Call For Papers – Erotic Studies Conference & Specimen Faire

May 2011

Bethesda, Maryland Dave & Buster’s. (For 300 free D&B PlayPoints, use online code “SPASM.”)

Conference theme and objectives:
The conference provides a forum for sex researchers and members of the sensual community to present their latest findings. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: pornographic art showcasing the characters of “Futurama”; the semiotics of buttstuff; cremasters (the testicle muscle, not the turgid art films!!); the recently unearthed erotic necktie art of Jerry Garcia; decompression sickness — aka “the bends” — as a means of heightening orgasm; tickle pogroms; women who can climax only while imagining Harry Connick, Jr. conducting a big band.
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Your private love life could win a copy of our book.

A group of fresh-faced do-gooders have taken the valuable experience of editing their high school annual and parlayed that skill into running their own fun magazine for teens, called VICE. And they’ve been nice enough to feature our new book in a giveaway on their cybersite.

All they ask is that you provide them (total strangers) with the lurid details of your most disturbing sexual experience. Sounds easy to us! You can read about the details of the contest here.

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We have a book trailer!

Jeffy Roeder is the fifteen year-old son of one of our founding ABS researchers, Jason, and he has a real knack for film directing — we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the next Joel Schumacher! Jeffy was nice enough to create a promotional movie for our upcoming published collection of research papers, SEX: Our Bodies, Our Junk.

You can view it below, and see more of our videos in the Audio/Visual section of this site. Thanks, Jeffy!

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ABS Answers Your Inquiries

Today, our Director of Field Studies Initiative, Ted Travelstead, answers some inquiries from ABS clients, and the sexually curious. If you’ve a question for our researchers, please direct it through our “Contact” page.

A former client offers her generous thanks for some trivia in a pinch!

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ABS at Wordstock (Portland, OR)

Members of ABS will be appearing at Wordstock—Portland, Oregon’s weekend-long book bacchanalia October 7th – 10th.

Portland is a notable city in the sensual touch canon, as it is the birthplace of the sexual act known as “Grundling” i.e. penetrating/being penetrated by a wet fistful of live yeast. As you can imagine, we are elated to be participating in, and contributing to, this important event alongside such literary luminaries as David Rakoff, Aimee Bender, and Ron Scarry. (Brother of children’s author Richard Scarry)

For details about our appearance at Wordstock and elsewhere, see our latest Press & Events.

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