1. Stuff & Stamp parties at CSC this upcoming Tues 6/24 & Thurs 6/26. Drop by for a few hours, or stay the whole day!


    A message from our Development Coordinator, Gina:

    Lovely people!

    We are SEEKING VOLUNTEERS for two Center for Sex and Culture Stuff & Stamp parties next week. CSC needs your help to get our Give OUT Day thank you cards out to all our wonderful donors.

    We’re starting Stuff & Stamp #1 at 11am this upcoming TUESDAY, JUNE 24TH. If we don’t finish everything on Tues, we’ll have another Stuff & Stamp starting at 11am on THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH (and if we do finish on Tues, I’ll send out a note cancelling Session #2).

    So come over to CSC on Tuesday/Thursday any time from 11am-onward, hang out with the gang, browse through our amazing library and gaze with wonder at our amazing Pride month gallery exhibit, nom some snacks, and, oh yeah, stuff cards into envelopes & put stamps on ‘em. Drop by for a few hours, or stay the whole day. All help is appreciated, many hands make light work, and did I mention that we feed our volunteers? ;)

    Center for Sex & Culture is at 1349 Mission Street at the corner of Grace Alley (between 10th and 9th Streets) in San Francisco. We’re very close to both Civic Center BART & Van Ness MUNI, and are also accessible by the 9-San Bruno, 12-Folsom, 14-Mission, 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness, & 49-Mission/Van Ness MUNI bus lines (among many others).

    ** Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to Gina at sexculturegina@gmail.com.
    ** Disability accessibility info in detail here: http://www.sexandculture.org/accessibility
    ** Speaking of accessibility: While we can’t 100% guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all volunteers please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that staff & volunteers with chemical sensitivities can attend this event.


  2. centersexculture:

    Holy wow! Give OUT Day has been extended to 11:59pm EST 5/16 (that’s TOMORROW!) due to Razoo being down for a couple of hours today. Razoo is back up now, so this means LOTS more time to support Center for Sex and Culture. Let’s keep those donations rolling, and get to #1 in the Bay Area and National Leader Boards!: http://giveout.razoo.com/story/Center-For-Sex-And-Culture

    (via sexandculture)


  3. centersexculture:

    Oh my stars & garters, everyone! Center for Sex and Culture is currently at SECOND PLACE in the Bay Area Small Non-Profit Leaderboard for Give OUT Day, and we are at 23rd place nationally! This is amazing — but we’ve still got a ways to go to get to #1! Please keep those donations rolling in, and please keep telling friends to donate. Remember that we get extra prizes and incentives for each individual donation that we receive today. If all you can give is $10 and a signal boost to your network, that’s cool! If you can give more, that’s also greatly appreciated! Giving goes till 11:59pm ET tonight. Let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN!


  4. note left after efforts to restore the mural after it was vandalized. 


  5. Deadline to Fund Grace Alley Mural Project - December 22nd, 11:30pm


    Photo by Robert Morgan Lawrence


  6. centersexculture:

    Less than 10 hours remain to pledge to the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project on Offbeatr. This project will only succeed if at least $2,000 is raised by December 22, 11:30 pm. We’re over the half-way mark at this time of writing, but we’ll need your help to make it to the finish line.

    Donate herehttp://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955

    The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley.  We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture.  Our group of talented artists includes Eddie CollaFinley CoylAmandalynn, and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch.  Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.

    The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces.  It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood.  The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.

    This Mural is a true labor of love — for sex, the community and the sex community, but we ask for your financial support to make this loving project really happen.  Specifically, your monetary donations would help toward the rental of electric scissor lifts (to be used to physically elevate the artists as they work on the wall), artists’ commissions and project supplies.  Any contributions you may be able to provide toward that estimation will be deeply cherished!

    To see more images of the Grace Alley Mural Project follow us on Facebook, visit our Tumblr, or come see it in person at 1349 Mission Street in San Francisco, but we need your donations to fill this wall with art. 

    Donation levels and rewards:

    Pledge what you want (and choose to select or not select a reward)

    Pledge $10 or more: Safe Sex Play Gift Bag

    The first 20 donors to contribute $10 will receive a “safe sex play” gift bag! all the things you need to get it on— safely.

    Pledge $15 or more: Vintage Porn Magazine Stash. 
    The first 10 donors to contribute $15 will receive hand picked vintage porn stash— featuring classics from Playboy, Hustler, Playgirl, and others.

    Pledge $50 or more: Orgasmic Sound Recording

    Donors who pledge $50 or more, will receive a specially created sound recording of a woman pleasuring herself to orgasm — just for you.

    Pledge $60 or more: Basic Membership at CSC

    The first 3 donors to contribute $60 will be granted Basic Membership to the Center for Sex & Culture. A $60 value that includes-Discounts on events and classes. Invitation to member-only events.

    Pledge $100 or more: Library Membership at CSC

    The first 10 donors to contribute $100 will be granted free library membership at the Center for Sex & Culture (a $100 value).

    $20 PLEDGE IS NOW SOLD OUT! Autographed book from Carol Queen.

    $50 PLEDGE IS NOW SOLD OUT!: Center for Sex & Culture Goodie Swag Bag

    —-About the Center for Sex and Culture—-

    Website: http://sexandculture.org/

    The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.


  7. Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch at Grace Alley Mural

    Photo by Robert Morgan Lawrence

    Grace Alley Mural Fundraiser at Center For Sex And Culture


  8. streetartsf:

    Detail from the CSC wall.

    The center is fundraising for it. Click for more details.

    Center for Sex and Culture on Grace Alley Mural Project

    E Clair Acuda Bandersnatch. Eddie Colla. Amanda Lynn. Jeremy Novy

    Grace Alley @Mission Street in San Francisco


  9. Vehement by Amanda Lynn - Grace Alley Mural Artist 


  10. shellio:

    My library is super cool. (at Center For Sex And Culture)

    Grace Alley Mural Fundraiser at Center For Sex And Culture