On this week's In Bed, Susie asks why Michigan babies are still drinking lead-filled water while state legislators have their hands full passing a new anti-sodomy law. Dirty water okay...dirty sex never!
Susie is off this week but wants you to enjoy a show from 2007. During a trip to New York, Susie talks with award-winning author, columnist, and pornographic-film director Tristan Taormino. Smart Ass Productions, Taormino's adult-film company, produces a sexy reality show and a sex-education series. Susie and Tristan talk about making movies, female squirting, and gay literature.
Are you ready to really spice things up? Susie wants to tell you about the best new sex toys in her toy box! Everyone’s favorite vibrator, the Hitachi Magic Wand, has come up with a new and improved version. Then there's the Njoy - a dildo that will fondle your G-spot or prostrate in a way you’ve never imagined. And to top off the list: Eva, a wearable, hands-free vibrator that will turn your vanilla sex into a banana split with all the toppings.
Susie was recently asked to comment on Bound, one of the hottest lesbian movies ever. People are wondering if the new film Carol holds up to that same high standard. Susie goes into detail about what makes lesbian sex scenes come alive on screen. And although Carol is gorgeous and suspenseful, it gets the sex all wrong. Susie gives us background on the author Patricia Highsmith, whose book The Price of Salt was the inspiration for the movie.
Public libraries offer all kinds of book genres, and yes, they also carry porn! Susie starts today's show off with a look at the New York Public Library's extensive erotica collection. In the past, the library classified all racy materials with a triple star (***), which meant you could only view them under supervision. But now many pulp fictions and hidden treasures have been liberated and are more accessible. What fun to peruse vintage erotic Japanese imagery or read Henry Miller's typewritten manuscript for Tropic of Capricorn. Time to renew your library card!
Susie is a judge in a contest that decides which politicians were the year's "best" purveyors of public corruption, outlandish behavior, and betrayals of the public trust. This annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Talking Points Memo, is called the Golden Dukes, in honor of former US Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who epitomizes the iconic modern scandal. This year brings a bumper crop of crazy and unethical behavior by so many lawmaker "contestants" that the judges had a hard time picking who was the worst with so many to choose from.
Happy New Year! Susie is off this week, but she has a very special interview to share with you from 2010. We'll be talking with best-selling author Christopher Ryan about his book Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships. This anthropologic look into myths versus sexual realities offers up a great dialog. Christopher and Susie discuss whether jealousy is an animalistic urge or can be controlled, how far back monogamy goes in our species, and why so many marriages become dysfunctional.
Tech money is bringing new clients to dominatrices, but they're feeling the real-estate squeeze just like everyone else. Susie reads from an article by Luke Winkie in Jezebel that looks at the booming tech economy that cities are experiencing. Along with the gentrification comes inflated real estate. Digital money is making it into the pockets of the mistresses - but is the increased rent forcing them out of town and away from their new clientele?
A young soldier, wounded by a bomb blast in Afghanistan, will soon be the first recipient of a penis transplant. Missing limbs are common because of war, but genital damage is a "hidden wound". If this operation is successful, many more veterans will receive new genitals. Susie reads from a New York Times article by Denise Grady, who reports that this is intended only for military vets. But Susie wonders when doctors will offer this kind of operation to transgender people.
Twenty-five years ago, Susie and a few feminist friends planned an unusual party: "Let's have men serve tea in the nude, and they can only speak to the women guests when spoken to." Sounds like a hoot, right? But wait - it also started a movement called CFNM (Clothed-Female-Naked-Man). Planning the party was fun! Who to invite? Who to select as the "slaveboys"? Susie recalls all the details of the infamous party.
For anyone who lived through the 1980s AIDS crisis, watching friends dying, like the apocalypse had arrived, it seems unthinkable that today's students don't know about this recent history. December 1 was World AIDS Day. Susie starts off today's show with a discussion about why the younger generation doesn't know about the real trauma of HIV/AIDS. She reads from an article by a college professor who explains that his students think that AIDS happens to "others", who they then marginalize and write off. Wrong!
A small town in Colorado has been shaken by the so-called discovery of a "teen sexting ring". And to make matters worse, the football team runs it. Parents, cops, and teachers are at a loss about how to deal with this. When following the letter of the law, minors sending indiscrete photos are considered to be child pornographers. Ouch!
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.
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.
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"
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"
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"
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?
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"
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!"
