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, November 21, 2007

More True Sex Confessions on YouTube

Photos from November's In The Flesh are coming soon, too. Now, in addition to the video of Lux Nightmare below, we have more, all shot by Richard Blakeley. Below, in order, is me (Rachel Kramer Bussel), Anna David (reading from her novel-in-progress), Kimberlee Auerbach (reading from her memoir The Devil, The Lovers and Me: My Life in Tarot), Isobella Jade (Coming soon! I'm trying to figure out the problem with this one - on being a nude model), and comedian Rachael Parenta (on blowjobs and figuring out what it means when a guy asks you to come over for "tea"). For those who are wondering, Selina Fire asked not to be filmed. Enjoy! And if you like them, please favorite and rate them well.