Conversio Virium is excited to announce its intention to start a regular publication in addition to its current activities as a space for meetings and sexuality-based educational presentations in New York City. The new publication is called the Conversio Virium Journal of Sexuality Studies.
Conversio Virium is currently looking for submissions of papers, articles, and essays on all topics related to sexuality, including but not limited to BDSM and kink. This will be an academic journal in line with CV’s goals of educating people about different ideas and practices of sexuality as well as providing a space for discussion about these ideas in an academic, peer-reviewed format, and is thus not the place to submit erotica. CV hopes to launch the first edition online sometime in the upcoming Fall semester of 2008.
The deadline for inclusions in this first edition is October 10th 2008, but papers may be sent at any time. Currently there is no set word or page limit for the submissions. Once the papers are received, they will be reviewed and edited by the current Secretary for CV and Editor of the Journal, Courtney. Submissions for the Journal should be emailed directly to Courtney as plain text within an email or as a file attachment in PDF format.
If you have any questions about the Journal, please direct them to Conversio Virium. We look forward to reading your submissions.
|June 1, 2008 10:00 PM||to||June 2, 2008 3:00 AM|
We just got wind of an upcoming private play party called Suspension, and it sounds like quite an interesting event:
The creators of AVN After Party, Las Vegas, Mike B and Kelley Dane present, a Powder coated productionâ€¦â€¦
A private play party.
A night of a thousand kisses, a night of a thousand lashes, when reality falls away and you take flight. Weightless above the earth, you are the breath that stills between intakes of air, the time that exists outside of time, the complete absence of preconception. Reason halted, mystery divined, a celebration of sensation, altered, clarified. Welcomed, you drift high, surrounded by creatures, playing, spinning, dancing, beautiful creatures just like you – suspended.
Sunday June 1, 2008 10 pm tillâ€¦.
Habbi Hookah Lounge
198 Ave A between 12th and 13th Street Manhattan
$7.00 creatively dressed. $15.00 to the mundane. $2.00 discount for students.
A private anything goes play party devoid of judgment and preconceived notions. No cameras, no stage performances, no fans.
Full bar, hookah service, and open kitchen. 21 and over.
Contact Kelleydane@gmail.com with inquires.
All proceeds go to support the party.
|June 1, 2008|
|3:00 PM||to||5:00 PM|
Check this out if you are interested in finding out more about LSM and becoming a member:
Mark your calendars now! In order to be a full member of the Lesbian Sex Mafia, you must attend one of their Safety & Orientation workshops. This workshop ensures that the entire membership has a common understanding of BDSM and will be able to uphold our basic tenets of safety, consensuality, confidentiality and the right of women to explore their sexuality as they choose. Whether you are an experienced player or a newbie to the scene, please join LSM for Safety & Orientation â€” and fulfill this important membership requirement! For more information, please contact our Membership Coordinator at LSMNYC@hotmail.com.
Where: The LGBT Center at 203 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Please show up ON TIME. Latecomers will not be admitted!
Can’t make it to this workshop? Don’t worry – LSM will be conducting future safety and orientation workshops on the first Sundays in September and November.
|May 22, 2008|
|6:45 PM||to||9:30 PM|
KinkyJews is holding another event.
Tsaurah Litzky, Matthue Roth, Lainie Speiser, Albert Stern and P.K. with Special Musical Guest Avi Fox-Rosen.Readings begin promptly at 7:15pm, so get there before then!
LOCATION: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St. at 2nd Ave., New York, NY
Check out http://www.kgbbar.com.
OPEN TO: All
|August 15, 2008 5:00 PM||to||August 17, 2008 8:00 PM|
As I’m sure a number of you will remember from last summer, CV was heavily involved with the first year of this event, and made up a formidable population of our own at the festivities. We volunteered, presented, and all-around had an amazing time. For those of you who would be interested in joining us again this year or for the first time, check out the Floating World site for more information.
