded by publishers and calendar companies after printing, making the surviving art that much more precious. Today it’s popularity is huge, and ripe for an equally huge and truly comprehensive collector’s edition.” Order now.
For even more recommended books, art, literotica, and much more, visit BlockBooks.com
Curious about oral sex? Have questions about how to maximum your partner’s pleasure? In this installation of Sex Calls, Dr. Suzy has her Vulva Puppet handy to talk about Cunnilingus with Cunningham & Al Goldstein. Ooh la la.
Hey Bonobos! The time has come for another song of the week! This week’s theme is hand-jobs. Highlighting this theme are comedienne duo Garfunkel and Oats, these two vent their woes about not knowing how-to give proper HJs with a lyrically tight, and comically campy rap, “I Don’t Understand Job.” From start to finish Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci’s are sure to have you laughing with their witty puns and pop culture references. In other songs they poke fun at blowjobs, pregnancy, and bisexuality, and dating, but here it is all about the handy J. Enjoy and #GoBonobos!
Their hour-long special, Trying To Be Special is now on Netflix
“Penthouse Variations on Quickies showcases the intense pleasures of quick sexual encounters. From five-minute frolics and almost fully-clothed romps to the passionate necessity of fast love to avoid unseemly situations, these stories of quick (but not lacking) sex from the salacious minds of Penthouse Variations magazine will leave you panting and ready for a quick tryst of your own.”
Catherine aka “The Anal Artist” is a punk rock renaissance woman renown for her innovative performances and professional creations. “I like to create shit” says Catherine, (Owner @electricSEXent ) one half of the @UnlicensedProfessionals duo this comedic vlogger, Lizard Queen is the Artist Manager for @TheDTEASE. Say hello to this Bonoboësque gal.
“‘Wow-wow-wild show!’ I had such a great time rocking out with all of you in the womb room! so much fun and freedom! thank you so much for having us Unlicensed Professionals and the Dtease!!!”
~Catherine Imperio‘s thoughts on Easter Eve DTEASE Res-Erection on DrSuzy-Tv!
“This is from a series that I’m making of functional art pipes that I’ve hand carved in exotic woods from photos that people have sent me. The vulva comes out and the bowl is where the vagina opens. I’ve mounted it on a painted board with the words “C’est une pipe” painted underneath in homage to Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.”.
The pipe itself is made of cocobolo wood and the base is maple. It is mounted on a painted wood board and framed. The pipe and base are 6″x4.5″x1.75″. The total framed piece is 16″x14″x2.75″
“A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles…””
A conversation with Dr. Susan Block from the broadcast archives of The Dr. Susan Block Show. For current shows and other events, visit us at http://drsusanblock.com. For more information, call us at 310-568-0066.
Whether you’re looking for a good time, or a extra hand, you can post on the Bonoboville Classifieds. Free for members, and just one of Bonoboville’s many features. #GoBonobos!
“This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life…”
“A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.
In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.”
V for Vendetta by(Illustrator) is a trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie!
Chances are you or someone you know has found sex, love or friendship online, and so it goes with LA’s queer women social scene. As theme nights and dedicated gay bars for queer women become an increasing rarity, LA ladies are taking the queer social scene into their own hands. Using social media as their platform, DIY event organizers have become the norm for queer women branching out from the West Hollywood scene. From friendly mixers and networking events to riot grrrl shows and raucous parties, here’s a list of organizers and events for LA’s modern day queer lady.”
“It’s no surprise that a fake-meat burger would feel obligated to sneak into famously carnivorous Chicago. And that’s exactly what Impossible Burger did last night, with a pop-up underground “meateasy,” or speakeasy for faux beef…”
Some of us think going to an amusement park and being chased by people dressed as zombies is a really fun way to spend a Saturday night.
Others think that sounds like torture.
So why do some people love to be scared, while others find it so frightening?
This post comes to us from Bonoboville User, @Max1943.
