In Bed with Susie Bright always offers tips for greater sexual pleasure, but this week it's an intense look at the often misunderstood world of the clitoris and women's pleasure. Susie talks with sexuality scholar and author Rebecca Chalker about her book, The Clitoral Truth. Chalker is a member of the Federation of Feminist Women's Health and has been a pioneer in promoting ways for women to redefine their sexuality to emphasize full body pleasure. As you can imagine, Susie's a fan.
Susie explores some male masturbation tips when she visits www.jackinworld.com - the ultimate male masturbation resource. Susie recommends the "Torture Yourself" technique or how about the "Tiny One-Fingered Circle"? Then, Susie explores the place where the erotic and the romantic meet with another of her favorite erotic writers, Molly Weatherfield. Molly's the author of Carrie's Story, a S/M novel with a whip-smart heroine. In her mailbag, anal sex tips for a man who says he's a newbie on the topic.
It's enough to keep Susie up at night. She's worried that President Bush's choice to head the Food and Drug Administration's panel on women's health - Dr. W. David Hager - will be more concerned with a woman's relationship with Jesus than her body. Then, Susie offers her list of specific ways to improve your sex life on campus this semester, starting immediately! And, in her mailbag, Susie reads a follow up letter from a man who's proud to say he walked naked among strangers and lived to tell the tale.
Susie hears a juicy sex dispatch from a listener in North Dakota regarding a sex columnist recenty fired from the local student paper. Then, after years of debunking tantric sex, Susie's finally found a book that makes the practice seem down-right interesting, at least historically. It's called Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion by Hugh Urban and Susie reads part of the preface as well as the larger-than-life story of Chogyam Trungpa.
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's guest is Jen Sincero, author of the hilarious and wise The Straight Girls' Guide to Sleeping with Chicks. Jen and Susie share notes on the thrills of sleeping with women and offer tips on how you too can make your sexual fantasies a reality. Then, in the mailbag, Jen Sincero sticks around to help Susie with a letter from a man who says he'd do just about anything to help his wife get in touch with her sexual fantasies.
It's two great sex writers, thinkers, activists and friends for the price of one! Susie's guest is Dan Savage, author of the syndicated weekly sex advice column, Savage Love and two books, The Commitment and The Kid, as well as editor of the Seattle weekly newspaper The Stranger. Susie and Dan talk about a recent personal ad scandal, the politics of tranny boys, Dan's statute of limitations on identifying as bisexual, open relationships, gay marriage, and much more.
Susie reads one of her favorite stories from Best American Erotica 1999, "Three Obscene Phone Calls" by Marian Phillips. In each of the three calls, the callee relishes turning the tables on the caller. Then, Susie talks about a recent British documentary about jacking off elephants. And, in the mailbag, Susie hears from a man who's starting to become sexually active and who's scared of what he desires.
Susie recently went to Las Vegas for the Lingerie show, which is a convention, of sorts, of independent sellers of sex toys and erotica. Susie says her extensive knowledge of, and personal interest in, sex toys and actual pleasure set her apart from the rest of the purely for-profit crowd and left her a bit dismayed about the current slew of "f***erware" parties around the country. Then, in the mailbag, Susie offers some tips for a man who wants to get more out of his massage table.