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, 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.
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.
As Susie reaches for a tissue, she has an important question for you: Sex and the flu bug - do orgasms help you get better, faster? Is getting down and working up a sexy sweat good for the sinuses, or is rest really what you need? It's flu season, and inquiring groins want to know. Susie says, "Why not grab a cup of tea and sit back while we think about sex as a medicinal aid?"
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 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.
Susie starts out today's show looking at a new study that has some shocking (not!) results. Bisexual men exist!!! Okay, so now science has done the research to prove that some people really are bi and not just gay in disguise. Susie looks into the methodology and tests they used, and tells us about how the study used sensors to monitor participant's erectile responses while watching various X-rated videos. Looks like the penis has spoken and can't tell a lie.
Susie starts off today's show by discussing the hacked Ashley Madison website, which offers discreet affairs for married people. The site has come under fire, but not just for the hack. When their database of confidential users was leaked, more interesting data surfaced as well. It looks like the site's whole service was a scam. Next, Susie found a great article about sugar daddies (and mommies)....
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.
Each week Susie answers a letter from a listener. Today's show puts the spotlight on our "Try This at Home" mailbag, in which a loyal listener writes that she was bothered by a recent show when Susie spoke about the best positions for sex - but only for heterosexuals. What about us lesbians? says our letter writer. Well, Susie has a lot of great advice for everyone, so today, here they are: tips for homosexuals.
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!"
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!"
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.
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, 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"
This week, Susie takes a look at realistic latex sex dolls. Then, Susie recommends two great erotic foreign films: Head-On and Late Marriage. Plus, in the "Try This At Home" mailbag, Susie helps a woman who's husband refuses to take his much-needed Viagra.
Listen to all 52 episodes of the 11th season of In Bed with Susie Bright. Susie digs deep into sex secrets and controversies that influence all of our lives. All IBWSB shows feature frank discussions and questions about what happens behind closed doors.
Susie has a question for you: Do you want to "restore" your marriage, or stick a fork in it? A recent article from the New York Times "Modern Love" editor has Susie laughing and crying about trends in helping those struggling with marital non-bliss. Daniel Jones writes about the conventional ways couples try to reignite passion and get the love back in their relationships. Susie finds a lot of these ideas troubling: planned date nights, planned hugging and kissing, planned sexy nights out...stop! Working at change is great, but come on.
Just close your eyes and listen...Cyborgasm is a collection of erotic fantasies recorded using technology developed for Virtual Reality applications. From sweet nothing whispers to no-holds-barred lust, Cyborgasm sounds so real you can feel it.
"Aural pleasure only"
Susie starts off today's show with a remembrance of Helen Gurley Brown. Back in the 1960s, Brown, ahead of her time, offered up the idea that single women liked sex and should have a lot of it. She went on to become the editor of Cosmopolitan, where she was the first to bring titillating images and headlines to women's magazine covers. Susie plays a radio interview of Brown as she talks with conservative talk-show host Joe Pyne.