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.
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.
Do you have fond memories of high-school sex - a time of young exploration? But it's not so at one school in Brooklyn, where the teachers are having reckless sex that goes well beyond comprehension. James Madison High's... "Horndog High's"… most recent problem is a teacher tutoring sex rather than English with a 16-year-old boy. And there have been other teacher scandals in the past - stuff like two lesbian teachers caught in the act at school, and a male teacher emailing child porn.
It's our annual look at the Top Sex Stories of 2010. Susie loves to remember the most outrageous events from last year and to tote up how many news stories had to do with sex. She's always surprised by what made the headlines. This year's list ranges from the Sexting craze to the end of Craig's List sex ads - and more!
"In Bed, Maybe Not With Susie. . ."
The Bush White House's no-sex policies aren't just for high school classrooms anymore. Susie's recently learned that millions of federal dollars are being spent on promoting abstinence-only programs to single people in their 20s, and the absurdity of all is really starting to get to her. Then, Susie talks about a subject you just don't hear much about: how losing someone close to you affects your libido and sexual self. Finally, in the mailbag, Susie's holiday sex toy recommendations.
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'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 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.
Can we ever have too much sex? Can we ever love someone too much? On today's show, Susie discusses what marks the difference between healthy and addictive love. She speaks with author Rachel Resnick about her new book Love Junkie: A Memoir.
Oh, really? There's a rumor going around of a bright-orange, phallic shaped, Hawaiian mushroom that triggers spontaneous orgasms when women sniff it. That sounds great, says Susie - except that this is hogwash! Every few years, a different story about a new erotic aphrodisiac pops up, and sorry to say, it's just hype.
In scanning the recent sex news, Susie finds "family-friendly" editions of Titanic are hitting the video store shelves. Then, Susie invites one of her favorite sex radicals into the studio. Staci Haines is the author of A Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have a Great Sex Life after Sexual Abuse. In a warm and facinating dicussion, Susie talks with Staci about the process of sexual healing for incest survivors. In her mailbag, an intro to sex toys for men.
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)....
On this week's In Bed, Susie asks why the New York Times wants to rewrite Soul on Ice - but no one wants to address the Great White Cuckolding. Next, from the mailbag, is it "cheating" if someone in a polyamorous relationship forgets to mention they "stepped out"?
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!"
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 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.
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 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.