Friday, October 05, 2007

Here's our teaching schedule for October-November.

October 12, 7-9 p.m.
SEXY SPIRITS (NEW YORK CITY) - Autoerotic Mysticism, go to www.SexySpirits.com to register. 301 West 55th St. #4, $25 per person. 212-581-2640

November 1, 7-9 p.m.
SPARK OF SPIRIT (COLLEGE PARK, MD) - The Essence of Tantric Sexuality, go to www.sparkofspirit.com, to register. $25 per person. 9937 Rhode Island Ave., College Park, MD 20740. 877-297-7275

November 2, 7-9 p.m.
TEN THOUSAND JOYS (FREDERICK, MD) - Introduction to Tantra, go to www.tenthousandjoys.com, 54 East Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-631-5697

November 3, 11-3
BREATHE BOOKS (BALTIMORE, MD) - The Chakras and Sexuality & Autoerotic Mysticism. Go to www.breathebooks.com, 810 W. 36th St. Baltimore MD 21211, 410-235-7323 $80 per person ($60 students).

November 4, 11-3
AASECT FORUM (BALTIMORE, MD) - Introduction to Tantra. Class is open to AASECT members. 3 CE credits. For more information email Chris at ckraft at jhmi.edu

November 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
THE SUGAR SHOP (HAMPDEN BALTIMORE, MD) - Introduction to Tantra. www.sugartheshop.com, 927 W. 36th St, Hampden Baltimore, MD, 410-467-2632 $15 per person.

November 9, 8:45-10:45 p.m.
Dom Sub Friends (NYC) - 250 West 26th St. (7th & 8th Ave), Cost: $8 per person ($4 for DSF & affiliate members)http://domsubfriends.com/cgi-local/cldr/view.cgi?db=def&cat=&id=1172

November 10, 1:00 - 3:00
ONE TASTE (NYC) - TLO retreat. http://www.onetastesf.com/ot/ot_calendar/index.php?m=11&y=2007, 324 Lafayette St. #3A, New York, NY 10012, 415-606-7505

November 11, 1:00-3:00
RED HOT 2007 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) - Introduction to Tantra, $25 per person. Galleria 1903, 1903 Walnut St. We will also be available for private sessions with couples that evening. email info@TantraPM.com for more information. www.nsquaredproductions.com/redhot/

November 27th, 8:00-10:30 p.m.
ONE TASTE (NYC) - Tantra lecture series, http://www.onetastesf.com/ot/ot_calendar/index.php?m=11&y=2007, 324 Lafayette St. #3A, New York, NY 10012, 415-606-7505 This is part of a six lecture series beginning on Oct. 30th $225 per person.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Supreme Court recently refused to hear the appeal of an Alabama sex shop owner who was contesting the 11th Circuit's decision that there is no consumer right to sexual privacy. In the 11th Circuit's opinion:

"If the people of Alabama in time decide that prohibition on sex toys is misguided, or ineffective, or just plain silly, they can repeal the law and be finished with the matter. . .On the other hand, if we today craft a new fundamental right by which to invalidate the law, we would be bound to give that right full force and effect in all future cases including, for example, those involving adult incest, prostitution, obscenity, and the like."

The Alabama statute provides for imprisonment of up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine for a first offense and 1-10 years for a second offense.

The same Circuit also recently upheld a Florida statute that prohibits gays and lesbians from adopting.

In the long run, we can only hope that the Supreme Court's refusal to take the case will be for the best. With the current composition of the Court, the result could have been worse if the justices had taken the appeal, but that won't do sex toy buyers (who can still purchase toys out of state) and sellers in Alabama any good.

If your sexual style is out of the mainstream in any way, you should be afraid, very afraid.

And someone said this is a free country.