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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sex and Comedy Night group photo

So many little birdies told me that Sex and Comedy Night was a hit! THANK YOU to Carolyn Castiglia for being guest host, to all the readers/performers, to Gloria, Tess and Diva for helping and everyone who came out!

You can see more photos in this Flickr set and video will be coming soon. And don't miss November 19th!

In The Flesh Comedy Sex
L to R: Shayna Ferm, Carolyn Castiglia, Marty Beckerman, Shawn Hollenbach, Margot Leitman, Mindy Raf, Dan Hirshon, Megan Carpentier.

Taken at Sex and Comedy Night at In The Flesh Reading Series, October 15, 2009. Photo by Anya Garrett.

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