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Hello, friends!

How is your autumn going? Summer stayed with us pretty late this year, but it's finally cooling down. As the leaves change color, consider trying out new things while you browse this month's featured events!

Karen Alicia
Pleasure Pie Intern
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10/01: SEX WORK: The Legal Framework for Decriminalizing Prostitution
5-7pm / Cambridge, MA / Free!
This discussion on the Nordic Model for legal sex-work will be led Rachel Moran, who is an author, activist and sex-trade survivor.

10/01: FUNNY: Naked Comedy Night
7pm / Improv Boston / $10
Nude comedians perform live. "The best way to enjoy the show is to bring your friends, and don't tell them what it is."

10/02: LGBTQA: First Friday Happy Hour
5:30pm / Club Cafe / Free!
Boston Pride welcomes all to an after-work Happy Hour celebration.

10/02: TANTRA: Sexual Enlightenment: A One-Man Show
8pm / Arlington, MA / $20-30
Freddy Zental shares his life experiences with intimacy, sex and love.

10/03: LOVE: Rewrite Your Love Story
10am-6pm / Watertown, MA / $147
A workshop on powerful self-expression within friendly, business and intimate relationships.

10/03: BODY: Self-Care Saturday
2-4pm / Make Shift Boston / $5-10
The Boston Doula Project is hosting an afternoon of yoga, nutritional advice, herbalism and self-care.

10/03: WORKSHOP: Creating More Intimacy In Your Life
4-6:30pm / Belmont, MA / Free!
This mini-workshop offers tools for mastering intimate and meaningful connections.

10/04: TANTRA: Tantric Massage Workshop for Couples & Singles
2-6pm / Watertown, MA / $87
Learn to use massage as a way of increasing intimacy and sexual energy with a partner.

10/05: KINKY: Drag Bingo
6:30-9:30pm / Club Cafe in Boston / Free!
"Free bingo boards, baskets of giveaway goodies, and a whole lot of eyeliner." 21+, bring money for food/drinks.

10/06: PORN: D.I.Y. Porn
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Learn tips on finding ethical porn and creating your own pornography.

10/06: TALK: Sex Positive Boston Discussion
7pm / Cambridge, MA / Free!
The theme of October's discussion is sex & shame. Working on a sex-positive related project? Bring it for show and tell!

10/07: BISEXUAL: Bisexual Social & Support Group
7pm / Boston Living Center / Free!
Monthly support group for people who are pansexual, bisexual or bi-curious.

10/08: PERFORMANCE: Sextacular Show
9:30pm / Improv Boston in Cambridge / $12
A variety show that celebrates sexuality in all its forms. Acts range from Dancers to Improvisors to Sex Educators using Power Tools.

10/08: BOOKS: "The Sex & Pleasure Book"
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Book Launch party for the release of this sexual health/pleasure guidebook.

10/08: PERFORMANCE: Sex/Body/Self
7:30pm / Northeastern University / Free!
Tim Miller presents on gay rights, culture wars and artistic expression.

10/08: WORKSHOP: Top 10 Little-Known Facts About Sex & Pleasure
7:30-8:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Learn fun facts and trivia about sexual arousal, response, technique and anatomy from Dr. Carol Queen, Sexologist.

10/09: LGBTQA: "Makeover!" Art Reception
6-8pm / Subsamson (Boston)
Boston artists present pieces related to reshaping, modifying and updating the Self.

10/10-11: ZINES: Boston Zine Fest
12-6pm / Boston, MA / Free!
A celebration of zines & DIY culture. Check out the zine readings at 4pm on Saturday, featuring Nicole of Pleasure Pie reading a letter she wrote to her teenage self saying everything she wishes she knew about sex as a teenager.

10/11: ARTY: Dr. Sketchy's
2:30-5:30pm / Great Scott in Allston, MA / $8 to draw, $10 to hang
Dr. Sketchy's is the life drawing session you dreamed of in your deviously creative art school head. Hot models with wild costumes, sometimes genderbending antics. 18+, all skill levels welcome!

10/11: STYLE: Heels Styling Class
7-8pm / Cambridge, MA / $10
Learn to walk comfortably and confidently in your high-heels.

10/12: THEATER: It Doesn't End Here: Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion
6-9pm / Boston Center for the Arts / Free!
"Despite the whitewashing efforts of mainstream queer organizations, the history of queer protest and activism was not directed towards gay marriage as it’s ultimate goal." Ages 14 - 29. RSVP required.

