This is the worst collection of "erotic" stories I have ever read. I couldn't finish more than half of them they were so ridiculous and lame. Save your money and your time.
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.
Time for your history lesson on the origins of the female clitoris. That's right, Susie has a detailed look, beginning in ancient times and moving through to the present day, on the absurd idea that the clit is evil or witchcrafty or that it's really just an unimportant body part. Susie reads from an article in the Huffington Post by writers Carina Kolodny and Amber Genuske, who tell what the anatomists, psychologists, and neurologists have written throughout the ages about this important female pleasure center.
Susie starts off the show with a light-hearted look at vagina steaming. What's that, you ask? According to actress Gweneth Paltrow, the way it works is that you "sit on, essentially, a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleans your uterus." This is an Americanized version of a centuries-old Korean tradition called chai-yok, and Susie loves to indulge in this spa treatment. She reads from a humorous essay by Laura Hopper Beck on the author's experience with one of these cleanses.
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 18th-century London, a man named Jack Harris published an annual guide entitled Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, which noted the ladies' skills at prostitution. If you've ever used a Zagat or Frommer's guide, or Consumer Reports, you have an idea of how popular Harris's list must have been. Susie reads from a New Yorker article by Nicola Twilley that details how the guide evolved and who made it onto the selective list.
Slip under the covers with all 45 episodes of the 14th season of In Bed with Susie Bright. Susie digs deep into the erotic secrets, controversies, and sexual politics that grabbed our imaginations and influenced our lives in 2014. All IBWSB shows feature candid discussions of sex, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. Nobody calls it like Susie.
Campus rape prevention and prosecution are in the news again, and some say it's a crisis. Others say it's a panic. Susie sees a chasm between ideal behavior and an informed understanding of human sexuality. She reads from an article by Sara Lipka in The Chronicle of Higher Education that lays out the real dilemma here: Many college students lack education about sexuality and are unprepared and insecure about sex.
Today Susie looks at the details surrounding a complex story: An elderly man who may or may not have had willing sex with his Alzheimer's-suffering wife has been put on trial. At the heart of the matter is the question of consent and the infantilization of the elderly. It seems lots of younger people don't want to believe that senior citizens might still want to have sex together.
The state of Indiana has put a woman in prison for 20 years on charges that she killed her fetus, and reproductive-rights activists are outraged. Susie reviews the grisly details of how this happened. The woman is Asian American, single, and from a religious Hindu family that looks down on premarital sex - a perfect storm that led her to hide her pregnancy. But when the complications of a miscarriage caused her to seek medical help, she was quickly put in jail.
The award-winning TV show Transparent depicts what happens when a family member transgenders. Writer Sara Bibel has a few different insights about that experience, based on her own real-life dad, who transitioned when she was four years old. Susie reads from Bibel's article at xojane.com. Her memoir details the epic journey of a little girl who goes from not thinking that a dad wearing women's clothes is a big deal, to a young college preppie who shuts off all communication with her new "mom".
Oh, oh! Thanks to Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, businesses can now tack up signs that say, "No Queers Served". Some see the law as a "sword" allowing discrimination against same-sex couples; others see it as a "shield" that gives people more freedom to follow their faith. But Susie says this is discrimination against the vulnerable. But what does peyote have to do with all of this? Susie reveals all.
Susie has an interview today with YouTube celebrity Arielle Scarcella. She's a funny, sexy lesbian who has made a big splash posting over-the-top videos that have great themes. Some of her titles are Dear Straight Girls, Love Lesbians; Why Men REALLY Love Lesbians!; You're Bad in Bed If…; and 7 Lies Lesbians Tell. Susie and Arielle talk all about spoofing lesbian culture. Susie thinks these videos are pee-your-pants funny, goofy, and truthful.
There are some left-leaning thinkers with an anti-porn agenda who are determined to protect all the poor victims of pornography. Susie has had it up to here with their rhetoric, but she doesn't want to rebut - and therefore fuel - their lame debate. Instead, on today's show, Susie talks with journalist, economic analyst, and financial trader Doug Henwood about why the preachy cries of the anti-porn crowd are so off base.
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"
Today's show features a lot of talk about anal sex. Doesn't that sound sexy, raunchy, and good? But first Susie starts out looking at a new audiobook that's an erotic classic: The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou. Susie loves this book! The story is kind of a mash-up: The Story of O meets the smart girl who's into BDSM. This is going to get hot! Next, it's another edition of “Tell Me Your Sex Story”, in which we invite a “regular folks” listener into Susie's sexual confession booth to tell all about her or his sex life....
For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.
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, 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 Bright is the fearless boundary crosser of contemporary erotica, and The Best American Erotica 2005 features stories of unprecedented literary pedigree and a stunning breadth of imagination.
Susie is off this week but wants you to enjoy a show from 2005! In this encore edition, Susie's mailbag was just overflowing with great mail, and she answered a few of the choicest letters.
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'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.
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"
Get ready to meet your fellow In Bed devotees! Today's show features the first in a series of listener interviews. Susie asked who would be willing to tell their sex stories, and many of you accepted the challenge. Susie and listener "Lucy" speak about deeply intimate, personal sex acts, fantasies, and anal sex. This is HOT!
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's guest this week is former Penthouse editor, Lavada Nahon. Lavada reveals the truth behind some of the magazine's best-known columns, including Penthouse Letters. She also talks about some of her own sexual and personal awakenings while at Penthouse, including a sex scandal that hit a bit too close to home. Susie and Lavada worked together on an erotic collection called Between the Sheets, which is available at audible.com®.
Susie's still laughing about a recent interview in The Harvard Crimson in which ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia explained why he's into orgies. Then, it's off to Craigslist and a personal ad with quite a headline, "I Don't Mind Sucking You Off, but Here's What I Need From You." Boys of Altanta and beyond, listen up! In the Try This at Home mailbag, Susie hears from a husband and wife seeking some hard to find porn classics.
Susie takes a look back at the top sex stories of 2007. The year was filled with sex freaks, drugs, and gay fetishes - and that was just the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and state legislatures. Susie predicts the gay infrastructure of government will soon be exposed. Other sex headlines Susie examines concern infertility and why it's such a huge business, abstinence education's complete failure, gay marriage's homophobic laws, and Viagra and future female sex-enhancement drugs.
Today, in "Tell Me Your Sex Story", our ongoing series of listener interviews, Susie speaks with "Sam", an aerospace engineer. They talk about having sex in some surprising places…he's even done it while flying an airplane.
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"
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"
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.
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 Best American Erotica 2004, 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.
"Sliver of quiver"
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.
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 third annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.
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 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.
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."
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 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.
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.