Coming Soon! Sex at Dawn: A Second Base Party

Club Exotica Presents
Sex at Dawn
A Second Base Party

Featuring a talk by Christopher Ryan
Author of “Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Wednesday, November 9th
SupperClub, 657 Harrison Street

Doors open at 7pm
Talk & panel start at 8pm
Dance party at 10pm to 2am
Purchase Tickets Online
Proudly Supported by Good Vibrations

Second base is: above the waist, topless-ness encouraged
Pasties required for topless women
Adam and Eve Dress Theme Encouraged
PS. Events like this have sold out in all other cities visited by Christopher Ryan, so get your tickets now!

$25 Presale / $35 at the Door
After 10pm $10 Cash at the Door

Performances by
Knowa Knowone
(Street Ritual, Muti Music, SF, CA)

Dj Jocelyn

El Papa Chango

Aerial Act by Fuego y Rosa

El Circo Beefing Up The Sound
For Your Eargasmic Pleasure

Join Club Exotica for a very special evening with Christopher Ryan, author of the bestselling book “Sex At Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality” Ryan will discuss his work and then join Center For Sex And Culture co-founder Carol Queen and a panel of modern relationship luminaries to review the implications of his findings: that humans have never been a naturally monogamous species.

Independent scholar Ryan presents only the data. He does not suggest how to change your life to live in accordance with his reading of human nature. The panelists will pick up where Ryan’s work ends to discuss how people are working to develop new relationship models that are both in line with our nature and work within our modern social context. There will be extensive Q&A and a forum to continue the dialog with panelists late into the evening. This is a unique opportunity to hear Ryan and others address complex, intimate relationship issues in an informal yet elegant setting and meet others working to manage similar challenges and enjoy open intimate partnerships.

The discussion will be followed by live performances and one of San Francisco’s sexiest “second base dance parties, produced by Club Exotica.

Panelists include:

About Sex At Dawn:

A New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback.
One of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2010.
Winner of the 2011 SSTAR Consumer Book Award (Society for Sex Therapy & Research).
A Best Book of 2010 (

“The single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948. \’ Dan Savage

“Funny, witty, and light . . . the book is a scandal in the best sense, one that will have you reading the best parts aloud and reassessing your ideas about humanity’s basic urges well after the book is done.” \’ Newsweek

On an almost daily basis we are inundated with stories about the collapse of the latest celebrity marriage\’and infidelity is almost always the cause of the break up. Is it even possible for two people to stay together happily over an extended period of time? Since Darwin’s day, we’ve been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. But it doesn’t, and never has.

Mainstream science\’as well as religious and cultural institutions\’has long maintained that men and women evolved in nuclear families where a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married and divorce rates keep climbing while adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages.

In Sex at Dawn, renegade researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “think we know about sex.

Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our current struggles regarding monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. Some of the themes they explore include:

  • why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many;
  • why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens;
  • why many middle-aged men risk everything for an affair;
  • why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and
  • what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

Ryan and Jethá show that our ancestors lived in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, often overlooked evidence from anthropology, archeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature sexual monogamy really is. They expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do. A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you know about sex, marriage, family, and society.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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