This week's sex and dating events



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sm_sexy_whipThursday 11
Whip out the leather, lace and whatever else you have stored away in your closet for the Quills Soiree, sponsored by One Leg Up at The Park's Red Room (10:30pm, single females $30, couples $125). Let your inner sensuality shine through in this naughty event, part of the Take-Out Soiree series that allows the public a glimpse at the organization's sexy, playful events.

Friday 12
Get tied up in the moment at Babeland's free mini workshop on bondage at its Lower East Side location (94 Rivington St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts; 8pm, free). Be one of the first 25 couples to sign up and receive a free goodie bag of toys, tips and coupons.

Saturday 13
Don't miss the sexually charged short film "Honey Trap," shown at Duo Multicultural Arts Center (8pm, $10) as part of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Look for sex and betrayal as major themes in the drama, which features an appearance by Debbie Harry of Blondie.

Sunday 14
For those who love to spoon, the NYC Co-Ed Cuddle Party is like a sixth-grade pajama bash for adults (2:30pm; women $10, men $25). Examine personal boundaries, intimacy and affection, but sorry, folks: No orgies permitted.

Channel your inner Gloria Steinem with Body Heat, a group of ballsy, brazen performers at Bluestockings (7pm, suggested donation $5--$10). These artists, on their East Coast Femme Porn Tour, dabble in song, dance and spoken word, all while challenging stereotypes associated with gender, sexuality, feminism, kink and erotica.

Butt in for the Everything Butt(sex) seminar about anal sex at the Lower East Side Babeland (noon, free). Sip on mimosas and munch on goodies while learning about the awesomeness of lube. Be one of the first 20 guests to receive product samples.

Those with leather fetishes can watch members of ONYX battle it out at Poetry Slam 2010 at the LGBT Center (3pm, $10)—contestants will present short pieces interpreting the leather experience.—Mary Wheeler

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