Should you be interested in going to The Floating World and volunteering (thereby also saving on admission fee), then you should email email@example.com in order to get on the volunteers list. It totally does not keep you from enjoying the rest of the convention. We’re not yet sure of how many hours of work are involved, but last year they said 12 and wound up giving everyone only 8. Make sure to mention that you’re with Conversio Virium!
|July 4, 2008 6:00 PM||to||July 7, 2008 8:00 PM|
They missed last year, but this year they’re planning to be back bigger and better! TESFest is The Eulenspiegel Society‘s (mostly) annual BDSM extravaganza, an event loaded with educational workshops, playtime, and lots and lots of interesting personalities! Check out the TES Fest website for more details.
Should you be interested in going to TesFest for cheaper, then consider emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer at the events and get on the volunteer’s list. Volunteering for 12 hours of work gets you free admission to the entire event.
|June 24, 2008|
|8:00 PM||to||10:00 PM|
Check out this upcoming event from TES:
Does the thought of struggling for air excite you? Does the idea of holding someone by the throat turn you on? Have you heard about “breath play” but considered it too dangerous or simply didn’t know enough about it? Sir Barry explains what breath play is and how to do it safely. This event is open to all.
260 W 36th Street 3rd floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues @ 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm.
|May 24, 2008 10:00 PM||to||May 25, 2008 3:00 AM|
As listed on the promotional material:
$15 bucks before midnight
for exact location call 718.789.4053 or
Voyeurs & Experienced Players Always Welcome
Women and Transgendered Only
No CD’s No TV’s
Slings ~ Bondage Bed ~ Live Sex ~ Hot Porn ~ Medical Room
~ Shower ~ Kiss ~ Watch ~ Play ~ Flirt ~ Fuck ~ BYOB
for more info:
or call 718.789.4053
|May 16, 2008 11:00 PM||to||May 18, 2008 3:00 AM|
SWITCH returns to Paddles this month:
the all new monthly
in a room of our own
behind closed doors
EVERY 3RD FRIDAY
($5 for LSM members)
MAT FOR WRESTLING! BOY FOR BOOTBLACKING!
No experience necessary. No participation required.
We won’t beat you up unless you ask for it.
PADDLES 250 W. 26TH STREET
(enter through parking lot side door facing 8th Avenue)
|May 3, 2008|
|1:00 PM||to||11:55 PM|
Thanks to an email from Richard Cordage, one of the new TES-TNG Co-Facilitators, we at CV can bring you information about an exciting upcoming event being hosted not by TES but by Niuka Dragon Stables of which the owner, Reina Darkness, recently held a pony play workshop for TES also. Below is the information for how to register and attend:
Last chance to register for our Pony Romp in the Park event in Central Park, New York City, Fri â€“ Sat, May 2-3, 2008! Click here to register and go to their website to find out all the details of the Romp.
The $45 event registration fee includes the Friday Field Trip with discounts at Purple Passion, the Round Up at the Pony Romp Headquarters, Romping the Park including a cross-country trot down the Ravine and the opportunity to run (or ride) the famous NYC Central Park Bridle Path, pony watering and PG grooming by The Pool, a catered BBQ feast back at HQ, and the Private Pony Play Party!
Please contact us if you have questions or need more information.
I can’t wait to see our ponies under the Central Park Cherry Blossoms!
Niuka Dragon Stable
|May 17, 2008 10:00 PM||to||May 18, 2008 5:00 AM|
As listed on the SPAM party web site:
Admission: $10 women/trans $20 men
student’s 18-22 w/valid id FREE!!
Doors close at 2am.
Call for exact location 718.789.4053
Brooklyn’s Nastiest Queer Party!
Mandatory Pants Check Down To Your Underwear!
New expanded space! New equipment!
**NO HETEROSEXUALS ALLOWED** NO SMOKING **
**Other New Rules to Maximize your Fun and Keep It Safe**
Bklyn’s Hottest Sex Party for the entire LBGT community
BYOB~~Hot Music~~WOMEN/TRANS ONLY ROOM~~Queers Only!
Safety’s name of the game with our SPAM quality control experts who
circulate in order to maximize your nasty fun.
