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!"
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?
Listen to all 52 episodes of the 11th season of In Bed with Susie Bright. Susie digs deep into sex secrets and controversies that influence all of our lives. All IBWSB shows feature frank discussions and questions about what happens behind closed doors.
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.
Susie is under the weather and staying under the covers this week, but she thought you'd enjoy this extra-special edition of In Bed from four years ago. This show concentrates on a special topic that many listeners continue to have questions about: the G-Spot and women's orgasms. Yes, the Big O! Today's show will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about the illustrious G-Spot.
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"
Have you heard about the Christian Evangelicals' "soulgasm"? It's an orgasm that is God-given when you play by all the religious right's rules. Doesn't sex that is sanctioned by the Almighty sound too good to be true? Susie has a lot to say about this and all the contradictions presented by the holier-than-thou crowd. Today's show features an interview with Dagmar Herzog, author of Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics.
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!
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.
Susie's back on her NYC interviews, and her guest this week is sex educator and burlesque performer Ducky Doolittle, a.k.a. Knockers the Clown. Ducky enchants Susie with stories of cake sitting (part of her act) and talk about her early days working as a sex performer in a Times Square peep show. These days, when she's not clowning around, Ducky teaches sex workshops. She has some sage advice on how to feel sexier instantly. You can learn more about Ducky Doolittle at her Web site: www.duckydoolittle.com.
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 sets the record straight: anal tattoos can be fun! At a recent tattoo convention, a young woman made quite a stir as she allowed cameras to roll while she got a tattoo on her asshole. What's all the fuss about? says Susie. Tattoos are now commonplace, and it seems no body part is off limits... or maybe not. Online site Reddit.com reports that a surprisingly large number of men are offended by the idea of having your anus decorated.
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.
It's an outdated notion that only men will pay to have sex. What has changed in the past decade that makes more women okay with paying for escorts and sexual encounters? Susie will shed some light on the "why" as she reads from an article in the Sydney Herald. Written by Matty Silver, the story uncovers the many reasons, ranging from career women wanting privacy about their sex lives, to others simply wanting an arranged tryst rather then meeting someone at a bar. Go, women, go!
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.
Today, Susie has a very special interview to share with you. We'll be talking with best-selling author Christopher Ryan about his book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. This anthropologic look into myths versus sexual realities inspires a great discussion. Christopher and Susie discuss whether jealousy is an animalistic urge or if it can it be controlled, how far back monogamy goes in our species, and why so many marriages are dysfunctional.
Susie is home for the holidays, but wants you to enjoy this show from 2010…. This week is Part One of a conversation with Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom about his new book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Susie is intrigued to hear what Dr. Bloom has discovered about desire and what we can and can't control. Susie and Paul discuss pornography and why it is so arousing. They also talk about sperm wars and why American men have such large testicles.
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"
Susie Bright, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright, wants to read you some of her favorite dirty stories. In this collection of eight stories, you'll hear reminiscences of sex past from Tsuarah Litsky, in transit encounters from Nell Carberry, an updated Beauty and the Beast tale from Claire Tristram, as well as stories from Jess Wells, Alma Marceau, and Ernie Conrick. Almost all of these stories originally appeared in the annual Best American Erotica collection, edited by Susie Bright.
"Sensuality - the advanced course"
Susie has a show from 2014 for you to enjoy, featuring a juicy and complex epistle from her "Try This at Home" mailbag. Actually, there are two letters from a married couple who want to try an open marriage. They corresponded separately, detailing their concerns and desires. You’ll hear why the wife wants more, and then how the husband is excited but nervous about going from vanilla to raspberry chocolate pistachio and butter brickle with a cherry on the top.
From public policy to private fantasies to the who's who of philosophers and boundary pushers, Susie explores the desires and sexual anxieties ticking beneath it all. Enjoy all 45 episodes. Each offers candid discussions of sex and sexuality as it threads through our lives with the viewpoint only Susie can bring. This 2016 collection features interviews with authors, journalists, and educators on some of the year's most compelling subjects.
Susie is away today, but here's a great show from 2015 that starts with a light-hearted look at "vagina steaming". What? According to actress Gweneth Paltrow, you "sit on essentially a mini-throne and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleans your uterus." Next, Susie looks at why the millennial generation is much more prudish then genXers.
Susie is off but wants you to enjoy an episode from 2011. Today's show is all about joysticks for Jacks and Jills. Susie interviews video gamer and erotic author Shanna Germain, who notes that many gamers are regular people - including plenty of female devotees. Shanna and Susie talk about how sex finds its way into some popular programs and why it is considered a game "reward". And are there queer and bisexually themed games? This discussion goes way beyond Lara Croft!
Susie is off today, but wants you to enjoy this show from 2010. The Canadian courts now say whores have the right to run a lawful business. Next, "Charlie", a retired physician, gets into the sexual confession booth with Susie. Then, from the mailbag: "How come I'm getting a migraine headache just as I'm about to orgasm? Help!"
In this episode, Susie looks at a sex shop's dildo nativity scene that has the local church in a tizzy. Next, naughty Scottish Gaelic verse is fleshing out a literary history long overlooked. Plus hot Mike Pence is raising money for Planned Parenthood. And finally, from the mailbag: Is there a guide to sex just for teens?
In this episode, Susie talks about heartbeats and hellhounds in the ladies room: the anti-abortion laws have gone completely baroque. Next, a new survey of asexuals proves that when it comes to the erotic mind, the universal fantasies remain. And finally, from the mailbag: sexy holiday gift-giving dos and don'ts.
In this episode, Susie finds the ultimate deathbed accusation - and she'll help you to avoid such rancor when you're on yours. Then, a gay grandson is barred from singing at his grandmother's funeral - by the queeniest priest you've ever laid eyes on. And in "New on Audible", Susie discusses Shahid Arabi's Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself. Let's all resist the narcissists out there!
This week on In Bed, Susie rolls out a pink fur carpet for our new Audible Channels listeners. Next, she finds out how to get laid exquisitely on Tindr - if you don't want to be a boy OR a girl. Finally, she helps a listener navigate a May-December romance, and a lifetime of sexual shame.
On this week’s In Bed, Susie shows how sexual professionals are literally dealing with your crap - of interest to all new parents and long time lovers! Next, a listener wants to try fellatio outside of his heterosexual marriage, but doesn’t think his wife will understand - and time is running out.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks us all off the ledge! In this post-election special, she showcases incendiary poetry, radical self-care, and activism that moves the needle. Plus: a look at the new Trump Sexual Lexicon and what the changing of the guard means for our sexual trajectory.
On this week's In Bed, Susie asks why the New York Times wants to rewrite Soul on Ice - but no one wants to address the Great White Cuckolding. Next, from the mailbag, is it "cheating" if someone in a polyamorous relationship forgets to mention they "stepped out"?
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.
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.
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"
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 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.
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.
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"
In The Best American Erotica 2002, Maggie Estep relates the surprising sexual happenings in a detox clinic, Francesca Lia Block explores the aquatic fantasies haunting a surfer, and Ernie Conrick introduces a tennis star and sex symbol who surrenders to an unusual coach. In these 23 stories you will also find cutting-edge work from other luminaries and from the Internet, where the next wave of erotica has matured into some of the most enticing writing around.
"Not the best..."
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 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.
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.
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"
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.
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."
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.