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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Best. Press. Ever. In The Flesh in New York Times's UrbanEye column

This means...get there early! Also means your host is ECSTATIC to have her reading series plugged in the paper of record. I love that they said "Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures," not only cause it sounds hot, but it's true. I especially enjoy mixing it up, and tonight, with John Blesso's erotic beach memoir (or at least, he'll be reading a sexy part) and the Latina erotica of Juicy Mangos and gay and lesbian erotica from Perry Brass and Catherine Lundoff respectively, and me possibly reading about bukkake (or something just as dirty), you have quote the mix. I have lots of candy, cupcakes, books and games to give away, in addition to all the naughty stories you'll be hearing, and I'm working on a piece for Huffington Post defending erotica from its disparagers. Also, please mark your calendars for our move to Thursday nights starting next month on September 20th with such a wild, awesome lineup I'm sure it'll be standing room only (and we're taping that one!): Marie Lyn Bernard, Andrew Boyd, Jessica Cutler (yes, the one and only), Polly Frost and co. performing from her sexy soap opera, Todd Levin, and Samara O'Shea.

Straight from today's UrbanEye:

You’ll Know What He Did Last Summer

Upset at having to stick around the city on steamy August
weekends? Live vicariously tonight when John Blesso,
author of the memoir “Sharehouse Confidential: Sex,
Drugs and the Single Life Inside an Epicurean Beach
tells all. His reading is part of the In the Flesh series, in which the writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots
and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side. Tonight’s installment also includes Michelle Herrera Mulligan, the editor
of “Juicy Mangoes,” a collection of Latina erotica,
and Perry Brass, author of “Carnal Sacraments,”
billed as “a historical novel of the future.”