For more info and party location please call 718-789-4053
check out spam party at their website
If you have questions, please email Red@submitparty.com
|May 14, 2008 9:30 PM||to||May 15, 2008 1:30 AM|
We at CV are so happy to announce that Grapple Den, an awesome-looking wrestling party taking place on a regular basis, has approached us to spread the word and find more people to wrestle with. Check out the Grapple Den website for any and all information regarding news and events. Here’s a brief intro of their club, and the info for their next party:
About The Grapple Den Wrestling Party:
NYC’s Sweaty Underground Fetish Fight Club
@ Tagine. 537 Ninth Ave (@40th St)
Underground wrestling, competitive grappling, and physical domination at it’s finest, brought to you by the Grapple Den Association for Recreational Violence.
Come to the neutral meeting ground for pro session wrestlers, fetish wrestlers, and grappling hobbyists.
Watch wrestling performances, come play, come enjoy the straining bodies in action. View a variety of matches as you recline on our couches and enjoy a drink or two. We have female vs female and mixed matches taking place all evening. Male vs male matches take place after midnight.
For you voyeurs, we have *both* ring-side couches and dark corners where you can sit and observe the action.
Our Next Party:
Grapple Den Wrestling Party
May theme = Tribal
Stay tuned. Note that Grapple Den events are all-inclusive unless otherwise noted for specific purpose. Men, women, straight folks, gay folks, trans folks, wrestlers, spectators, young, old, tall, small, and so forth, all are welcome. You just need to sign our liability waiver if you want to wrestle.
All play must be safe, sane, and consensual.
|May 15, 2008|
|7:00 PM||to||9:00 PM|
The beautiful and talented Barbara Carrellas continues with her amazing Tantra workshops all around the city.
Catch her while she’s still in town!
In this workshop you’ll learn Tantric techniques for building and sharing sexual energy with a partner. Simple techniques such as conscious touch, breath, and movement can expand our concept of gender roles, help us transcend fears of intimacy, and enable us to build and share enormous amounts of sexual and spiritual energy and power. Come and learn how to transform your touch into an energetic exchange of love and bliss.
Note: Please attend this workshop with a partner. That partner can be a lover, a friend, or someone you just met. There will be no nudity or explicit sexual touch. Single attendees will be paired at the workshop, with consent, of course. All genders and sexual preferences welcome.
The workshop will take place at:
65 West 55th Street, Suite 7C
New York, NY
$35. Reservations: sensualshaman@gmail or 646-460-9397.
|May 4, 2008|
|8:00 PM||to||10:00 PM|
Head down to Babeland’s Mercer Street location for another workshop hosted by the lovely Barbara Carrellas about her Urban Tantra techniques. For more information regarding this event, please contact Babeland directly at (212) 966-2120, or visit Babeland Events.
Barbara developed Urban Tantra as an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sex practices ranging from Tantra and Tao to BDSM. The result is a hot and healing brand of sex for the 21st century sensualist.
On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated rather than repressed. In other words, when other spiritual practices say no, Tantra says a great big YES. Tantra is not only a sexual practice, it also is a sensuous way of life and path to spiritual growth. In this workshop, you’ll learn Tantric techniques for intense full-bodied orgasms, amazingly deep, heart-centered connections (with a partner or with yourself), and the bliss that comes when your spiritual and sexual paths are one.
We’ll practice techniques and exercises that can help you to:
- Discover your top ten turn-ons
- Open your senses and develop your sensuality
- Unleash your orgasmic energy
- Attract your ideal lover
- Create and practice self love
- Celebrate pleasure, vision and ecstasy
This evening is instructional, and respects personal boundaries. All genders and sexual flavors are welcome.
|May 13, 2008|
|7:00 PM||to||10:00 PM|
Pleasure Salon hosts an exciting book launch party! About this upcoming event:
In honor of our connection to Tristan Taormino, whose visionary work inspired the Pleasure Salon, we invite you to join us at Mark, Patricia and Tristan’s joint Book Launch Party, at the Happy Ending Lounge. For the book party, please RSVP by emailing email@example.com.