bare1Friday, August 29, 7-9pm, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our wide-eyed storytellers on a night of surprises:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Lynn Bixenspan

Carolyn Castiglia

Charlie Gaeta

Üla Überbusen

Jessica Valerio

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse and Wizard Entertainment and a whole bunch of ad campaigns, including Viagra, which is the least funny thing she’s ever done.   She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award, but isn’t sure if she’s emerged yet. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up around town. Her one-person show, Unmolested?, recently appeared at the Plus One Theater Festival. Most importantly, Joss Whedon follows her on Twitter, so you should, too.

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian, television personality and writer. She appears regularly as a talking head on HLN, and has made many memorable cameos on cable networks including VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, Food and more. You may have seen her as NickMom’s Ultimate Sports Mom, or in her recent appearance on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE. Carolyn has been making web content since 1949, but highlights include essays on Jezebel and Babble, as well as appearing in and singing on The Key of Awesome parodies that have millions and millions of hits. She lives with her incredible daughter in Brooklyn.

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta has been a comedian for over ten years in the city. He has written for the Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, the New York Friars Club Roast and had a sex diary published in New York Magazine.

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Üla Überbusen

“Beautiful Weirdo, Professional Shitshow” Üla Überbusen is an award-winning burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele strummer, teacher and professional actress based in New York. She produces and hosts Victrola Burlesque, Tainted Cabaret at The Slipper Room, and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. When not on stage performing theater and burlesque, she teaches her Storytelling through Burlesque workshops to aspiring performers. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the New York School of Burlesque.

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Jessica Valerio

Jessica Valerio is a comedienne, trans-activist, Jewess who has recently performed at the Magner’s International Comedy Festival in Singapore. She’s new to story-telling unless you count all the lies she tells her mother. She’s non-kosher, single and desperate. Call her.

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Sunday, August 3, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our ever-attune storytellers as they tell tales of miscues:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Gwen (Sex-Positive Story Slam)

Nikki Black (House of Black)

Mike Fenn (Comic)

Vickie Fernandez (Comic)

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman (Writer)

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Gwen

Gwen

A Philadelphia native, Gwen started telling stories in Seattle, where she founded the Sex-Positive Story Slam and performed at the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. Back in her hometown, she’s shared stories at Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance and The Erotic Literary Salon.

Nikki Black

Nikki Black

Nikki Black is a Philly-based comedian and reigning fan-fiction champion. She is best known locally for her “Ghost Boners” set and running the only steampunk comedy show in the city, House of Black, at the Adrienne theater. Her comedy goes beyond simple one-liners, foraying into personal anecdotes and blurring the lines between cute and morbid, absurdity and realism, poetry and stand-up. She has been featured all over the city, including at Helium Comedy Club and the Philly Improv Theater. She has performed in various comedy festivals, including the She-Devil Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and has opened for the likes of Mike Lawrence and Kevin McDonald. You can also catch her on the feminist comedy podcast Wait, Wut?

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a storyteller, writer, zinester and aspiring stand-up comedian. He has written for online publications such as retro-daze.org, Geekadelphia, and the Daily Dot. He is well-liked among such celebrities as William Shatner, Tom Hanks, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Christopher Lloyd, all of whom have said “Nice to meet you” while shaking his hand. A self-professed geek, he has blogged for anime, comic book, video game, and Internet culture conventions up and down the East Coast. Send all comments, questions, pizza orders, and Paypal donations to mikefenn333@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @mikecovers.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Thursday, July 24, 8:30-10:30, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers on a night of wild-carding:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Selena Coppock (The New Rules for Blondes)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

Hillary Rea (Tell Me A Story)

Dan St Germain (Bad At The Good Times)

Musical guest Rob Paravonian

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer and storyteller based in New York City. She recently published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (It Books/HarperCollins), a collection of essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. Her writing has also been featured on xoJane, The Huffington Post, TheFrisky, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Her storytelling abilities have been showcased on stages throughout New York and Boston, including RISK! (live show and podcast), The Soundtrack Series (live show and podcast), Stripped Stories and The Moth StorySLAM (where she tied for first place with her “After Hours” story in March 2011).

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City, books comedy for The 92YTriBeCa, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, SXSW Comedy, Risk!, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and given speeches at SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, venues and events.

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian is a comedian and musician whose clever lyrics and catchy songwriting have created fans across the globe. Rob, once called a “deranged bastard child of Tom Lehrer and Joan Baez,” has performed throughout the U.S., he recently appeared on Dutch Television, and his videos have been posted everywhere from The Onion A.V. Club to the Wall Street Journal.

Hilary Rea

Hilary Rea

Hillary Rea is a comedian and storyteller, and the host of the storytelling shows Tell Me A Story and Fibber. She is a recent Moth StorySLAM winner and was just published in Painted Bride Quarterly. She was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.

