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Have you been enjoying the summer weather? Things are cooling down, but there is still lots of fun to be had as summer wraps up. Check out these upcoming events for August and September 2015.

Karen Alicia
Pleasure Pie Intern

8/23: TALK: Black LGBTQIA People Not Holding Back
3-5pm / YWCA, Cambridge / Free
A space for LGBTQIA POC to share life experiences and explore ways to embrace our differences to advance the Black Liberation Movement. People of color only.

8/26: ROUGH: Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibrations, Brookline / Free
Explore basic techniques and positions for bringing a little roughness into your sex life, plus tips on communication and safety.

8/27: TRIVIA: Sex Trivia Night: PVD Edition
8-10pm / Providence, RI / $10 per team
The CSPH hosts their monthly trivia night. Participants receive fun goodies and the winning team will take home a prize!

8/28: ANAL: Amazing U: Bringing Up the Behind
8-10pm / Providence, RI / Free
This class helps you harness the power of solid sexual techniques with medically accurate information for safe, incredible, and fun anal adventures.

8/29: KINK: Fetish Fair Fleamarket
11am-5pm / Best Western Hotel, Marlborough / $10
The FFF is the largest leather/fetish event in New England. It brings together about a hundred top vendors and craftspeople, with over 3000 attendees from many states.

8/30: BURLESQUE: Sassy, Classy & Brassy
6pm / Arts at the Armory, Somerville / $35
Burlesque for beginners! Wear an outfit in which you feel sexy--something you'd like to remove. Women 18+ only.

9/03: FILM: "UnSlut: A Documentary Film" Screening
7pm / Regal Fenway Stadium, Boston / $12
A one night only screening of a new documentary about slut shaming. We need to sell 78 tickets by 8/26 for this event to happen, so invite your friends!

BURLESQUE: Introduction to Burlesque 1
7:30-9pm / Allston / $25
The is the first of a 4-part course on Burlesque for beginners where you will gain the building blocks to create your own fun and flirty dance routine. The four weeks includes discussion of topics like music selection, the art of costuming, and performing for an audience.

9/05: POLY: Poly Lunch: Tasty, Accessible, & Friendly Conversation
12:30-3:30pm / Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Medford / Suggested $10 for lunch
This is a friendly lunch outing for Boston-area polyamorists looking to get involved with the polyamourous community.

9/06: KINKY: Connective Rope Bondage Lesson
2-5pm / Location TBD / $2

Many classes cover the technical skills required to be a successful rope top and/or bottom. MsNaughtyEm’s class on connective rope bondage instead focuses on adding emotional intimacy to a scene.

9/08: BISEXUAL: Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men's Group
7-9pm / Fenway Health, Boston / Free
A male-facilitated group for men who are bisexual or think they might be, meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

9/09: POLY: Women's Queer Polyamorous Meet-Up
7pm / Blue Shirt Cafe, Somerville / Free
This discussion group has been meeting for over 10 years! Open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

9/10: SEXY: The Sextacular Show
9:30pm / Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge / $12
A variety show celebrating the diversity of sexual expression. This month's focus is on erotic art and spoken word.

9/12: BURLESQUE: Lucky 13 Amateur Competition
7:30-9:30 / Club Café, Boston / $10 in advance, $15 door
13 contestants perform solo burlesque acts to an adoring audience. Support the brave newbies as they shake, shimmy, and strip their way into your hearts.

9/13: BISEXUAL: Tea w/ Bi Women Partnered w/ Men
2-4pm / Somerville / Free
A space for bi women in relationships with men and non-binary individuals to share experiences, form community, and drink tea! Hosted by BIWOC. RSVP required.

9/16: BISEXUAL: Bi Guys' Social Night
6:30pm / Location TBD / Free
A casual outing for self-identified bisexual men to socialize in a safe, nonjudgmental space.

9/17: DRAG: Drag Bingo!
7pm / Cranston, RI / $20
"This ain't your grandma's BINGO!" The theme is back-to-school and prizes are awarded for best outfit. 18+.

9/18: ORAL: Amazing U: Fabulous Fellatio
8-10pm / Providence, RI / Free
Learn the art of giving head with experienced sex educator Kira Manser. All genders welcome. No skirts, please!

9/19: PARTY: An Affair to Remember
6-9pm / Providence, RI / $35-150
Celebrating 5 years of education at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health. Art exhibit, silent auction, live music, food & drink!

9/20: KINKY: Mob Monthly Event
2-4pm / Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline / $10
Mob New England is a group for anyone who identifies as a woman or as non-binary to connect with other kinksters. Topic TBA.

9/23: BISEXUAL: Celebrate Bisexuality Day
6:30-9:30pm / Boston / Free
Come celebrate bisexuality with friends and allies! They're looking for event volunteers.

9/24: TRIVIA: Sex Trivia Night: PVD Edition
8-10pm / Providence, RI / $10 per team
The CSPH hosts their monthly trivia night. Participants receive fun goodies and the winning team will take home a prize!

9/25: TRAUMA: Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor
8-9pm / Arts at the Armory, Somerville / $15
This show utilizes an innovative mix of storytelling, audience participation and improvisation to spark a real-time discussion on the impact of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors.

9/29: CAREER: Becoming an Effective Relationship Counselor Course
12:30-2:30pm / Newton / $650
A research-based training for therapists to increase your effectiveness in working with relationships, packed with tips, techniques, and resources. By sex and relationship therapist Eric Albert.

JOB OPPORTUNITY Community Health Educator, Somerville, MA
Hint: This is code for "Sexual Health Educator"
The Transcending Boundaries Conference looks like it's going to be awesome! So many relevant workshops.
November 20-22, 2015
Springfield, MA
A shameless celebration of sex + art out of Austin, TX.
The People of Kink Podcast creators want to interview YOU!
Get a $10 gift card for getting tested for HIV (Chinatown)
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.

LGBTQ+: B.A.G.L.Y.'s walk-in clinic is open from 4-7pm, Monday - Thursday @ 14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

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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