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NOVEMBER / ISSUE 6
Hello!

I've been very inspired by the educators and activists around me. There is so much going on in the world around me and it can be overwhelming, but there are so many people working together and doing their part to fight oppression and injustice.

Remember that Pleasure Pie is intended to be a community resource, so if you ever want to give feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your voice matters!

Karen Alicia
Pleasure Pie Intern
pleasurepie.org

P.S. We have a new section at the bottom of the newsletter for events that aren't related to sexuality but align with Pleasure Pie's mission. Check it out!
 
"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies and eaten alive."
 
Audre Lorde
11/02: FEMINISM: The Good, The Bad & The Sexy
1pm / Northeastern, Boston / Free!
Discussion on conflicting experiences of empowerment and exploitation within feminism.

11/02-03: CONFERENCE: Driving Change
Multiple Days / Boston, MA / $400
Two day conference about emerging issues and innovative approaches to domestic violence prevention.

11/03: DISCUSSION: Your Sexual Expression
7pm / Cambridge, MA / $0-5
If there was no possibility of judgment, what might your most authentic sexual expression look like? Explore this and other questions at Sex Positive Boston's monthly discussion group.

11/03: TALK: Sex, Gender & Justice
7pm / Northeastern (Boston) / Free!
Northeastern faculty members explore possibilities for "gender justice" today.

11/05: QTPOC: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death
7-10pm / Tufts U (Medford, MA) / Free!
Are neo-liberal ideologies about gender taking a toll on transgender refugees?

11/05: LEARN: Sex Positive Activism Workshop
8pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / $20-25
An interactive guide to figuring out how you can use your passion for sexual freedom to create real change, presented by Nicole Mazzeo of Pleasure Pie.

11/05: COMEDY: Naked Comedy Night
9pm / Improv Boston / $10
Nude comedians tell jokes. 18+, I.D. Required.

11/06: GALA: Champions for Change
6-11pm / Renaissance Hotel, Boston/ $200+
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center hosts a gala to celebrate influential advocates.

11/06: BURLESQUE: WTFQueerlesque
8:30pm / Midway Cafe (Boston) / $12
LGBTQ burlesque show hosted by the Skeevy Brothers. 21+.

11/06-08: TANTRIC: Venus Rising
Various Times / Watertown, MA / $350
A weekend focused on women's sexual empowerment, hosted by women, for women.

11/07: POLY: Lunch-Time Meet-Up
12:30-3:30pm / Medford, MA / Free!
Monthly meet-up for friendly polyamorous individuals looking for casual conversation.

11/09: LGBTQ: Theatricalizing Queer Politics
6-9pm / Boston Center for the Arts / Free!
Alan Bouville discusses his experiences in bringing LGBTQ issues to the stage. Ages 14-29. Registration Required.

11/10: GENDER: Two-Spirit Talk
6:30-8:30pm / Cambridge, MA
Sex, Gender & Sexuality in Historical and Contemporary Native America.

11/10: BI: Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men's Group
7pm / Fenway Health, Boston / Free!
A male-facilitated group for men who are bisexual or who think they might be.

11/10: LOVE: WTF (Whenever. Tonight. Forever.)
8pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / $20-25
Dr. Nagoski breaks down the science of trust, betrayal, love, lust, conflict and communication.

11/11: POLY 101: The Basics
7-9:30pm / Wilmington, MA / Free!
A safe-space/discussion group for new-to-poly people for support and resources.

11/12: FEMSHARE: Kinks
7:30-9:30pm / Cambridge, MA / Free!
A discussion on kinks and alternative sexuality.

11/12: SEXY: The Sextacular Show
9:30pm / Improv Boston / $12
"An evening of bawdy storytellers, burlesque beauties and side-splitting comedy" all to celebrate sexual diversity.

11/13: BDSM: Whacktastic!
7:30-9:30pm / Waltham, MA / $20
A guide to successful impact play, including the use of spanking, flogging, whipping, paddling and caning.

11/13-14: BURLESQUE: Mighty Fine Twenty-Nine
8-10pm / Club Cafe Boston / $15-20
Celebrate Dewie Decimator's 29th birthday with comedy, glamour and strip-tease. 21+.

11/14: PANEL: Let's Have "The Talk"
2:15-3:15pm / Harvard (Cambridge) / $15-35
A panel discussion exploring ways to creatively deliver sexual health resources and information to those in need of them, featuring Nicole Mazzeo of Pleasure Pie.

11/14: SWAP: Body Positive Clothing Swap
12-3pm / Pawtucket, RI / $0-5
Clothing swap for all shapes and sizes. Bring your own clothes to swap for free entry.