Dan St. Germain

Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “Ten Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top Ten Great Underrated Comedians, and Time Out New York chose him as their “Comedy Break Out” of 2013. Dan’s Comedy Central special The Half Hour hit the airwaves earlier this year, and he’s now busy developing his own show on FOX. He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, We Love the 2000′s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a SuperBowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. Dan’s first album, Bad at the Good Times, is forthcoming from aspecialthing Records and he was on @Midnight on Comedy Central and the Adam Carolla show in May. Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

 

bare1Sunday, July 6, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers as they tell tales of trials and tribulation.

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman (Writer)

Lisa Kirchner (Hello American Lady Creature)

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Lisa Kirchner

Lisa Kirchner

Lisa Kirchner is the author of the recently released Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. She was once simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian newspaper. She lives in New York City.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

bare1Friday, June 20, 7-9pm, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers as they tell trying tales of trying time and again:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Kate Greathead (The Moth)

J. LaLonde (Word Thug)

Diana Spechler (The Moth)

Musical guest Mindy Raf

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! One lucky person will win our sex-toy raffle courtesy of My Secret Luxury.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Kate Greathead

Kate Greathead

Kate Greathead is a four-time Moth StorySLAM champion. Her work has been featured on the Moth Story Hour, the Risk! podcast and The Hairpin.

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde has been on the radio since he was sixteen years old. He’s been heard in Southern Oregon, Eugene, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Palm Beach, The Keys and Knoxville. His show’s guests have ranged from Presidents and rock stars to Oscar-winning actors and Hall-of-Fame athletes. He’s considered one of the youngest major-market morning show hosts in radio history. LaLonde currently operates Man Speaks Noise, a voice-over studio in New York which records audiobooks, radio, TV & digital campaigns world-wide. He is also a national touring comedian and just completed his first European tour. He filmed his first stand-up DVD at The Historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN in 2011. You can see him on ION TV where he co-writes and co-stars in Investigating Greatness. He currently writes for WORD THUG from Brooklyn.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedy performer, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and grew up in a suburb of Detroit right around here (visualize the bottom of your left thumb. Mindy has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network, and was a contributor to the My Parents Were Awesome anthology. She plays guitar, autoharp, and loves interpretive dancing in the privacy of her own apartment. Her first novel The Symptoms of My Insanity (Dial/Penguin) was just rereleased in paperback.

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is the author of two novels, Who by Fire and Skinny. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Esquire, Slate and elsewhere. She is a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner whose stories have been featured on The Moth podcast and The Moth Radio Hour.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! returns Thursday, July 24 8:30pm with guests Selena Coppock, Kambri Crews, Hillary Rea, Dan St Germain, more!

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

 

bare1Sunday, June 8, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers as they tell tales of discovery:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Vickie Fernandez (Comedian)

Jaime Fountaine (Toiling and Obscurity)

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman (Writer)

Jimmy Viola (Five Star Smash)

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

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Jefferson (Photograph by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine is the creator of the Toiling and Obscurity reading series and the Second Stories storytelling show. Her fiction has appeared in PANK, Monkeybicycle, and 3:AM magazines

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman grew up in a weird little town in the Pine Barrens. She is a writer and storyteller living in Collingswood, NJ. Alanna is pretty sure she missed a very important day of school as a child, where everyone else learned something very important. As a result, she has spent every day since one step behind and slightly confused.

Jimmy Viola

Jimmy Viola

Jimmy Viola is a stand-up comic. Born in Queens, raised in the Poconos and currently living in Philadelphia, Jimmy is the creator and co-host of Five Star Smash, a variety talk show.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

bare1Friday, May 16, 7-9pm, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers as they tell tales of discovery:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Charlie Gaeta (Comedian)

Kevin T. Phillips (Encyclopedia Show)

Cassie J. Sneider (The Worst)

Musical guest Jessica Delfino

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! One lucky person will win our sex-toy raffle courtesy of My Secret Luxury.

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Jefferson (Photograph by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

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Jessica Delfino

Hailing from a small town in coastal Maine, Jessica Delfino grew up with the characters from Stephen King’s novels as her neighbors, and thus, today is a quirky, critically acclaimed pop musician who sings songs mostly in the key of strife, usually with a sense of humor to them. Catch her at the annual New York Funny Songs Festival May 29-31.

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Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta has been a comedian for over ten years in the city. He has written for the Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, the New York Friars Club Roast and had a sex diary published in New York Magazine.

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Kevin T. Phillips

Kevin T. Phillips is a comedian and storyteller by night and an IT professional by morning and most of the afternoon. Hailing from quaint Spring Hill, Kansas, Kevin builds on his Midwest upbringing and endless fascination with yelling. Kevin can be seen performing across various venues all over the DC/Baltimore area. Kevin also co-produces the Encyclopedia Show DC at the Woolly Mammoth and likes to spend his free time sleeping upright.

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Cassie J. Sneider

Cassie J. Sneider is a cartoonist and the author of the life-changingly hilarious memoir Fine Fine Music. She is the creator of a monthly storytelling series called THE WORST! where writers, musicians and other weirdos tell funny stories about bad dates, roommates, and jobs. She is also the host of live band karaoke at Arlene’s Grocery every Monday night and life partners with a thirty-five pound pug.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance is monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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