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, December 17, 2008

Gawker, New York Observer, and becoming a "real New Yorker"

Sheila McClear over at Gawker hyped our resident fameballs, Neal Boulton and Rex Sorgatz (pictured below via Gawker). Please come out to hear what I'm sure are going to be wild tales from them and all our readers.

In The Flesh gets Gawked

And Meredith Bryan plugged this week's In The Flesh in her 8 Days a Week column in The New York Observer:

Meanwhile, horny yet perpetually flaccid hipsters flock to a True Sex Confessions Night on the Lower East Side, where, explained buxom brunette host Rachel Kramer Bussel, “people can give their own true confessions on index cards and I read them out loud.” Ms. Bussel, an editor at Penthouse, started writing erotica when in law school at N.Y.U. Also: “I have a blog about cupcakes.” Of course you do!

And perhaps most excitingly, my little reading series is #182 of a Meetup group's 1001 Things To Do To Make Me a "Real New Yorker" - join the group here.

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