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For Immediate Release

August 30th, 2011

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard
Events and Publicity Manager
(415) 974-8985 ext.201

Good Vibrations Celebrates Sexy September with Free Workshops, Classes, and the 6th Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival

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San Francisco, CA -- (August 30th, 2011): Good Vibrations, the premier San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, offers a month of sex education and entertainment in its San Francisco, Berkeley and Brookline  (MA) stores and in theatres throughout San Francisco. 

Discover how to be orgasmic for a lifetime at Mikaya Heart’s Ultimate Guide to Orgasm workshop on September 7th at Good Vibrations Berkeley store, then enjoy a screening of the provocative comedy “Humpday” at Cinema Speakeasy, an underground screening series in San Francisco.  The night kicks off with a screening of the top shorts from Good Vibrations 2010 Indie Erotic Film Fest, and includes beer, wine, and sexy prizes.

With that kind of cinematic foreplay you’re ready for Good Vibrations’ Sixth Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival (IXFF) from September 17th – 22nd at various venues in San Francisco.  With an all-star lineup of thematic screenings, panels, and features leading up to the shorts competition at the Castro Theatre, IXFF celebrates the spectrum of sexuality in this uniquely San Francisco tradition.     

Straight, gay, kinky or queer, you will find it at the Good Vibrations’ short film competition at the Castro Theatre on September 22nd.  Saucy Indie film queen and drag celebrity extraordinaire, Peaches Christ, and Good Vibrations’ own staff sexologist Dr. Carol Queen welcome you to see what’s hot in New Zealand, Mexico, France, Israel, North America and beyond, all in 7 minutes or less.  Check out the Barbary Coast themed pre-party in the Castro Theatre mezzanine for live music, bawdy burlesque, cocktails and sexy prizes.

The festivities kick off on Saturday, September 17th at the Victoria Theatre with best-selling author and sex-positive feminist Susie Bright’s “How to Read a Dirty Movie”. The first serious erotic film industry critic, Susie will bring us through the annals of porn history and illustrate how outspoken women and erotic outliers transformed and revolutionized both Hollywood and porn.  Prepare to be amused, aroused, entertained and educated at this one-of-a-kind event!

Sunday, September 18th IXFF presents a Night of Lust: Explicit Erotic Shorts by Erika Lust (Spain) at Roxie Cinema.  Mark the calendar for a very special date night featuring an evening of artistic porn and erotica from one of Europe’s hottest filmmakers.  Enjoy a collection of lush, sensual and artistic erotic shorts portraying authentic female pleasure in a variety of sexy scenarios.  Heterosexual focus.

Tuesday, September 20th IXFF exalts gay porn with A Celebration of Sleaze! Gay porn panel, clip show, and screening of “Smut Capital of America” at the SF LGBT Center.  Spend an evening with the kings of gay porn and enjoy a collection of their favorite scenes followed by a panel discussion exploring the cinematic, aesthetic, and erotic visions of the top gay porn producers in the world from porn powerhouses Naked Sword, Treasure Island, Falcon, Raging Stallion, and famed porn reviewer John Karr.  

Wednesday, September 21st IXFF celebrates lesbian and queer filmmaking with “Pink & White Delight:” an Evening with Shine Louise Houston featuring a Special Clip Show Screening and Director Q&A at the SF LGBT Center.  Join Shine Louise Houston, founder of Pink & White Productions as she journeys through some of her favorite selections and speaks about creating a sustainable adult entertainment company that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire.

Good Vibrations’ Brookline, MA store offers a very special free workshop on sex after cancer, “The Big O After the Big C,” on September 25th with Megan Andelloux. 

Check Good Vibrations’ events and workshops page for more classes, art openings and celebrations, and be sure to visit our Indie Erotic Film Festival page for details and tickets. 

About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the premier retailer trusted since 1977 to provide high quality products, education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. We invented the concept of the clean, well-lighted vibrator store and we're proud to provide a safe and welcoming environment where customers can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend workshops.