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Dance Parties to Data Scientist to Dan Savage. 9 Sex Themed Events at the JCCSF

Updated: Sep 06, 2017 12:17
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This Spring of events is brought to you by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco’s Arts & Ideas.  A not for profit home to a variety of intellectually engaging, (and sometimes quite titillating) concerts and lectures.


Looking for something a little different to do in San Francisco?  How about sex in a community center?  Well, (to be more specific)how about sex themed events‘ hosted at the JCCSF?  (Ahem) Uninhibited and sex-positive concerts, lectures, storytelling, data scientists, and much much more.  From neuroscientists explaining sexual chemistry to sweaty dance parties with Planet Booty, from Google Data scientists to Dan Savage. Don’t sleep on a very fun lineup of sex inspired arts and ideas, pick your fancy below!

Take It Off! The New Burlesque
With Miss Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, Miss Harvest Moon, Roky Roulette and Kitten on the Keys

Burlesque queens Miss Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz join aerial artist Miss Harvest Moon, Roky Roulette – the world’s only pogo striptease artist – and emcee extraordinaire Kitten on the Keys for a bubbly, bawdy evening of T&A (talents and attitude) showcasing the very best of this sexy revival.

For adults, 18 and over.
Friday, March 18 • 9:00 pm

Dan Savage
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund Lecture

Tickets are already sold out.  You have to get up pretty early to get tickets to Dan Savage in SF.  But, you don’t have to get out of bed at all to see him!  JCCSF is hooking up the live stream of the whole thing!
Watch the live stream at:

Monday, March 21 • 7:00 pm

Bawdy Storytelling: True Stories of Sexual Adventure!
JCCSF and Dixie De La Tour Present

The nation’s original sex and storytelling show featuring authors, poets, comedians and actors sharing personal stories of love, lust and self-acceptance.

For adults, 18 and over.
Thursday, March 24 • 8:00 pm


The Big O: Women and Sexual Desire
With Nicole Prause

If you’ve seen her TED talk, you know she studies orgasms in her lab.  Neuroscientist Nicole Prause discusses her groundbreaking research into women’s sexuality, including studies on orgasm as a way to boost desire and alleviate depression.

Tuesday, April 5 • 7:00 pm


UnderCover Presents: Under the Covers
A Night of Intimacy and Love Songs

If you haven’t partied with Planet Booty yet you’re in for a treat.  The dance parties they start get everyone in the room on their feet, and Midtown Social bring straight up SOUL to the party.  UnderCover is going all out with an interactive art installation, film projections, mid town special guests and of course an awesome dance party.  This is going to be hella fun.

For adults, 18 and over.
Saturday, April 16 • 8:00 pm

A Celebration of Animal Reproduction
With Jules Howard

Zoologist, TED talker and BBC broadcaster Jules Howard helps us discover the spectacular intricacies of reproduction in the animal kingdom.  From the existence of homosexuality in flamingos, to theoretical misogyny in dinosaurs, this is a spectacular presentation of research on sexuality in the natural world

Thursday, April 21 • 7:00 pm


Googling Sex
With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Standford grad, Harvard PhD & Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is going to school us on what the data says about sex.  Find out what big data says about our bodies, how much sex we’re (really) having, and our deepest fears about how our sexual partners perceive us.  There can be quite a distinction to what we say and what we actually do…when it comes to sex.

Monday, May 2 • 7:00 pm

Esther Perel 

Mating In Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

“The most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth.”
– New York Times
A practicing psychotherapist and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Perel shares the complex science behind human interaction and ways to unlock Erotic Intelligence.

Sunday, May 15 • 7:00 pm


Sex, Jews and Videotape
What the Movies Reveal About Jewish Sexuality

Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker and frequent film writer Peter L. Stein examines how Jewish sexuality and the Jewish body have been portrayed on screen.  Watch clips from Woody Allen to Sandra Bernhard films and learn about the history, and highs and lows of Jews portraying sex on film.

Tuesday, May 31 • 7:00 pm

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