It’s that time of year again! I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the NYC Sexblogger Calendar posse since the first year they started, mainly in the form of publicizing their work through interviews, blog posts, the occasional scandalously flirtatious tweet exchange with Debauched Diva…
And, of course, I would also buy a day. I have bought February 25, in fact, because that was the day Madison, WI took its rightful place as the Bondage Capitol of the World by launching the premier rope bondage podcast on the globe – perhaps, some say, the galaxy.*
Other people buy days for other reasons – to celebrate their birthdays, to rejoice in the day they realized their sexual maturity, to revel in wild abandon at the memory of the day they first combined Goldschlager and naked co-ed Gilbert & Sullivan curling competitions…
ah, the memories…
Ahem. Where was I? Oh, yes. Whatever reason you decide to purchase a day (or days) on the calendar, you can feel even better knowing that the profits from the calendar will be going to support the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. I didn’t know much about the Woodhull Foundation until Veronica Monet mentioned it in her Sex 2.0 Keynote…but in my books, all about free sexual spirits fighting the forces of repression and ignorance, the Woodhull Foundation would be like S.H.I.E.L.D. in Iron Man. Working to try and save the world, in spite of the idiocy of those who dwell in it. In short, they’re the good guys.
Woodhull Freedom Foundation (WFF) affirms sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.Woodhull is dedicated to making the world a more perfect society by educating, advocating, and researching the importance of consenting adults’ right to free sexual expression.
Many people and organizations have given incentives to buying days, as well. For example, Matthew Lawrence is offering custom mixtapes. Diva and Tess, the two original wild’n’crazy gals, are offering things like lapdances and nipplecharms. Lilith Grey is offering the Glory of Rome. Dangerous Lilly and Luna have both offered personalized pictures. Hell, up until today, you were able to get 15% off of your Maui Kink order just by buying a day or five from the calendar.
Those are some serious incentives. They beat NPR coffee mugs all to hell.
So what can I offer you?
I don’t have the looks of these people, or the quality products, or the social capital, but…I have words. I have books, in fact, books that have been said to make “very good one-handed reading.**” And I’m letting you know that if you go and buy a day, if you are one of the first five people to include “GRAYDANCER” in the promo code, I’ll send you an autographed copy of my Omnibus, Nawashi~Jujun. Personally inscribed and sent via USPS to the location of your choice.
And if you buy five days…well, there’s something even more special in store for you. I won’t tell you what it is. Suffice it to say you will have the chance to be immortalized at a one-of-a-kind event and given a unique commemorative talisman of said occasion. Further deponent sayeth not! But if you are curious, go ahead and purchase five days, put in “GRAYDANCER”, and I’ll personally email you and tell you about the special incentive. If you’re into having one thing that no one else in the world has, then this is what you want to go for.
Whatcha Doin’ October 1, 2010?
Cuz let me tellya what I’m doin’!
You ever have one of those moments in your life when you finally meet, in person, someone you’ve admired for most of your adult life? Maybe someone who you lusted after at first, and then learned more about and came to admire and even attempt, in some poor fashion, to emulate? And then you get the chance, say, at a nationally renowned event like Dark Odyssey, to meet this person face-to-face, even, in a small way, as a peer, as a fellow presenter, sex educator, sex positive advocate?
Then maybe you’ll know how I felt when, towards the end of Dark Odyssey Summer Camp last year, a mutual friend introduced me and my partner Octavia to Nina Hartley. I grinned like a school boy as the introductions were made…
Let me tell you a secret. Come close, I won’t hurt you, I just want to let you know so that you can be warned. If you want to make a good impression on one of your heroes, don’t have an amazing warrior goddess of a woman standing next to you. Not only will your hero not say one word to you, she might even congratulate your partner on her “excellent wrestling class” and express hope that she’ll “teach it again next year.”
It won’t matter that it was your rough body play class. Not a bit. Because frankly, buddy, next to the likes of Lady Octavia you are about as noticeable to a sexual connoisseur like Nina Hartley as a used condom on the set of Rough Sex. And just as frankly, ladies and gents, that’s just the way it should be.
However, I get a second chance! Due to the failing vision of Tess and Diva (in spite of the many, many warnings about certain activities and that clear liquid in the mason jars) Nina Hartley and I will be reading off the spiffy prizes at the SexbloggerCalendar Release Party in NYC! I plan on wearing my sexiest kilt, turning my Masculine Charm up to 11, my Feminine Charm up to 12, and hiding Lady Octavia in a closet for the duration. Maybe…maybe then I’ll get to tell Nina how inspiring she’s been.
But hey, if not, we’re still going to have a helluva time!
*Ok, I admit. I was the one who said it.
**I said that too.