Okay, so I’m about to offer free tickets to CineKink …. but firstly, an announcement: my epically awesome sex-positive documentary film series, Sex+++, is ending with 2012.

Sex+++ has been quite a journey. When I curated the original film series in 2009, I imagined that it would be a self-contained set of films and would only last nine months. Sex+++ succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, collected incredible community support, and lasted four years! Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, a historic Chicago social justice site, took a huge and generous risk by hosting Sex+++ this whole time. I’m grateful to the Hull-House Museum and to the volunteers who have stepped up to make Sex+++ amazing this whole time.

Our November screening is on the 13th, and our December screening is on the 11th. The 2011-2012 calendar, plus other details, is here. If you or someone you know is in Chicago, tell them to come join the conversation — it’s free, and we serve delicious conversation plus hot snacks! Also, it’s not too late to join the mailing list or Facebook group. We will continue to spread the word about sex-positive stuff around Chicago, and we may even continue to co-sponsor sex-positive film events!

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And of course, as always, it’s time for CineKink: Chicago on November 16 & 17.

Just like I’ve done for the past two years, I am currently offering TWO PAIRS of FREE TICKETS to a film of your choice at the upcoming CineKink: Chicago:

Celebrating and exploring a wide diversity of sexuality, the films and videos in this sex-positive and kink-friendly showcase range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to hot porn, mildy spicy to quite explicit — and everything in between.

If you want the tickets, then just email me with your name, tell me how long you’ve been reading my work, and include the title of the first post you ever read on my blog! My email address is clarisse.thorn at gmail dot com. (It’s okay if you’ve never heard of me before and the first post is this post.)

I’ll put all the names in a hat on Thursday (November 15). I’ll pick two names randomly, then I’ll email the winners. And you get to choose which movie you see for free with a friend or partner!

Once again, CineKink: Chicago will take place on November 16 & 17. Here’s the lineup. See you there!

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