Saturday, June 23, 10pm-12am
Fusion is an annual weekend-long sex and kink event that takes place at a scenic camp in rural Maryland. Bare! curator and host Jefferson will be among the sex educators presenting classes on sexuality, relationships and more. (Jefferson’s classes are G and P Spots: Thrills and Spills, Male Bisexuality on the Scene and Chewtoy: The Art of Erotic Biting.)
This year, Bare! will be joining the many events offered at Fusion. You must be registered for Fusion to attend this special festival show. There are spaces available but time’s a-wastin’! Join the fun by registering; save money by using the discount code “barestories.”
Bare! 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 these seasoned storytellers as they encourage you to try new things by recalling their own first tastes.
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Nayland Blake (Educator, Artist)
Lee Harrington (Educator, Shaman, Passion and Soul)
Dr Ruthie (Educator, Author)
Spycey Spyce (Spycey Buzz)
Special burlesque performance by Bambi Galore
. . . and more! More appearances will be announced on site.
. . . and you! You have a story of trying new things—perhaps stories made possible at Fusion. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.
And win! One lucky audience member will win Bare’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare! 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 the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.
Nayland Blake is an artist, writer and educator. Born in New York Hospital in 1960, he currently resides in Brooklyn. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Fred, London and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, and his work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the DeYoung Museum, among others. He has exhibited through out the United States and Europe. As a writer his work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook. He is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he co-curated, with Lawrence Rinder the exhibition In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art.
Bambi Galore is a six-year veteran of the performance art scene. Having taught and led courses up and down the East Coast, her main foci are in burlesque and drag identification, both male and female. She has won honors at drag, burlesque and queer pageants with her ability to connect with and electrify audiences. She is considered an invaluable resource for those learning about these art forms. Notable students have included Dolli Holiday, BooBoo Darlin’ and the Roman Mafia.
Lee Harrington is a passionate spiritual and erotic educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and published author and editor on human sexuality and spiritual experience. He is a nice guy with a disarmingly down-to-earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems and we deserve to examine the human experience from that lens. He travels the globe—from Seattle to Sydney, Berlin to Boston—teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, desire and more. Along the way he has been a brainy academic, a female adult film performer, a world class sexual adventurer, an outspoken philosopher, a long-time sexuality and faith blogger, a spirit worker and priest and an award-winning author and artist.
Hailing from Washington, DC, Dr. Ruthie is the author of The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty and has been sharing information on intimacy, pleasure, and sex toys at ExploringIntimacy.com since 2008. She splits her time between the academic world and the dark side as a professional sexuality educator with a taste for building community among sex-positive professionals. When she isn’t talking sex she enjoys vegetarian dining, red wine and massages, marathon napping and crochet.
Spycey Spyce is an “erotic edu-tainer” based in Asheville, North Carolina. She hosts the popular Spycey Buzz Radio Show, featuring special guests and frank, open talk about sex and sexuality. Her storytelling credits include an appearance at Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.
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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on the final Mondays of the month at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance at Fontana’s in Manhattan.