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, November 23, 2009

Photos from our AMAZING 4-year anniversary

The 4-year anniversary was everything I could have hoped it would be. I will be posting more videos this week, including how we decided who would win the JimmyJane 24-karat gold vibrator. THANK YOU to everyone who attended, helped, fed us and read. You all rock. It was a two hour plus night of smut, laugher and sex toys. And cupcakes.

All photos are by Anya Garrett. More in this Flickr set.

Me giving away the 2010 NYC Sex Blogger Calendar (featuring me, Desiree, Tess Danesi, Abiola Abrams and others).

Closeup of the back of the sex blogger calendar

Lily Burana kicked off the reading by reading from her memoir I Love a Man in Uniform about taking her husband to strip club.

Erica Kennedy read from her novel Feminista.

Jennifer Peters told us that her story "People in Glass Hotels" from Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists was inspired by the Standard Hotel.

As you can watch, Abiola Abrams wowed us by reading off her phone so brilliantly I think we all could've listened to it again. And again. Yay whores!

Desiree read about sex on a plane in "A Brief Respite" from The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories

Tess Danesi gets close to a "Purple Balloon" as she reads from Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories

Rosalind Christine Lloyd read about a sorority sister spanking from Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories

Petite model Isobella Jade regaled us with a tale of posing almost nude

Harley from New York custom cake/cupcake/dessert company Treat made the most amazing (and delicious!) chocolate mint cupcakes with the Molly Crabapple In The Flesh logo on them! Stunning. And glittery!

Chocolate banana cupcakes from Treat

And all 300 (!!) Baked by Melissa cupcakes got devoured. I'm not surprised!

Needless to say, I was a very, very happy host.