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

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Okay, now you really better get there early and be prepared to stand!

Flavorpill on tomorrow's In The Flesh

Everyone likes a dirty story. From housewives and their throbbing-member paperbacks to the literati giggling over Joyce's letters to Nora, there's always been a place in literature for the felicitous four-letter word. Happy Ending Lounge indulges this age-old yearning in its new erotic reading series. As host, the Voice's own Lusty Lady, Rachel Kramer Bussel, instructs us on the dangers of drunk sex while encouraging us to get drunk and talk about sex. Although this month's topic is true confessions, we're sure Bussel will only be satisfied if you come again and again.


Note: In the Flesh takes place the third Wednesday of every month.