Susie Bright, founder of Best American Erotica, presents a classic, taboo-breaking collection of men’s erotic fiction - featuring the most unrepentant gay literary heroes of our generation. Legendary writers like John Preston, Samuel Delany, Steven Saylor/Aaron Travis, Lars Eighner, Dennis Cooper - who can imagine men’s intimate and transgressive lives without them?
Susie looks at a new study showing why Americans are having less sex then ever. Next, a map that shows all the names given to syphilis before it was "syphilis" doubles as a guide to national prejudice. And finally, it's "New on Audible": a very special edition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Susie Bright is one of America's most vocal sex-positive advocates. This collection of 22 sketches written during the first 12 years of her daughter's life covers a variety of topics: her daughter's questions at school when she's asked to describe what her mom does for a "job", how nudists age, the strange future of porn, the ruin of most sex advice, real life non-monogamy stories - and even a recipe for cherry pie.
Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Not what I expected"
On this week's In Bed, Shulem Deen, author and narrator of All Who Do Not Return, describes abandoning a Hasidic cult in which, on his wedding night, he knew how to broker a real-estate deal in ancient Babylon - but didn't know the fundamentals of how babies get made.
Slip under the covers with all 45 episodes of the 14th season of In Bed with Susie Bright. Susie digs deep into the erotic secrets, controversies, and sexual politics that grabbed our imaginations and influenced our lives in 2014. All IBWSB shows feature candid discussions of sex, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. Nobody calls it like Susie.
Susie's guest this week is Esther Perel, author of the bestselling, Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic. In this fascinating interview, Esther and Susie compare notes on what type of advice works for couples that are experiencing bed death. Esther says too many people forget they have to do their part to keep sex alive within long term relationships, including respecting your partner's sex life that's independent of the relationship.
Susie talks to author and scholar Laura Kipnis about her new book Unwanted Advances, which looks at Title IX in higher education and its effect on sexual paranoia and free speech.
Susie Bright is a sexual liberationist of the highest order. The Sexual State of the Union includes essays about dirty pictures and porn, lesbian marriage and lesbian murder, lesbian men and switching genders, vibrators, and the longevity of feminism. The writing is crisp, intelligent, and provocative; there is sure to be something that will make you cheer as well as something that will deeply offend you.
"go audiobook on this one"
Susie speaks with author Jen Sincero about her new book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. It's about how to stop wallowing in your own self-pity, take action, and lose the excuses. As a life coach, Jen has had a long history of dealing with kooky and great experiences, a history that enables her to make your life work for you. Susie also loves another of Jen's books: The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks. This is a fun conversation filled with lots of tidbits that will help you to get going.
Included in this collection: "Rubenesque" by Magenta Michaels; "Brian's Bedroom" by Leigh Rutledge; "Serenade for Female with Fantasies" by Anne Marie Mardith; "Why" by Bob Flanagan; "Milk" by Michael Dorsey; and more.
In the 14th edition of this seductive series, erotica's veterans and up-and-coming new writers join forces to explore how tantalizing crossing the so-called Lolita gap between youth and middle age can be.
"the voice acting was not mood setting"
This week, Susie's talks with erotica writer Tsaurah Litzky. In Susie's Best American Erotica series, Tsaurah is one of the most prolific and popular authors. Tsaurah tells Susie how a nice Jewish girl from Canarsie discovered her sexual appetite and about how she gets her writing students to loosen up and write about s-e-x. In the mailbag, Susie offers a listener specific tips for successful online dating.
Still looking for something for your valentine? Don't despair - Susie has recommendations for all the traditional V-Day gifts - flowers, yes; chocolate, maybe; diamond genital leash, big yes. Susie wonders if there really are secret sex tips that only the pros know. She offers her three biggest recommendations for making your sex life soar. In her mailbag, Susie answers questions about the pleasures of masturbation, wearing women's panties, and the locked up secrets of the male chastity belt.
To mark its 15th anniversary, and the very last edition of the series, the top-selling erotica anthology achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing standout stories from the entire series as well as never before published pieces - plus a hot and edgy piece from Susie Bright herself.
"Definitely pushes the envelope"
Some of the smartest erotic stories in the world just happen to be written by lesbians, women who changed the face of erotic lit. Susie Bright presents a collection of lesbian sex lives that speak fearlessly, through every taboo, without any apologies. Writers like Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, and Peggy Munson name names, get as close to any woman as they dare, and relish every deep stroke of their erotic pens….
"Delivers Exactly What Was Promised!"
If you can only have one audiobook of erotica on your listening device, this is it. From Susie Bright, the "grand dame" of erotica and the editor of The Best American Erotica series, comes this compelling collection, featuring 40 of the best and most relished contemporary erotic short stories to date.
Today's show features three distinct stories: New Zealand sex workers, a list of the best lube products, and a happy ending for a prostate-cancer survivor.
The 10th anniversary edition of The Best American Erotica includes the most esteemed and lascivious writers at work today. Dorothy Allison explores the wonderful, mysterious abilities of the human hand, and Zane's corporate tigress plays mind games that make other office shenanigans look like mere games of Candyland.
"Hi, I'm Susie and I have herpes." You don't? What? Well, you're in the minority says Susie and it's well past time for everyone to get over herpes - their own or their lover's. Susie answers everything you ever wanted to know about herpes and much more in her first segment. Then, talk of more golden ticket giveaways leads us down the path of golden showers. Finally, in the mailbag, Susie offers some timely advice to a woman caught in a military love triangle.