10/14: ROUGH: Spank You Very Much
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Presentation on rough sex for beginners.

10/15: LGBTQA: "The Year We Thought About Love"
6pm / Cambridge, MA / Free!
Free screening/Q&A with director and cast of this film about the oldest LGBTQ youth theater in the United States.

10/15: QTPOC: "Celebrating QTPOC Love" Launch
6:30-8:30 / Make Shift Boston / Free!
Queer/Trans People of Color and loved ones are invited to this campaign launch party.

10/15: WORKSHOP: O Wow!: A Field Guide to Shaking Things Up in the Bedroom
8-10pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / $20-25
Writer and author Jenny Block shares tips on how to spice up your sex life.

10/16-17: FEMME: The Femme Show
8-10pm / Cambridge, MA / $12-15
A theatrial appreciation of femme-ininity.

10/16-18: PARTY: A Decade of Black & Pink
Multiple Days / Roxbury, MA / Free!
Celebrate 10 years of this LGBTQA prison-abolitionist network at Haley House Cafe.

10/17: BISEXUAL: Biversity Brunch
11:30am / Johnny D's in Somerville / Free!
Enjoy a lovely brunch with bisexual and bi-friendly people of all genders.

10/18: FASHION: Heels Styling Class
7-8pm / Cambridge, MA / $10
Learn to walk comfortably and confidently in your high-heels.

10/19: DANCE: Trans-Inclusive Dance Workshop
7-8:30pm / Boston Ballet School / Free!
A super-friendly workshop led by trail-blazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey. All skill levels welcome.

10/20: POLYAMORY: One is Not Enough
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
An introductory workshop on enjoying safe and consensual open relationships, polyamory and non-monogamy.

10/21: BISEXUAL: Bi Guys Social Night
6:30pm / Location TBD / Free!
A safe-space to relax and hang out for all self-identified "bi guys."

10/22: TRIVIA: Sex Trivia Night
8-10pm / Providence, RI / $10 per team
Sex Trivia with prizes and free condoms, lube and stickers for all participants.

10/22-25: THEATER: The Missing Generation
Various Showings / Roxbury, MA / $10
This dance-theater gives a voice to long-time survivors of the early AIDS epidemic.

10/23: BODY: "Does This Culture of Systematic Shame Make Me Look Fat?"
7-8:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Sex educators Adri and Natasha explore the intersections of body and sex positivty in the search of self-acceptance.

10/23: WORKSHOP: Secret Fantasies
8-10pm / Providence, RI / Free!
Learn about common fetishes and watch sex educators debunk common sexual myths.

10/24: PARTY: A Non-Ism Based Halloween
8pm / RSVP for location / Free!
A Halloween party against racism, colonialism, xenophobia and sexism! Culturally appropriative costumes will be turned away. Please bring a snack or drink.

10/25: PERFORMANCE: Birth Story Slam
7-9pm / Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge / $16
A story slam that places personal stories at center stage and challenges stereotypes of reproduction.

10/28: ANAL: Back Door Lovin'
8-10pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / $20-25
How can you have fun and safe anal sex? What's the p-spot? Find out from Kira Manser!

10/29: LDR: Long Distance Lovin'
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Long-distance relationships can be tough, but they shouldn't be sex-prohibitory. Learn tips for keeping your LDR sexy and fun.

Sex Therapist
@ Northampton Sex Therapy Associates

Bilingual Case Manager & Communications Manager
@ Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Program Assistant
@ Fenway Health

Education Associate
@ The Network/La Red

Communications and Development Associate
@ NARAL Pro-Choice MA

Community Health Educator
@ Planned Parenthood

Community Health Educator
@ Union Sq Family Health

Community Health Educator
@ Cambridge Health Alliance

Health Educator and Outreach Specialist & Network Coordinator
@ Justice Resource Institute

Prevention Educator

Retention Interventionist
@ Boston Medical Center
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There are so many munches happening that they need their own calendar. Find it here.

ASSAULT: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers free counseling if you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault.

ABUSE: The Network / La Red offers all sorts of free support for people experiencing relationship abuse, including advocacy, legal help, a support group, and more.

HEALTH: Planned Parenthood has a free Sexual Health Counseling & Referral hotline at 877-686-5772, option #3.

STI TESTING: Fenway Health offers free walk-in STI testing on Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm.
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