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

Friday, September 22, 2006

Is Nicole Beland normal?

Originally uploaded by brianvan.
At In The Flesh on Wednesday, Nicole Beland told us she thinks this photo looks like the woman's lips are so red because she's just been eating out a woman who has her period. Then she asked the crowd, "Is that normal?"

Nicole was incredibly charming (not to mention still came out and gave a really awesome presentation even with a cold) and her confessions were a hit. More people should bring props! (Erin Bradley and Stephanie Sellars also did). A full writeup coming soon, but you can check out some photos by Brian Van from "Revenge of the Sex Columnists" here.

Also, exciting In The Flesh announcement coming soon - my little series is going bigtime!