In this excerpt from In Bed with Susie Bright, Susie interviews Yale psychologist Paul Bloom about his fascinating best-selling book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like. Paul and Susie talk about the pleasures of sex and how we perceive them.
"Interviewer lost the sale"
Susie Bright interviews Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem. Lauren talks about her incredible real-life experience “auditioning” for the harem of Prince Jefri of Brunei.
"This is an interview?"
Susie Bright, long-time host of Audible's own In Bed with Susie Bright, talks with Ian Kerner, the best-selling author of Be Honest - You're Not That Into Him Either and She Comes First. With years of personal and clinical experience between them, Susie and Ian talk about the sexual dilemmas facing women and men these days - everything from dating, marriage, porn, body image, and much, much more.
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 begins with a look into who Dan Savage is reading at bedtime, then we go with the Ayatollah under the bedsheets, and we wind up at a security check-in having naked musings with the guard....
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.
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 is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals her tricks of the trade and shows you how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and humor. Easing the aspiring writer into the creative process, she tells you how to write the steamy plots and sensual characters that publishers and readers (and listeners) are looking for.
"If you fantasize about writing - read this book!"
This week's show concentrates on one special topic that many listeners continue to have questions about: the G-Spot and women's orgasm. Yes, the Big O. Today's show will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about the illustrious G-Spot. Over the years, Susie has written books, interviewed authors, and answered many listeners' questions about just what is the female G-Spot.
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.
Susie starts off today's show with a look at a comic strip that takes on the "Orientation Police". That's right - it's those annoying people who have a problem with someone else's sexual orientation, and they have to make sure you know about it! Cartoonist Bill Roundy has Susie in stitches as she reads aloud his comic about dating transgendered men. She also describes his funny drawings.
"Just what I needed tonight - what an amazing woman"
Susie tries to make sense of legislator Bob Allen's wildly irrational explanation for his recent arrest on sexual solicitation charges in a public restroom. Next, in another New York City interview, Susie speaks with transgender author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein. Susie and Kate discuss Bornstein's latest book, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, as well as gender hierarchy and depression.
Susie is off this week and wants you to enjoy a New York City interview she had in 2007 with transgender author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein. But first, Susie tries to make sense of legislator Bob Allen's wildly irrational explanation for his arrest on sexual solicitation charges in a public restroom.
Asexuals, bachelors, and hookers have the spotlight on today's show. Susie answers a question from a listener who wants to know if there is an unspoken etiquette for Lot Lizard's at the local truckstop: "How can I be sure the prostitute is legit?"
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.
Susie is off this week, but she wants to revisit an interview she had with Eric Schaefer, author of Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution. Professor Schaefer teaches at Emerson College in the Visual and Media Arts Department. His book looks at exploitation and sexploitation within films, tabloids, novels, and audio recordings.
What's the real scoop about cannabis and smoking-hot sex? All is revealed in an article entitled "High Satisfaction" at Nerve.com. Susie reads from Kate Hakala's story, and she reviews the effects of combining weed and sex. Think about what pot does: loosening inhibitions, relaxing one's state of mind, and inducing neurochemical pleasure. Combine that with sex, and fun stuff might well happen. There's not much research on the topic, but stoners will attest that these two activities go hand in hand.
Ho, ho, ho.... Susie is off this week to celebrate the holidays. But she wants you to enjoy a show from 2008, when Susie responded to her overflowing mailbag of listener questions. Usually we tackle one question per show, but today we're playing catch up as we hear from five people looking for Susie's help. The topics vary from female ejaculation and vaginal health to how a massage can lead to getting it on. Susie also answers a letter that asks for advice about domination.
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!
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"