11/15: HEELS: Heels Styling Class
7-8pm / Cambridge, MA / $10
Learn how to feel sexy and confident in your heels. Dress comfortbly and bring water.

11/18: EDUCATION: Cranium Anatomy
4-6pm / Jamaica Plain, Boston / $30
Learn how to teach educational and engaging lessons about anatomy and sexual health.

11/18: KINK: Hit Me Baby One More Time
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
Crops, paddles, floggers and impact play for the formerly vanilla.

11/18: GALA: Rooted in Resistance Soiree
7:30pm / Hibernian Hall, Boston / $25-725
The sixth annual gala hosted by the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition to celebrate contributing members and activists.

11/19: CELEBRATE: Benefit for True Colors
6pm / Cambridge, MA / $50
The Out Youth Theater program works with LGBTQ youth and allies to create original performances based on their personal experiences.

11/19: TRANS: Trans Masculine Health
6-8:30pm / Fenway Health, Boston / Free!
Learn about reproductive health procedures and resources for trans masculine individuals.

11/19: THEATER: Sliver of a Full Moon
6:30pm / Cambridge, MA / Free!
Performance about the Violence Against Women Act and its impact on Indigenous women. Registration required.

11/19: DOCUMENTARY: "Growing Up Trans"
8pm / Belmont, MA / Free!
An intimate look at the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

11/20: KINK: Teasecraft Meet-Up
7:30-9:30pm / Somerville, MA / $0-5
Casual meet-up for kinksters interested in D.I.Y. toy-making and crafting.

11/20-22: LGBTQ: Transcending Boundaries
Multiple Days / Springfield, MA / $60-75
A conference on the LGBTQ community and the factions that remain frequently under-represented.

11/21: CAREER: Jumpstart Your Career In Sexuality
11am-2pm / Online / $50
An online course hosted by the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health.

11/22: BURLESQUE: Sassy, Classy & Brassy
6-8pm / Somerville, MA / $35
Learn the art of striptease from the ladies at Rogue Burlesque. Women only, 18+.

11/23: LGBTQ: Queer & A
6:30-7:30pm / Good Vibes, Brookline / Free!
"This workshop will divulge everything you want to know about queer sex, and maybe a few questions you were afraid to ask!"

11/24: INTIMACY: Stepping Into Ecstacy
7:30-10:30pm / Newton, MA / $40
An evening of playful movement, and intimate touch with a special holiday theme.

11/29: CONSENT: Consent is Sexy Makeout Party
7pm / Cambridge, MA / $0-5
A discussion and practice session of engaging in sexy and consensual fun with your mouth. More info coming soon!

11/30: LGBTQ: Speed Dating and Game Night
TBD / Brookline, MA / Free!
Casual fun for lesbians and other queer-identifying folks.
LOCAL FAVORITE
TOD@S Collaborative works to prevent relationship abuse towards LGBTQ people of color.
JOBS IN THE SEXUALITY FIELD!

STD Prevention Project Manager
@ Fenway Health


Health Educator
@ abcd

Sexual Assault Program Manager
@ Health Imperatives Inc.

Education Specialist
@ Harvard

Prevention Network Coordinator
@ J.R.I.

Sex/Relationships Educator & Internship
@ Partners in Sex Education

More jobs here!
PAID RESEARCH STUDY

Are you a mother with a daughter age 14-17? You can get paid to share your thoughts on young women & HIV! Call 617-927-6287 for more info.
KINKY EVENTS
There are so many munches happening that they need their own calendar. Find it here.
FREE & LOCAL RESOURCES

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers free counseling for survivors of sexual assault.

The Network / La Red provides support for people experiencing relationship abuse.

Planned Parenthood's Sexual  Health Counseling & Referral hotline is 877-686- 5772, option #3.

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

The Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund helps people with alternative sexual lifestyles.

 








Sex-Ed for an LGBT-Inclusive America?

by Casey Quinlan
SHARING IS CARING

Did you your seasonal fun include a costume that said "Screw you!" to sexism, rape culture, or other forms of oppression? Did you have a sexy, adult Halloween party with a bowl of free condoms, dental dams, or lubricant for your guests? We want to know about it! Share your stories and pictures* with Pleasure Pie!

*If you are sharing a picture of someone else's costume, make sure you have consent before sending it to us.
OTHER AWESOME EVENTS!

These are local events that aren't related to sex or sexuality, but they look so great, we couldn't NOT recommend them to you.

11/01:
Urban Male: Creating While Being Black in America

11/05: Missing Voices: The Erasure of Black Women in Black American Movements

11/26: National Day of Mourning
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