Summer, Sex and Spirits

Summer Sex and Spirits 2011 Flier

Monday July 25th is the 7th annual Summer, Sex & Spirits hosted by the PPNYC Activist Council in New York City. I will be there, and you should come too. There will be an open bar all night, music by New York nightlife legends Justine D and DJ Ayres, and burlesque performances by Calamity Chang, Darlinda Just Darlinda & Ginger Brown.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door (or $75 for VIP tickets, which include a pre-party cocktail reception and a fabulous gift bag). All proceeds go to benefit PPNYC’s healthcare services, education programs, and legislative work.

But, because we love PPNYC and PPNYC loves Feministe, we are giving away two free tickets to the fundraiser — one ticket RIGHT NOW, and one next week. The first person who emails feministe@gmail.com with the correct answer to the following question will get a free ticket to the event:

How many nerve endings does the clitoris have?

Email your answers NOW! And no googling, cheaters.

(And if you don’t win, you should come to the event anyway).
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UPDATE: Congrats, Susan, on the winning number! We’ll have one more ticket-off on Monday, so check in then.

About Jill

Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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14 Responses to Summer, Sex and Spirits

  1. Valerie says:

    I can’t attend because I’m not in the area, but I want to play anyways, so I’m going to throw the number 8000 out there.

  2. gretel says:

    So what’s the answer! I’m curious.

  3. anna says:

    Twice as many as the penis, if I recall correctly. And yet, because of lack of clitoral stimulation, women are much less likely to have orgasms during sexual intercourse (as opposed to, say, receiving oral sex) than men are, so since heterosexual sex is often defined as sexual intercourse and considered over once the guy gets off, a lot of women are needlessly deprived of sexual pleasure. Which is sexist bullshit. Time to repost The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory/CWLUArchive/vaginalmyth.html

  4. Emolee says:

    I love that the clitoris has no other function than sexual pleasure.

  5. PrettyAmiable says:

    YES. First feminist event I can attend now that I live in New Yooooork, concrete jungle something something. There’s nothing I can’t do, evidently.

  6. roro80 says:

    Yay the clitoris!

    But anna: That said, the idea that the vaginal orgasm is a myth is…well, it’s not. Just isn’t. Not being able to achieve a vaginal orgasm should aboslutely not be a sign of “frigidity” or anything wrong in any way with that woman, but to try to define the experiences that others have had and do have isn’t really a good idea, in my opinion.

  7. roro80 says:

    Also — the event looks faboo! Long way from San Francisco though. :(

  8. Shaun says:

    anna:
    Twice as many as the penis, if I recall correctly. And yet, because of lack of clitoral stimulation, women are much less likely to have orgasms during sexual intercourse (as opposed to, say, receiving oral sex) than men are, so since heterosexual sex is often defined as sexual intercourse and considered over once the guy gets off, a lot of women are needlessly deprived of sexual pleasure. Which is sexist bullshit. Time to repost The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory/CWLUArchive/vaginalmyth.html

    *shuffles in*

    But not as many as the foreskin’s 10-20,000, according to google.

    (No no, numbers can’t possibly start an unreasonable debate).

  9. anna says:

    “That said, the idea that the vaginal orgasm is a myth is…well, it’s not. Just isn’t. Not being able to achieve a vaginal orgasm should aboslutely not be a sign of “frigidity” or anything wrong in any way with that woman, but to try to define the experiences that others have had and do have isn’t really a good idea, in my opinion.”

    Learn something every day. Well, I did not know that, and I didn’t mean to discount any else’s experience. But the rest of my comment still stands.

    “But not as many as the foreskin’s 10-20,000, according to google.

    (No no, numbers can’t possibly start an unreasonable debate).”

    You know, it’s not really good to just imply someone is probably going to be unreasonable.

    Anyway, that’s all very well, but it’s still no excuse for the sadly common attitude that it’s just way too difficult for women to have orgasms and they shouldn’t expect them. The average woman has one every single time she masturbates, after all. Sex could have the same average, if people are willing to get a little creative and not make it all about the penis thrusting.

  10. Shaun says:

    I actually didn’t mean you specifically, I’ve just noticed there are some topics that can’t be brought up on Feministe without risking giant drama.

    I agree, though, which is sort of why I don’t think the numbers are a huge point. It wouldn’t matter if cis women had 1/12 the nerve endings of cis men, it still doesn’t make the non-orgasming anymore acceptable, culturally.

  11. E.L. says:

    Shaun:
    I actually didn’t mean you specifically, I’ve just noticed there are some topics that can’t be brought up on Feministe without risking giant drama.

    I agree, though, which is sort of why I don’t think the numbers are a huge point. It wouldn’t matter if cis women had 1/12 the nerve endings of cis men, it still doesn’t make the non-orgasming anymore acceptable, culturally.

    I can’t imagine why issues of consent, sexual autonomy, or body policing might be a touchy subject on a feminist blog, either. /wellmeaningsnark

  12. Shaun says:

    E.L.: I can’t imagine why issues of consent, sexual autonomy, or body policing might be a touchy subject on a feminist blog, either. /wellmeaningsnark

    I can’t either, I would imagine we would all be in agreement on them.

  13. E.L. says:

    I think that’s why it’s so touchy. We assume it falls into a pretty natural position, and then a lot of people vehemently disagree with something so fundamental and, well, “dramatic” responses to opinions that seem oppressive, abusive, and evil are pretty part and parcel for a group that cares about these issues.

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