We've seen it in the movies: older guy with a hot young babe in bed, and just as they are doing it, he has a stroke. In today's show, Susie looks at the real issue of heart disease and sex, not just the Hollywood hype.
Extra, extra, read all about it: threesomes are making a comeback. The New York Post featured the recent headline "Menage a trios goes Mainstream". Is the once-considered-too-kinky three-way sexual encounter now becoming commonplace? Your neighbors and friends may be a lot wilder then you know!
Susie is under the weather this week but wants you to enjoy an episode from 2012, when she invited one of her favorite writers to join the show. Hanne Blank is the author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, in which she delves into the history of how hetro was created and marketed to people around the time of World War II. Susie and Hanne talk about heterosexuality being a middle-class notion, medical science and the understanding of sexuality, and if there really is a gay brain versus a straight brain.
Susie has a question for you: Do you want to "restore" your marriage, or stick a fork in it? A recent article from the New York Times "Modern Love" editor has Susie laughing and crying about trends in helping those struggling with marital non-bliss. Daniel Jones writes about the conventional ways couples try to reignite passion and get the love back in their relationships. Susie finds a lot of these ideas troubling: planned date nights, planned hugging and kissing, planned sexy nights out...stop! Working at change is great, but come on.
Today's show will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about the illustrious G-spot. Over the years, Susie has written books, interviewed authors, and answered many listener questions about just what the female G-spot is. She's compiled many of her best segments on squirting, masturbating, and how to find the G-spot from five years of In Bed discussions. So sit back and relax if you can, because this 80-minute special is bound to excite and will certainly get you hot. Feel free to take notes!
Get ready for a rundown of some of the sexiest, steamiest, raunchiest, and most erotic audiobooks produced last year. Susie has been working very hard to get the books you like available - in audiobook form. And the list is huge! Susie talks about books that cover a wide spectrum, from dirty pleasures to how-to's. They include Orgasms for Two, Anal Pleasure and Health, Naked at Our Age, Curvy Girls Erotica, and oh so much more.
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"
Susie starts off today's show with a look at a comic strip that takes on the "Orientation Police". That's right - it's those annoying people who have a problem with someone else's sexual orientation, and they have to make sure you know about it! Cartoonist Bill Roundy has Susie in stitches as she reads aloud his comic about dating transgendered men. She also describes his funny drawings.
"Just what I needed tonight - what an amazing woman"
Susie takes us inside the bizarre world of a "Purity Ball". This is a ceremony in which a teenager pledges to remain a virgin until marriage. These public abstinence vows take place between teenagers and their parents, and rings are exchanged, as in a wedding ceremony. Susie has a problem with the whole idea! Doesn't this seem like a weird, reverse coming-out party?
First off.... What's a spider gag? Susie has a new sex toy to tell you about, and oh is it wonderfully naughty! Susie found out about this new fun play-toy from a listener who has a sex blog called isabellalucky. Our sexy writer wields a wicked pen to tell all about her personal pleasures. Susie loves it, and you'll hear all about the spider gag - think bondage with metal and straps holding your mouth wide open. It's all the rage on Amazon; look it up and see what everyone is talking about.
Susie is off today but wants you to enjoy a show from 2009—and this show is all about you! Susie has opened up her enormous mailbag and spends the entire program answering your sex-related questions. We call this a mailbag blowout! First, Susie hears from three different listeners who are all dealing with their own or their spouse's low libido. Help! Next, the herpes mysteries continue, and Susie gives some sound advice on how to deal with many related problems, including shedding. Finally, a listener has some strange sexual notions that Susie wants to untangle....
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.
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 2001, Marge Piercy introduces us to the nerd kid sex club, Nathan Englander explores the addictive power of a peep show, Jerry Stahl relates a dare from an extremely demanding girlfriend, and Dani Shapiro proves the difference between the fantasy and the reality of losing your virginity.
"I guess erotica is not my thing."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fourth annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year, including peculiarly dark and dangerous takes, as well as cutting-edge forays into the world of cybersex.
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 fifth annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
"Disappointing at most"
Susie Bright celebrates the first amendment, lesbianism, single motherhood, and fantasizes an eventful night with Dan Quayle in this uninhibited and quirky collection of essays, articles, and book reviews written over the past few years. Offbeat and sexy, Bright defends Madonna, attacks Dr. Ruth, and is snubbed by Camille Paglia herself in this rather amazing and outspoken collection.
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"