Support your local sex workers! We are lucky to live in a city where those salacious somebodies that will take their kits off in the name of our pleasure and payment don't have to lay down and take it when the man gets all censorious and grabby – lucky to live in a city where St. James' Infirmary exists, that is. The Lusty Ladies agree, and on Sat/16 they're holding their annual Playday for St. J's – 16 hours of girl-on-girl-on-call for justice.
For there was a time where if you got picked up providing sex to paying customers, you got stuck. We're talking hypodermic needles – part of a policy that used to go down in SF that forced sex workers to give up blood samples in jail for mandatory STD testing. As you can imagine, this was not always done in the most respectful of manners. Enter St. James', founded by sex worker advocacy group COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics). The center holds a health clinic, trainings and support groups, hormone therapy programming, peer counseling, and oh so much more. Why on earth not head down to the Lusty to make sure our ladies – and gentlemen – of the night continue to be treated as such?
Original Plumbing Bathhouse Reception
Celebrate the notion that a photo-heavy magazine of transmen is one of the most hot publication debuts to hit the racks in 2010 – Original Plumbing's fourth issue is out! And it features a hunky lineup of working stiffs, all of whom will be at the wine and cheese reception, open to all genders and levels of ab definition.
Thu/14 7 p.m., free
2051 Market, SF
Spanking and Paddling
Don't worry, consoles the description of this Edu Kink offering: “there will be plenty of spanking time.” That's because even though this is technically a class on spanking – its possible childhood associations, how to deal with them should they arise, on technique, and enjoying the spank on the receiving end – Edu Kink's Paideia workshop series has a focus on lecture leading to experience. So prepare you that booty, naughty kids.
Fri/15 7:30-10:30 p.m., $15-$25 sliding scales
1277 Mission, SF
Pink Blues Dance
What better way to amp up for Mission Control's pansexual play party than this week's warmup: a chance to swing those hips to the down 'n' out blues on the dance floor. Costumes not required, but membership to the club (and a smile) is.
Fri/15 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $20-$30 members only
2519 Mission, SF
Naked Girls Reading
What's that chill that just ran down your spine? Are you frozen in fear by a classic ghost story, channeling the pre-Halloween vibe – or are you just naked? It could easily be both at this storytelling series that pairs the city's sexologists and stage presences with a favorite book, a mic, and little else. Watch for the SF Ghost Society's Elissa Fricano's tales of personal encounters with the world beyond.
Sat/16 8 p.m., $15-$20
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission, SF
Peter Acworth's Birthday Deviance
Everyone needs a little extra attention on their birthday. And on the founder of Kink.com's 40th, you can only imagine what form that personal touch will take. Our town's foremost world-class fetish porn palace opens its virtual doors to members who want to join in on the fun online. Visit www.theupperfloor.com on Saturday evening and watch live as hot doms and slaves create sexy mayhem during a celebratory dinner in Peter's honor.
Sat/16 6:30-11 p.m., free for Kink.com members, $.25 cents per minute for nonmembers
Lusty Lady Playday RXXX
That's right, get your dirty, dirty prescription for a Saturday in the hospital – or rather, nurse's office. The Lusties will be pulling on the rubber gloves for a day of sexual healing. Girl-on-girl action all day long, with a portion of the proceeds going to everyone's favorite hustler health care provider, St. James' Infirmary.
Sat/16 11 a.m.-3 a.m., $5 before 10 p.m., $10 after
The Lusty Lady
1033 Kearny, SF
How To Be a Top Presenter
Have you been there, done that when it comes to the sex education classes at Good Vibes and the host of other venues around our pervy city that like to teach on the tactics of titillation? Take your love of lovin' to the next level with this little one-off. Dr. Charlie Glickman is sharing the secrets of his sexpert trade: how to plan and orchestrate sex ed for adults.
Tues/19 6-8 p.m., $20-$25
1620 Polk, SF