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 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.
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!"
It's true! Susie coached Breaking Bad's "Walter White" (Bryan Cranston) on the proper way to do an erotic love scene. It was 1994, and Susie was working on a movie as a writer. She was asked to help two actors who were rehearsing a very steamy scene. Susie remembers how sweet and gentlemanly Bryan Cranston was back then. She kept giving him pointers on how to get nastier and sexier. Looks like Susie's coaching really helped him to find his inner Walter.
If you've ever wondered if being a sexual swinger is for you, this show is a must listen. This week, Susie interviews award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator Tristan Taormino, and the topic of conversation is open relationships and how you make them work. Susie gets Tristan to reveal the juiciest parts of her new book Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships.
Last year Susie presented a show about herpes, and today she revisits this most prevalent STD. Let's go undercover and listen to "Herpes Confidential, Part 2". Susie will update us on the latest and cheapest drugs that keep the disease at bay.
Susie starts off today's show with an announcement about her newest book: Mother-Daughter Sex Advice. Then we meet "Sybil", a former stripper, and finally Susie has helpful advice about how to live with herpes and enjoy sex.
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 is off this week, and will return with a hot new episode next time. She wanted you to listen again to a show from 2007, in which she talks about the origins of Easter. Did you know the Easter bunny got its start in a pagan fertility festival?
Today's show is all about you! Susie opens her enormous mailbag and spends the entire program answering your sex-question letters. We call this a mailbag blowout! First, Susie hears from three listeners who are all dealing with low libido - of their spouses or themselves. Help! Then, 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 ideas that Susie has to untangle.
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"
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.
"not for me"
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.
Sex Researchers, Prostitutes, Sexologists, and MDs are some of the guests who talk about every sexual hot spot with Susie Bright. From masturbation and orgasms, to challenging sex games and surviving incest - no subject is taboo.
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"
Sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll is a way of life that many of us dream about - and the ultimate fantasy for some. Today, Susie starts the show off by interviewing R. U. Sirius, the author of a new book: Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars on Drugs. Get ready to hear the dirt on Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ted Nugent, and more. Susie talks with Sirius about which drugs are best for having great sex, which drugs are the most popular, and which drugs we should all avoid.
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"
The infamous Seattle schoolteacher who, at age 35, had an affair and got pregnant by her seventh-grade student is making headlines again. Susie takes a look at the bizarre life of Mary Kay Letourneau, who spent seven years in prison for having sex with a minor. This story is so odd, and has filled so many tabloid papers, that Susie decided to take a look at a recent public event that the now happily married couple organized.
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.
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"
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"
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.
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"
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.
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 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.
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"
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.