The Gorillaz have released a new album, and uploaded Andromeda (Bonobo Remix) Feat. D.R.A.M. to their Youtube channel. Give it a listen.
“Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D / P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.”
Hmmm, maybe it is time to rethink the whole “Netflix and Chill” thing…
“Halloween is just a week away, which means it’s crunch time for figuring out a costume. And when it comes to find the funniest, scariest, and best ones, it makes sense that trick or treaters and adults alike turn to Google. People ‘google’ so much that the search giant’s name has become a verb. Embracing this honorary eponym, Google Trends has released a trove of data that not only reveals 2017’s most popular Halloween costume in the U.S. (Wonder Woman), but also breaks ideas down state by state.
Tracking the best costumes using with up-to-the-minute search results, the Google Frightgeist tool can display the data in several ways. First, there are the top trending costumes, nationally, which as of this writing are…”
“Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of witch feminism” through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book addresses and illuminates contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more. Author Kristen J. Sollee elucidates the ways in which women have been persecuted for their perceived connection with witchcraft, and how they have fought back, harnessing the legacy of the witch for revolutionary means.”
“Do you dream of having spectacular sex? Can you imagine becoming an erotic virtuoso? Now it’s possible with the help of Sheri Winston’s groundbreaking new book!
Visionary yet practical, Succulent SexCraft offers a detailed road map to supercharging your erotic life and becoming sexually whole and empowered. With its wealth of ideas, practices and games, you’ll be able to access extraordinary pleasure, overcome challenges and learn to play masterfully with your inner ‘sexcraft’ toolkit. It’s your personal guide to developing a healthy, celebratory and ecstatic relationship with your sexuality.
We all have everything we need to have amazing sex. It’s right inside us. Few people know how to use these ‘sexcraft’ tools to their best advantage, though. It’s not something we get taught in school, right? Nor is it something we usually learn from our partners.
With Succulent SexCraft, you’ll get this specialized knowledge laid out in a clear and entertaining manner, along with lots of suggestions for sexy fun, illuminating ‘playshops’ and super-useful practices. Whatever level your sex life is at, no matter how happy (or unhappy) you are with it, Succulent SexCraft will help you take it higher.
Best of all, it’s written for everyone, singles and partners. Whatever your orientation or relationship status—no partner, one partner or lots of them—Succulent SexCraft will enable you to ramp up your sex life to extraordinary levels.
This isn’t one of those books ‘for dummies’—this is sex for smarties! Drawing from sacred sexuality traditions, modern sexology, holistic perspectives and a deep understanding of our wondrous anatomy, Succulent SexCraft offers a rich banquet of sexy games, fun activities and invaluable information. Plus, it’s lavishly illustrated with contemporary and vintage erotic art. Succulent SexCraft is a holistic, integral feast that will satisfy every part of you—heart, mind, body and spirit.
Here are a few of the many maps and models the book offers:
A sampling of the many games and practices includes:
Sheri’s last book, Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure won the coveted Book of the Year award from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Succulent SexCraft is a worthy successor. It’s the gift that keeps on giving—a lifetime of ecstasy.
With Succulent SexCraft, you get everything you need to turn up your turn-on and connect to your sexual power.”
Dr. Susan Block takes a call from Sara who is seeking relationship advice. Sara is in a relationship with a woman and is looking to “spicen” things up. After a few question about the relationship, Sara reveals that she is mostly in the closet– few friends and family members know about her partner, despite the fact that they live together. Dr. Block advises that Sara step out of the “stuffy” closet to relieve the pressure, especially if she would like to commit to that relationship.
To kick off Kink Month our song of the week is “The Kinkster,” words & music by Mark Will, arranged by [ai]. Enjoy this tasty tune with someone you love, even if that someone is you.
What’s your favorite kinky tune, Prince’s “Cream,” Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”, Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”…. something else?
Leave a comment and let us know what gets your heart throbbing and your juices flowing.
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.