Susie breaks down the political scandal of the year: Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley's sordid affair and resignation. Who knew voting rights could be so kinky? Next, we examine the obit of the psychologist who coined the phrase "homophobia". And finally, it's "What's on Audible". Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower is the warning, and the hope, we need right now.
Susie wants to know where all the spy-cam vibrator data is ending up. Then, she reads a prescient tale of the ultimate chastity belt: Amelia Copeland's "His Little Plan Backfired".
Susie looks at the over-the-top sex high-up officials in the Italian Catholic Church appear to be having. Next, in the 1950s, the queer youth of Philadelphia found each other on American Bandstand. And finally, it's "New on Audible": Lodro Rinzler has some practical advice for overcoming heartbreak in Love Hurts.
Susie finds herself in the magazine she's always dreamed of.... Next, straight girls have fewer orgasms than anyone else on earth - and why that's funny, tragic, and infuriating. And finally, from the mailbag: A listener asks why all the abortion arguments focus on life and death situations and not elective abortions.
Susie talks to novelist James Grainger. His book Harmless explores sex and masculinity in the aging Gen-X crowd. How do you write one sex scene to thrill and another to horrify? Titillation and sexual reality; threading the needle.
Susie has an inmate conversation with author Juan F. Thompson, son of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who was a friend of Susie's. Juan was the one person Hunter trusted completely. They talk about the nitty-gritty of Hunter's greatest struggles with writing, his sexual point of view, what it meant to him to be a man in full, and living up to a mythic, impossible, reputation.
Susie asks if you really need a hostage negotiator to tell someone you've given them an STD. Then, it's the end of an era. Susie lets you down easy about why she won't be giving one-on-one sex advice any longer.
Susie discusses the grinding backslide in abortion rights since the Trump administration has come into power. Then, it's "New on Audible": Dare to Stay: A Puppy Love Romance is the latest romance for animal lovers.
Susie calls it from north of the border - the inauguration, the protests, the threat of martial law. What did it look like from the outside? Then, from the mail bag: two 30-year-old men who've never been kissed and want to know how to talk to women.
Susie talks lesbian imagery and the male gaze with Taschen Books editor Dian Hanson. Then, it's "New on Audible". We listen to Tereska Torres's Women's Barracks, a lesbian pulp story that aimed at titillating men in the 1950s. At its core, though, this is a story of female liberation and sisterhood during World War II.
Ever wondered why theres no female voice as bold, erotic, unflinching, and revealing as Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, or Philip Roth? There is. It belongs to Susie Bright. Big Sex Little Death is an explosive yet intimate memoir that's pure Susie: bold, free-spirited, unpredictable, larger than life, yet utterly true to life.
"Inspiring, thought provoking and very well crafted"
In The Best American Erotica, Volume 11, we learn about the very first penis in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis's bawdy fairy tale; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.
"Sliver of quiver"
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit.
Flasher is the story of a one-time hippie love pirate, slum goddess, a Ruby Tuesday of the '60's who mutated into a blossoming writer on the Lower East Side art scenes in 1990's. When our feminist Bukowski meets a sculptor who designs fetishwear at a New Years Day party, her life changes and becomes a consideration of the values and costs of love and friendship, sexual freedom (is there such a thing?), and the importance of family - real and inherited.
Famous for taking her readers to undiscovered places, Susie Bright has changed the rules for writing about sex. Erotica is no longer under-the-covers reading; it's thrilling literature that showcases the best writing around.
"Worth a listen"
Welcome to the "girl-talk" you thought you'd never hear in public! Susie (52) and Aretha Bright (19) are a mother/daughter team of columnists from Jezebel.com, whose readers flooded them with explicit dilemmas about sexual pleasures and disasters, body issues, dating, relationships, and young marriage. If you want cutting-edge sex advice that goes beyond pregnancy-and-disease-control - if you’re ready to hear family conversations about sex that are real and refreshing this is the book for you.
"Witty & wise girl talk, no holds barred"
This is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this third annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
From Susie Bright, America's most outrageous and outspoken chronicler of the nation's sexual practices, comes this volume of the crème de la crème of erotic literature of 1999. Edited by Bright, whom the San Francisco Chronicle describes as "the X-rated intellectual" and The New York Times hails as "the voice of sweet reason and literacy", this sixth annual edition of a best-selling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more.
For this special edition, Susie Bright has gathered human sexuality in all its diversity: pleasure and desire in all its forms. Featuring erotic stories by: Bret Easton Ellis, Poppy Z. Brite, William Harrison, Michelle Tea, Aimee Bender, and Molly Weatherfield.
Sexual Reality marks Susie Bright's return to politics and passion, jealousy and risk - in an intimate look at the human sexual condition. Chapters include: "The Story of O Birthday Party", "Strip Tea: A Most Unusual Tea Party", "Undressing Camille Paglia", "Egg Sex: Pregnancy and a Mother's Sex Life", "Blindsexual: What Every Bisexual Needs to Know", and "When 'No' Means 'I Didn't Know It Would Be Like This'".
"Uneven but interesting"
In this collection, Broadway superstar Alan Cumming tells of the deep knowing offered by one stranger to another after casual sex; in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis' bawdy fairy tale, we learn about the very first penis; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.