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"
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, 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 spends the entire show with guest Daniel Bergner, whose book What Do Women Want? was on the New York Times best-seller list. The book is subtitled Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, and it disrupts the typical idea that women are more monogamous than men. Bergner's research also turns the tables on conventional thinking about women's desires and arousal.
Susie spends the entire show with her guest Daniel Bergner. His just-released book What Do Women Want? is on the New York Times best-seller list. The book is subtitled Adventures in the Science of Female Desire and it disrupts the typical idea that women are more monogamous then men. His research looks at women's desire and arousal, and he turns the tables on conventional thought. Susie and Daniel talk about why women aren't seen as animalistic, whether research takes into consideration sexual politics, and female erotic fantasy and lust.
Susie Bright uncovers the intimate side to pornography, in these candid talks with famous stars, producers, directors, and retailers. Susie's interviews get to the heart of what it's like to have sex in front of the camera, the surprising details of how porn movies are made and marketed, and what Hollywood learned from "Deep Throat."
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.
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!"
This just in from the BBC…The Orgasmatron! It is what it sounds like: a small machine that can give you endless pleasure. So why don't we all have one? Susie takes a look at the story, the device, and the doctor who invented it. The gadget, which gets wired to the spine, was developed for helping people with chronic pain, but some patients experienced intense sexual stimulation while they were hooked up. Wow, what a way to get rid of all those horrible aches and pains!
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.
Today, Susie breaks open two controversial topics: incest - and justice. She begins with the most provocative child-abuse accusation to enter the public's awareness in years - Dylan Farrow vs. Woody Allen - and ends with an argument for justice that is ageless. Susie ponders the question of what we are supposed to think when celebrities take to the press about their family abuse. Is it about money? Is it about immortality? Or is it just more of the screwed-up lives that Hollywood produces so effortlessly?
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.
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.
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.
Just when you thought you've seen it all, the porn world brings us a real doosie. Breaking a taboo that makes many people uncomfortable are a pair of teenaged twin brothers who have sex together. Elijah and Milo Peters perform on camera and are becoming new gay-porn superstars. Susie looks at the reasons why these siblings might really be in love. Or is it all for the money? It's undeniably incest, but viewers are hooked. The brothers have kissed, given each other blow-jobs, and had anal sex with each other. And… they say they are in love. YouTube and other video audiences say give us more!
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.
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 begins today's show with a tribute to the late author and journalist Christopher Hitchens. Over a long career he was a regular columnist for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and Slate. Susie found his writing and views on bisexuality to be unparalleled.
Susie is off this week but wants to share a great show from 2008 with you. This a must-listen-to primer for anyone interested in spicing up his/her sex life. Susie takes us from how to participate in kinky, successful three-way sex to the opposite extreme of how to achieve orgasm in the traditional missionary position. We have something for everyone today! Susie starts off with all the variations available when participating in a threesome. She explains the different dynamics involved when it's two girls and one guy compared with two guys and one girl, or what to expect if it's all girls!
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists, Once, about the branding of "consumer feminism". If feminism is whatever makes you happy while shopping, is there any meaning left in the world?
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Jennifer Tyburczy about her book Sex Museum. She traveled the world visiting sex and fine-art museums, and has some unexpected conclusions. Then, in "New on Audible", it's A Hanging at Cinder Bottom. This audacious new book brings together Charles Portis and the Coen Brothers in a rollicking Appalachian adventure.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to silent-movie guru Laura Horak, who critiqued hundreds of women actors cross-dressing in the golden age - and came to surprising conclusions and about what it means to gender-savvy audiences today. Then, it's "New on Audible". Memphis Noir, is a wet, dirty, and sexy exploration of crime and class in the Mississippi Delta.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to Greg Cope White about his memoir The Pink Marine. Long before DADT ("Don't ask, don't tell") a friend invited him to sign up for the Marine Corps summer boot camp. But all Greg heard was "summer" and "camp". Semper Fi!
"I'm the lucky interviewee"
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at the secret history behind today's "bathroom gender tantrums". It ain't keeping the kiddies safe. Next, sex confessions between Howard Stern and Donald Trump - a trail of D-cups to the White House? And finally it's "What's New on Audible". Not Gay is an amazing survey of sexual encounters between heterosexual - straight, straight, straight - men.
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at what it means when the newspaper of record stops pandering to the rescue industry and gives voice to sex workers and human-rights activists. Then, how much do you want your tampon to tell your smartphone about your flow? It's Bluetooth for your vag!
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 record her getting a tattoo on her asshole. "What's all the fuss about?" says Susie. Tattoos have become so commonplace, and it seems that no body part is off limits...or maybe not. Reddit.com has comments from a surprisingly large number of offended men who think that getting your anus decorated is too much.
On this week's In Bed, Susie looks at Prince's explosive, erotic legacy in music, kink, and fashion. Prince brought lust, masturbation, and yearning into a new generation's bedroom, and now his devastated fans look back in awe.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to author Victoria Bynum. Her book The Free State of Jones turns the narrative of slavery and rebellion in the South on its ear, and explores the legacy of miscegenation still being worked out today. It was made into a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey, which will be released in June.
On this week's In Bed, Susie takes a look at the new book Scary Old Sex by Arlene Heymen. This new short-story collection gets into the intimate details of sex after 60. Next, it's invasion of the hens! Provincetown gay bars are being overrun by bachelorettes.
On this week's In Bed, 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? They discuss titillation and sexual reality - and threading the needle.
On this week's In Bed, Susie and professor Amy Adele Hasinoff discuss her book Sexting Panic. What does it mean when high school students are being sentenced to life in sex offender hell because their privacy was ripped open by the morality police?
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."
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"
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"
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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 fifth annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
"Disappointing at most"
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.