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Invitation to Club 90 Doctoral Celebration in SF, June 26

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(L to R) Annie Sprinkle, Gloria Leonard, Veronica Vera, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart.
(L to R) Annie Sprinkle, Gloria Leonard, Veronica Vera, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart.


An Open House, Meet & Greet, & Erotic Art Exhibit with Porn’s Golden Era Stars & Sexuality Innovators

At the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS)
1523 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (At Sutter)
June 26, Thursday. 2:00-5:00 pm

Come enjoy a rare opportunity! For one day only, the public is invited to tour the groundbreaking Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality’s campus, peruse its incredible library, and view part of its vast, priceless erotic art collection gathered from around the world. Also on display will be ephemera from the world’s first porn star support group, Club 90, items spanning its thirty-year herstory. Golden age XXX films will be screened. Meet and mingle with Club 90 members Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart, Veronica Vera, Annie Sprinkle, and their “golden era” friends, including Sharon Mitchell and Howie Gordon (aka Richard Pacheco). Guests can also meet some of the Institute’s administration, faculty and students. Cameras are welcome for some great photo ops. Drinks and snacks will be served.

This special occasion is in honor of four former adult movie stars who have been innovators in diverse fields of human sexuality, who will on this day each be awarded the degree, Doctor of Human Sexuality. Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart), Candida Royalle and Veronica Vera will receive their degrees from Dr. Ted McIlvenna at the Institute. Gloria Leonard, who died in January 2014 will receive her degree posthumously.

Founded in 1976 by Rev. Dr. Ted McIlvenna, the IASHS was the first to award advanced degrees in the newly emergent field of sexology that grew out of the sexual revolution. Says, Dr. McIlvenna, 

“These Divas personify, what has always been, a primary goal of the Institute which is to spread the truth of human sexual experience in all its complexities. To acknowledge the Divas’ visionary work renews our shared commitment to that goal and helps assure our continued success.”

While the public is invited to the afternoon’s Day of the Divas Open House, the evening’s graduation ceremony is private. If you are a personal friend, family member, or press and would like to attend, please contact one of the Divas to rsvp.

Facebook event link is here. Please rsvp here and share this info widely. Thanks.

For more information contact Ted McIllvenna at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. 415-928-1133. Extension 23.