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, January 18, 2008

Photos from last night

There will be more, but for now, some pics from last night's In The Flesh...all photos by Stacie Joy

A group shot of all the readers:

Group shot from Blogger Sex Night at In The Flesh January 17, 2008

L to R: Dashiell Bennett (Fleshbot), Jen Dziura (Jen is Famous), Martha Burzynski (Alice Ayers), Nichelle Stephens Nichelle Newsletter), Rachel Kramer Bussel (Lusty Lady), Allison Bojarski (CrossFitNYC), Lolita Wolf (Lolia's Predictions & Predilections), T.A. Hines (Funky Brown Chick).

My fellow cupcake bloggers in our blinged-out cupcake t-shirts from Newark, Delaware's Sweet-N-Sassy Cupcakes:

Allison, Nichelle and me in our blinged-out cupcake t-shirts

Me with Funky Brown Chick T.A. Hines:

With T.A. Hines, aka Funky Brown Chick, at In The Flesh

Me with Kumquat Cupcakery's peanut butter chocolate mini cupcakes:

With Kumquat Cupcakery's peanut butter chocolate cupcakes