In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at for booking or other information or interview requests

Thursday, April 20, 2006

And now for the recaps from the readers and audience members

Audacia Ray had a fabulous time and here's audio Audacia

So did Judy McGuire

Jessica Cutler wishes she'd had a hairbrush - we need a photo of her prop pronto to really do the reading justice!

Felicia Sullivan was thrilled to talk about porn and her John Holmes obsession

Dan Allen's entire tale is online

Josh Kilmer-Purcell is probably still recovering from our apperance on The Joey Reynolds Show - okay, he finally posted his recap.

Miriam Datskovsky is too busy to blog but said it was a great relief from the stress of school

From attendees (send me your writeup if you don't see it here to rachelkb at's Scanner correspondent F. Russell captures Jessica Cutler's tampon story with syntax.

The lovely Viviane weighs in on her favorite readers and just how filthy things got!

AM NY columnist Julia Allison on why she's glad she came out to the event - us sex and dating columnist chicas need to stick together!

Gillian Leigh has also posted some great photos

Nichelle, my fellow cupcake blogger and co-producer of Chicks and Giggles, who said the sweetest thing:

The talent and beauty in Happy Ending was almost overwhelming. I got to see old friends and meet people who I previously only knew via email. I am so proud of RKB, because as a fellow producer, I know how good it feels put on an event, entertain and bring people together. It was a smashing success!

Flora Fling on the "f*ckability factor:"

There were no boundaries last night. One-night stands, sex in public, fisting, the lousiest lay ever, you name it, these readers wrote it. Quality, heartfelt writing no matter how filthy the subject. Each reader was as entertaining as the previous one.

Next up, reader number 4 and the first male reader for the evening, Dan Allen. A tall, skinny comedian and blogger. Not a guy I would immediately be attracted to....but then there's the f*ckability factor

The title of Urban Gypsy's post is "Cock & Dumplings" - you've gotta read it just for that, though it's omstly about food and fucking and not so much the reading series, though if In The Flesh inspires people to sex things up, that's cool by me.