“The Fetish Coloring Book” contains equal amounts of both naked women and men. It is a perfect gift for nearly every occasion, from Valentine’s Day, to bachelorette parties. Packed with over 50 images, it is a remarkable way to say “I love you” on Grandma’s birthday, your friend’s birthday, your mother’s birthday, your colleague’s birthday, and so on, and so on.”
“Sex in the animal kingdom can get pretty wild, as you can imagine. Here are 9 bizarre facts about how animals get down” says Carrie Weisman. Check out this insightful, and wildly entertaining article written by her. Read it online via Alternet and Salon.
Did you know that the San Diego Zoo has live-streaming cameras that enable you to watch some of your favorite animals? Its true! From pandas, to elephants to apes, the San Diego Zoo live cams give you an intimate look at these animals. Don’t see your favorite animal on this list? Contact the San Diego Zoo directly: San Diego Zoo: 619-231-1515 | San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 760-747-8702
“It’s hard to separate Donald Trump’s businesses from his politics. As a result, some are calling for a boycott of any company that sell Trump products.
Shannon Coulter, a brand and digital strategist, started the #GrabYourWallet hashtag in October following the publication of a leaked tape that showed Trump making lewd comments about women. Coulter used the hashtag to encourage people who were offended by Trump’s language and actions to boycott companies doing business with his family.
In the months since the election, she and other anti-Trump Twitter users have circulated a spreadsheet with retailers that do business with the Trump family. “
“Everyone does it; few admit it; now there’s a movie about it! “Sticky” talks candidly about what has been referred to throughout history as both a form of self-love and self-abuse. After being shamed as a child by fellow students for admitting that he masturbated, writer/director Nicholas Tana, interviewed over sixty sexologists, authors, religious figures, porn stars, and entertainers to understand what’s so wrong with masturbation.”
This documentary includes interviews with Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hartley, Larry Flynt, Keith Morris, Dr. Joycelyn Elders and more!
And also watch Dr. Susan Block’s LIVE interview with Writer/ Producer / Director, Nicholas Tana and Co-Producer Denise Acosta in Sticky in Bonoboville: RIP Hef & Masturbation Education.
“The never-ending fascination with 1970s New York night life takes a more tangible form at Night Fever, a temporary bar and gallery that opened last November at the Museum of Sex. Built around a photo exhibit of Bill Bernstein’s explicit black-and-white photos from infamous clubs like Xenon and Studio 54, the bar allows patrons to view the art while sipping cocktails and dancing to the disco beat…”
“Let’s face it, fantasy is usually a whole lot more interesting than reality…..”
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“BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91 years old.”
“Dita is the most popular model of today. Her distinctive style is a unique combination of retro glamor, pin-up and high-art eroticism, and always perfect down to the smallest accessories. She only works with the best photographers – Baker, Czernich, James & James, Weathers – and, combined with her clear vision of how she wants to look, the result is always 100% stunning and 100% Dita….”
“A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world…”
“In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observationsboth pre- and post-transitionto reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.
Serano’s well-honed arguments stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire.
In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today’s feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininityin all of its wondrous forms.”
“”What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?” is the funny and skeptical, yet genuine exploration of the Christian history they don’t teach in Sunday school. It finds humor, irony, and occasional insight amid the inconsistencies, absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out weirdness that too often passes for eternal truth. Like a history of religion as done by The Daily Show, it humorously explores the facts, the history, and the big ideas in an engaging and entertaining story. Pitting actual Scripture against pious propaganda, Thomas Quinn treks through chapter and verse of the New Testament, explores the sordid saga of medieval beliefs (including End-of-the-World panics and fights about what kind of stuff Jesus was made of), and reveals some of the shocking attitudes of America’s founders toward religion. It isn’t always pretty, but it’s usually good for a laugh. If war is too important to leave to the generals, religion is too important to leave to the preachers. Skeptics need evangelists, too.”
