Feb. 8 2012 05:35 PM

Our second annual nod to Valentine's Day gets down to business


    We like to think that every issue of CityBeat titillates our reader's
    interest, but we hope that our second-ever "Sex Issue" stimulates a
    different cat of your curiosity. To coincide with Valentine's Day, we've
    put together an orgy of hot content, including interviews with a sex
    surrogate and an adult toy store owner, our experiences with cuddle
    parties and puppy play, and a libidinous indie soundtrack. They say sex
    sells, but not everyone's buying (see our story on being broke and
    ). That's OK, because, as always, CityBeat's loving is free.

    Sex surrogate fights for ‘orgasmic freedom'
    Mare Simone's hands-on approach to solving sexual frustrations

    Getting touchy-feely at the cuddle party

    Serial snugglers hug it out

    Unemployed and risky

    When the economy tanks, so does safe sex

    Pleasures & Treasures reaches climax
    San Diego sex shop owner says business has never been better

    Raise the woof!
    Greetings from La Mesa, puppy-play capital of the world

    A sexy soundtrack for music lovers
    Get hot and bothered to this modern playlist


    • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
    • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
    • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
    • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
    • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
    • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
    • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
    • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
    • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
    See all events on Thursday, Apr 28