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, 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®.
"I love Susie!"
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"
"Hi, I'm Susie and I have herpes." You don't? What? Well, you're in the minority says Susie and it's well past time for everyone to get over herpes - their own or their lover's. Susie answers everything you ever wanted to know about herpes and much more in her first segment. Then, talk of more golden ticket giveaways leads us down the path of golden showers. Finally, in the mailbag, Susie offers some timely advice to a woman caught in a military love triangle.
Last year Susie presented a show about herpes, and today she revisits this most prevalent STD. Let's go undercover and listen to "Herpes Confidential, Part 2". Susie will update us on the latest and cheapest drugs that keep the disease at bay.
A hilarious, wildly erotic, and biting satire of Hollywood, Blue Movie tells the story of King B., an Oscar-winning director who's determined to shoot the dirtiest and most expensive X-rated movie ever made; Sid Krassman, a producer who's made a fortune catering to the tastes of the American public, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood sex symbol who'd give anything (and everything) for a chance to do something "serious."
On today's show, Susie looks at what's happening to "trans consciousness" these days. Like early gay liberation, which was smeared by vicious right-wingers but hailed by ultra-politically correct left leaners, the search for explaining transgender is on. And because it can be hard for the general public to make sense of real people who are trans, many love having a celebrity in the picture to help them embrace a confusing idea. Caitlin Jenner is our new trans role model, but Susie has a beef with America's choice of Caitlin.
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"
Susie looks at a new study showing why Americans are having less sex then ever. Next, a map that shows all the names given to syphilis before it was "syphilis" doubles as a guide to national prejudice. And finally, it's "New on Audible": a very special edition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
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!"
Susie loves science, so today she brings you the real reason why women menstruate every month. It's not so women can have babies; it's all about self-defense when they get pregnant. What? Seems like evolution has created a maternal-fetal conflict. All the bloating, discomfort, and raging hormones are the result of nature making women ready to deal with the chance of motherhood and the real possibility that a baby will challenge a mom's status quo.
Susie starts off today's show with an announcement about her newest book: Mother-Daughter Sex Advice. Then we meet "Sybil", a former stripper, and finally Susie has helpful advice about how to live with herpes and enjoy sex.
In this frank and intimate program, Susie Bright delves into the secrets of our true desire, providing an "erotic manifesto that is a call for everyone to reclaim sexuality, cast off sexual shame, and overcome repression."
"yes, that's my nipple"
Susie is a judge in a contest that decides which politicians were the year's "best" purveyors of public corruption, outlandish behavior, and betrayals of the public trust. This annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Talking Points Memo, is called the Golden Dukes, in honor of former US Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who epitomizes the iconic modern scandal. This year brings a bumper crop of crazy and unethical behavior by so many lawmaker "contestants" that the judges had a hard time picking who was the worst with so many to choose from.
Have you heard about the Christian Evangelicals' "soulgasm"? It's an orgasm that is God-given when you play by all the religious right's rules. Doesn't sex that is sanctioned by the Almighty sound too good to be true? Susie has a lot to say about this and all the contradictions presented by the holier-than-thou crowd. Today's show features an interview with Dagmar Herzog, author of Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics.
Susie talks to author and scholar Laura Kipnis about her new book Unwanted Advances, which looks at Title IX in higher education and its effect on sexual paranoia and free speech.
Today's show is part 2 of our Sex Predictions for 2009. We'll look at what journalist Violet Blue from San Francisco has to say about cybersex and sexchips. Maybe, just maybe, the New Year will show us about the power of love in the ether world. Susie ponders what sex robots are, what the end of porn as we know it means, and this question: Statistically if more babies are born in August, will they all be named Barack?
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"