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar opens on a holiday — but a holiday no one in Shakespeare’s England any longer celebrated. Unlike Twelfth Night, Shrove Tuesday, Whitsuntide, or any other liturgical holiday of the Christian calendar, the Lupercalia was something no one in Shakespeare’s audiences would have had personal experience with, and we are even further removed from it today. But what correlations does it have to Tudor-era traditions and to our modern late-winter festivities? More than you might immediately guess.
So what is this strange Roman festival? Plutarch discusses the Lupercalia, held February 13th-15th, in his “Life of Romulus,” the first of his Twelve Lives. He describes it there as the Romans celebrated it early in the Republic, as a feast of purification, but also as a memorial to the she-wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus after their exposure in the wilderness. He gives the following description of the ceremonies:
Madame Margherite is a Fetish Specialist and the Animal Play Monarch. She makes Men & Women her Pets and puts them to work in her Role Play Events where they battle for glory. Do you wish to be her pet?
“I see so many beautiful people ashamed of who they are because of what society says we should be and that to me is a grand tragedy. As people we need to be strong and corageous so that those with a softer voice can be heard.”
This Sunday night, Sept. 17th, international sexologist, director of the Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences and Bonobo Way author Dr. Susan Block will be the featured guest on another sure-to-be fascinating Inner Journey on KX 93.5 FM with spiritual guide and veteran talk show host Greg Friedman in beautiful balmy Laguna Beach, California.
Tune in Sunday evening, September 17th, 7 pm – 9 pm PST (click “LISTEN LIVE” in the green box in the upper right to listen live) and call in: 949-715-5936.
“Greg Friedman is a great radio host,” says Dr. Block. “On this show, I expect that he and I will get into another deep sapiosexual two-hour conversation about sexual healing, The Bonobo Way; “12 Steps to Releasing Your Inner Bonobo; “Peace Through Pleasure” in Bonoboville; sex therapy with the Dr. Susan Block Institute; how to help save the highly endangered real bonobos from #extinction in the wild (donate to Lola ya Bonobo, Bonobo Conservation Initiative and The Bonobo Project, among other ways to help!); myths, facts and feelings about porn and porn stars (in prep for my talk on The Bonobo Way of Great Sex coming to Adultcon next Saturday); effects of sexual abuse on sexuality; kinky erotica on the Dr. Susan Block Show; hoka-hoka among bisexual bonobos and bonobo sapiens; monogamy, polyamory and being monogamish; ethical hedonism, Post-Trump Sex Disorder; war and peace; kegel yoga and the Holy Water of Female Ejaculation & much more! After the show, Capt’n Max and I will go to Mozambique for drinks, food and fun. Come join us if you’re in Laguna Beach (for info, call our office anytime at 310-568-0066 & ask for Harry Sapien) or just tune in this Sunday to KX radio.”
Make 2017 your Year of the Bonobo and get your copy of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure.
“The Pentagon has issued new guidance which temporarily allows trans troops to re-enlist in the military until it is determined how the controversial ban will be enforced….”
Because sometimes you need a little musical inspiration.
Sex soundtracks are tricky. If the songs are too cheesy (see: Barry White), all involved parties will erupt into giggle fits, promptly ruining the mood. If they’re too fast, you risk jackrabbit sex. So here’s a list of 36 songs to do it to, with a nice mix of downtempo jams for a slow, sensual bone and upbeat bangers for, you know, banging. Now go forth and get it on tonight, like Montell Jordan said.
“Between bands at a sold-out hardcore show at Portland’s Black Water in September, a crew of femmes gathered where the mosh pit had been moments before. Their T-shirts read like a list of demands:
The feminist punk collective No! to Rape Culture was there to give their community a workshop on sexual consent. Their mission: to rebuild space for women, femmes and non-binary folks in the hyper-masculine scene from which they’d often been alienated.”
