Bawdy Storytelling

The Original Sex and Storytelling Series


Live Shows

San Francisco

'THe Naughty Bits'
April 19th, 2018

Aren't they the best part of a story? This time, we're all about the juicy parts that they leave out of a movie... fade out, then back when they're smoking a post-coital cigarette?! Not us. You get to hear everything at Bawdy! Join us at the Verdi Club in SF for true stories of sex/kink and play a rousing game of Bang-O. Got your tickets?


Choose Your Own Adventure
April 12, 2018

Who doesn't love a good adventure? At our next shindig at the Re-bar, you get to choose your own. Or maybe you have a story you'd like to pitch? Send a voice memo about it to dixie@bawdystorytelling.com, and you could find yourself on our stage!



is about building a connection.

So is sex.

For over ten years, Bawdy has featured true stories of sex, kink, body image, gender and more to build community and bring people together. We do regular live storytelling events in two cities, but that's just one way to enjoy Bawdy. Our podcast and YouTube channel are great ways to get your Bawdy fix, too.

Our live events feature an eclectic mix of authors, poets, comedians and actors – along with real people just like you - sharing their (true) adventures in ten minutes or less. Storytellers submit their material online and are chosen for their panache and sense of (mis)adventure.

Sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour curates submitted stories, then works with experienced and first-time storytellers to create a one-of-a-kind evening for each and every Bawdy. Her coaching superpowers tease out surprisingly powerful stories of sex, kink or gender. Then at showtime, Dixie coaches the audience, too – creating an emotionally supportive, unintimidating, and sex-positive atmosphere that’s unique, engaging and fun. Add connecting games (like the ever-popular Bang-O) and you have a show that’ll be your new favorite social event EVER.

Come see a show and meet new, open-minded people. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to share your stories, too.


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Find someone who...

Likes to watch?
Has written an erotic story to seduce someone?
Identifies as bisexual?

Bang-O has been a highlight of live Bawdy Storytelling shows since 2013. Because who doesn't want to meet new people, ask them about their sex lives, and maybe win a huge bag of sex toys? Find friends who can answer YES to the nine questions, and that bag could go home with you!

Got the perfect question for us to use in the future? Now you can suggest your own. Hit the big shiny button!

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Music is an important part of Bawdy Storytelling. Every live show features a musical guest who riffs on the theme of the night. Some of our talented pals have even written original music for us! Here are a few of our very favorite regular guests, and links to their music. You should listen to their stuff and give them all your money. They deserve it.


Rachel Lark

Rachel is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon, and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe.  She's made waves for her biting political satire, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit.  She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution" and "in the league of Sondheim and Tim Minchin."

In December, 2016, Lark recorded a studio album at Tiny Telephone Studios with her band, The Damaged Goods.  In March 2017 she released "They've Done Studies" followed by a multi-media dramatic live production at DNA Lounge called "Studies Have Shown." She toured the production throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2017.


Jefferson Bergey

When singing on his best behavior, Bergey is a sought-after private event vocalist, M.C., and consultant for the award-winning Lucky Devils Band as well as a solo artist for Ivy Hill Entertainment. He IS the wedding singer. 

When he isn't performing in a family-friendly environment, Bergey takes great delight in participating in shows that could very well be considered family-unfriendly.  Bergey writes and performs his own unique genre of (Immature) Adult Contemporary in various comedy shows, podcasts, story-telling events, and house concerts. It's coffee shop singer-songwriter folk music... if the coffee shop also sold sex toys and sativa gummy bears. Definitely not for the very young or the very old and quite possibly conservative. 


Shirley Gnome

 You may be thinking it - but Shirley sings it shamelessly with "the voice of an angel dry-humping a cloud." Provocative truths about sex and human nature go down smooth with her sugar-coated vocals and gorgeous guitar stylings. Internationally acclaimed, she has wowed audiences and critics alike with sell out shows across Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. She has recently signed with Canada's largest independent music label (604 Records).

Her latest album, "Taking It Up The Notch", went to #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in Canada on release day. It's award winning, cleverly-carnal cabaret comedy that is NOT for the faint of heart.