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"
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"
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 reviews the sexiest movie released to theaters in quite some time - Y Tu Mama Tambien. She interviews controversial feminist Phyllis Chesler, author of the best selling Women and Madness. Chesler's newest book, Woman's Inhumanity to Woman explores the dark side of sisterhood: how women treat each other badly. In her Try this at Home mailbag, Susie gets the names right and answers an important question from a man whose sexual fantasies are coming too close to home.
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!"
What do naked toddlers, TV's reality show The Bachelorette and premature ejaculations all have in common? They are topics up for discussion on today's show. And in our featured story, Susie looks at an article by fellow sexpert Cory Silverberg called "Why I Love Premature Ejaculation". What?
Susie says while the drug companies are scrambling to offer pills, creams and sprays to fix all sort of sexual dysfunction, when it comes to premature ejaculation, she says the term itself doesn't make any sense. She says the proper question is "Premature for whom?" and it's worth thinking about some ways to reframe even that question. Then, female listeners respond to Susie's sex survey questions with some surprising answers. And, for the Try This at Home mailbag, Susie has a question for YOU!
Check out these numbers: nearly 190 million antidepressant prescriptions were dispensed in the United States last year, according to the National Institute for Mental Health. Susie looks at the sexual side effects of these drugs, including loss of libido. That's not acceptable!
On today's show, Susie talks with Jennifer Palais about how to de-clutter more than just your old yearbooks and scrapbooks. Palais helps organize people's love lives - not just where to put the lube and ropes, but how to bid adieu to the painful remnants of a broken love affair. Do you have mementos from a past relationship that you can't throw away? Susie describes some of her own challenges with sexy stuff that is too good to let go.
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 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.
A long-standing tradition in China of hiring strippers to perform at funerals is now illegal, but the shows continue to take place. Authorities want it to stop, but in mostly rural areas, it's still common to have scantily clad girls singing and dancing for the mourners. Susie reads from an interview with documentarian Marc Moskowitz, who has written about these funerals, as well as producing a film called Dancing for the Dead.
In our ongoing "Tell Me Your Sex Story" segment, we meet a listener who became famous when she went head-to-head against a cantankerous Tea Party Republican. It was Melissa, a Post Office employee who kept her cool as Congressman Joe Walsh went berserk at a local "meet and greet". (Check it out on YouTube.) Susie and Melissa talk about sexual politics, government corruption, and just what happens to mail carriers when the homeowner wants more than just letters delivered.
On today's show, Susie interviews author Adrian Colesberry. He wrote a funny how-to sex book called How to Make Love to Adrian Colesberry by Adrian Colesberry. Susie is a big fan and thinks the book is hilarious. Now he's working on another book, this time about work, empathy, and pleasure. He and Susie talk about real joy, sex advice, groupies, and some sexy science stuff.
"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.
It's not just rapists and pedophiles that get listed on sex-offender registries. Also lumped in are public urinators and consenting teens who are screwed for life! A good and helpful idea has harmed some pretty innocent people, becoming a scarlet letter that doesn't go away. Susie looks at a New York Times article by Julie Bosman that details the problems with the registries.
A new drug, Truvada, is on the market - a preventative treatment for AIDS and HIV. This is really big news, says Susie, and she's wondering why there's been so little press on this health milestone. She explains what the new drug can and can't do. It's not for people looking for a Viagra-type boost when having casual sex. It's also not for those already infected with the AIDS virus. Where does it work? Those uninfected but at high risk will be good candidates, and also, surprisingly, this new treatment may be helpful for married couples if one partner is infected.
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.
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"
On this week's In Bed, Susie remembers the outrageous side of Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations, sex educator, and Susie's first "boss" in the sex and publishing business. Next, Sunny Leone is a former porn mega-star - you've heard that before. But what you don't know is that she left American porn and is now the biggest fan hit ever - in G-rated Bollywood!
Susie is off this week, but she has a great show from 2009 for you to enjoy! Today's show features vibrators, orgies, and hickeys. Susie begins with some fabulous tips on how to hide an unexpected hickey. If you've ever had an illicit affair with an over-zealous romantic sucker, you know you've got to learn how to cover up the evidence.
On this week's In Bed, Susie remembers the last of the great muckrakers and bon vivants - Warren Hinckle. He gave Susie the big break that led directly to her writing career. Then, we look at Anthony Weiner's latest boner - if you can stand to, one more time. And finally, it's "What's New on Audible". Susie discusses Neal Cassady's The First Third.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to writer Charlotte Shane. Her recent article for Fusion, "The Painful Truth About Tight Vaginas", broke down cultural expectations and shed light on the harm done by Kegels.
Those crazy American evangelicals are at it again. Always trying to tell everybody else what to do, they've now decided to save Chinese teenagers from becoming sinners. Yes, it's true, the abstinence program heads to Beijing! Well, Susie has a few words to say about all this. It seems that the Focus on the Family group is behind trying to convert the entire planet to "just say no" to sex before wedlock.
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at sex in space. Sorry Barbarella, it ain't that easy! Next, biologists have finally come up with a plausible theory for the evolution of female orgasm. And finally, it's "New on Audible". Chaos Monkeys both skewers Silicon Valley's work culture and gives a balanced assessment of how things work there.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to writer Steven Gaines. His memoir One of These Things First about growing up gay in Brooklyn and his time in the Payne Whitney psychiatric clinic has just been released. Then, it's "New on Audible". The Cigar Factory is a story of two families in South Carolina during the world wars.
On this week's In Bed, Susie assesses the fall of Roger Ailes, Fox News' chairman and CEO. Then we peak around the corner of Victorian England's Hollywell Street, home of the dirtiest smut in the empire. Lastly, it's "New on Audible". We'll listen to some of the audio edition of Tara Burns' The Collected Whore Diaries - the most truthful memoir on whoring and philosophy to grace Susie's screen.
On this week's In Bed, Susie reports on the Republican National Convention from Mexico. Hate in its many forms got its day. Then, it's "New on Audible". Matthew Weiner reads Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems. The inner world that O'Hara explored had a direct impact on Mad Men, the TV series Weiner created.
Susie is off this week, but she wants to revisit an interview she had with Eric Schaefer, author of Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution. Professor Schaefer teaches at Emerson College in the Visual and Media Arts Department. His book looks at exploitation and sexploitation within films, tabloids, novels, and audio recordings.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks about a London-based company called Killing Kittens and its unusual boast: that it provides events for "the world's sexual elite". Jenna Sauers wrote an article in Marie Claire about just such a gathering in Long Island's exclusive Hamptons. Fifty guests were invited to a mansion on the beach for potential swinging and sexcapades. But what actually happened.... Well, Susie thinks this party was way too tame.
On this week's In Bed, Susie pulls on her thigh-high boots to wade into the cesspool at the bottom of the Oakland Police Department. The scandal includes cops pimping teenage hookers and a murder-suicide that spilled all the beans. One prostitute is not holding back. What does her story tell us? Then, a married math professor has fathered 22 children through unofficial sperm donations, sometimes delivered in a Target men's room.
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.
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"
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"
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.
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.
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.
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"
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."