“When it comes to talking about the best places to travel to as a swinger, there are many differences in opinions. There are three basic things to consider when choosing your sexual vacation: resort quality, price of the trip, and how erotic you want the experience to be. Each of the following options (in no particular order) will give you a different experience and as such, all are not for everyone. And so … pack up your luggage and here we go…”
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“A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman
Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Up until a few years ago, she still envisioned her sexual experience “eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center.” Like many people, she imagined herself disembarking, finding herself face-to-face with another human being, “and there we would remain in our permanent station in life: the future.”
But, as many of us have found, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated. Sexual experience doesn’t necessarily lead to a future of traditional monogamy―and why should it? Have we given up too quickly on the alternatives?
In Future Sex, Witt explores Internet dating, Internet pornography, polyamory, and avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility. She observes these scenes from within, capturing them in all their strangeness, ridiculousness, and beauty. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure.”
Originally sung by the Divinyls, an australian rock band, the song “I Touch Myself” is a self-pleasure anthem that has been covered by musicians across multiple genres. P!NK, Blondie, as well as the Genitorturers have all released their own covers of this erotic song. Additionally, it has also been used to promote breast cancer awareness, and has featured in popular film and television. Enjoy.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a self-portrait painter of Mexican and German descent . She was married to Diego Rivera and during her lifetime traveled throughout Latin America and the USA. In the years since her death she has a well established legacy as one of the great female painters of the modern era.
“When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. Mary McAuliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior.
The epicenter of all this creativity, as well as of the era’s good times, was Montparnasse, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, and tourists discovered the Paris of their dreams. Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse.
Paris of the 1920s unquestionably sizzled. Yet rather than being a decade of unmitigated bliss, les Années folles also saw an undercurrent of despair as well as the rise of ruthless organizations of the extreme right, aimed at annihilating whatever threatened tradition and order—a struggle that would escalate in the years ahead. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.”
“Entertainers were the first group of successful women to capture the public eye, taking to the stage in vaudeville and film and redefining their place in society. June Sochen introduces the white, African American, and Latina women who danced on Broadway, fell on bananas in silent films, and wisecracked in smoky clubs, as well as the modern icons of today’s movies and popular music…”
While the conversation about the education versus entertainment aspects of porn continue, Harriet Williamson’s interview with Erika Lust is something to consider. Erika lust astutely comments, “There’s no reason sex on film has to be presented as cheap or dirty. I think it’s worthy of artistic framing as any other grand human experiences.” This conversation highlights the intersections between feminists and pornographers….Read Now…
“I’ve been to swinger clubs. I’ve had threesomes. I’ve met people at clubs, bars, bookstores, professional networking events, concerts, and sports events, and had sex with them minutes later. I’ve had masters and Doms to serve sexually. It’s fair to say I’ve dabbled in almost everything. Until I met Mara, the one thing that was missing from my sex life was a true kindred spirit. I never had a female friend with whom I could, without hesitation, divulge all of my sexual exploits and in turn hear stories that matched mine. She and I met at a swinger party, and we’ve been friends ever since.”
Eva Giunto: Slut. Swinger. Sister. Mother. Daughter. Wife. Friend. Writer of sexy stuff. Follow me and maybe I’ll write about you.
“In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes,” writes Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times. “And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns…”
“Penthouse Variations on Quickies showcases the intense pleasures of quick sexual encounters. From five-minute frolics and almost fully-clothed romps to the passionate necessity of fast love to avoid unseemly situations, these stories of quick (but not lacking) sex from the salacious minds of Penthouse Variations magazine will leave you panting and ready for a quick tryst of your own.”
An insightful article about the politics of food justice and accessibility of Farmer’s Markets for people living in “food deserts” written by Anna Rohleder in Alternet.
HOT SUMMER READS: Penthouse Variations on Oral. This collection of stories is available in paperback, and is sure to get you tingling with delight. Enjoy these tales about going down, and give this pleasure read to someone you love– even if that someone is you.
Want more Oral Pleasures? Watch: Oral Pleasures with Layla Sin | Bonoboville Cut