Dirty mouths are encouraged tonight at Mile High Erotic Spoken Word 2: Vday Edition, the latest part of a series that welcomes people of any sexual proclivity to gather for some sexy stories and performances. Created by Rachel Carlisle, the open-mic night seeks to offer a safe space in which audience members can share poetry, fiction, songs and real-life stories, all related to doing the deed.
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"I want people to be able to speak about sex and sexuality in a public forum that hopefully is as non-intimidating as possible," Carlisle says. "It's important to try to break down shame and barriers and to help people feel like there's nothing wrong with what they find interesting and that it's okay to talk about it."
The Vday Edition begins tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bakery, 2132 Market Street. Readers are welcome to perform original work or favorite pieces of erotica under ten minutes long, and donations of $5 to $10 are requested at the door. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/585081411573010.
Thu., Feb. 13, 8 p.m., 2014