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"Highly addictive." (Jezebel.com)
"The best of audible.com is...a witty program called In Bed with Susie Bright." (Playboy)
"Maybe the best sex writer in America, period." (Boston Phoenix)
"Let's face it. She's not boring." (The Los Angeles Times Magazine)
Hmmmm.. reading several recent reviews prompted me to step up to the plate here and talk about how I hear Susie, and place her in the current cultural landscape. To me, she's kind of like a funny, funky, articulate, thoughtful, frank friend at my kitchen table. She doesn't split off her sexual self from the rest of herself, and she weaves it all together in a sexually, culturally, politically explicit way that I find powerful and real. She's deeply humane and a bit utopian. This is a long standing and valuable tradition in this country!!
Susie is dull, repitious, full of herself, and needs an editor. She said she was inspired by a teenager's questions, hoping next time she is not quite so inspired.
I've listened to about 5 shows now and I have to say I'm hooked. I read a reveiw below about this show appealing to Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer-ist types and that actually attracted me to it. While I thought at first that this might just be sex sex sex, I was glad to hear everything Susy has to say about sex being just as much of a mind thing as it is a physical thing. Also the way she talks about sex research and education being touchy subjects in colleges really helped me to understand that to educate people about sex and talk VERY openly about relationship issues is a very gratifying and socially responsible way to meet an informational need that is not being met in our American communities. By showing young and old alike that sex is not and should not be a hush hush subject, Susy has made herself an invaluable tool for everyones educational progress.
I was really disappointed with this program. There is some good discussion material at the core of the program, way, way down at the core. If you can get over wanted to crawl through your earphones and strangling this woman as she constantly laughs at her own not-so-witty commentary and you believe Republicans and long term couples do not have sex, you might find it an interesting listen.
This is the best sex talk show around. It is perfect for the beginners and not so beginners. Susie and her listeners answer just about every question known to man. Would highly recommend.
I thought i would try this as a change from my usual choice. Boy was I disappointed! i was so bored that i nearly fell asleep. I thought this was going to be an involved show but instead, its just susie bright discussing issues and a main topic and she sounds totally out of the loop. I was embarrassed at how unpolished it sounded. Its totally unrehearsed and half the time she sounded like she didnt know what she was talking about. If you have insomnia, this might be your cure!
I guess I originaly thought this was going to be a mature program about couples and sex, but when in the first five minutes of the program the host proceeded to test out a vibrater on herself, It was clear this was not going to be the case. For the most part, the show was a trip down memory lane for the host and guest about their 70's porn careers except when they took a break from that to advise on how you and your partner can swing with other partners. The host tries REALLY hard to sound sexy, but she sounds more like a 55 year old woman talking like a very naughty five year old. Your better off letting this one go.
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