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, May 24, 2010

True Sex Confessions photos

Some of what happened at True Sex Confessions Night, in photographic form. All photos by Anya Garrett. See more here.

We ate snacks.

And Baked by Melissa cupcakes.

We got free copies of Penthouse Variations and Penthouse Forum and SexIs Magazine.

We bought books from Mobile Libris.

The lucky among us got very sexy footrubs by Luna.

I read dirty emails from an affair I had.

Rae Padilla Francouer read from her memoir Free Fall.

Slut Lullabies author Gina Frangello told us about her husband's penis size.

Kathleen Rooney took our photo and told us about getting a Brazilian bikini wax, in Brazil.

House of Cards author David Ellis Dickerson told us about finding out that some women like to have their breasts touched...and hiring a prostitute to fondle hers.

I was laughing so hard and trying not to pee during Dave and Ethan's set that I'm not actually sure what they were singing about besides dates, kissing and sex, but it was hilarious!

I read many of your true sex confessions, written on the fly on index cards. What a wild bunch!

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