Monday, April 9, 2012 - 7:30pm



Powerhouse pundits Rachel Kramer Bussel and Susie Bright have gathered the best, boldest, and brightest minds on sex and culture today.


In Best Sex Writing 2012,  sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel and noted commentator Susie Bright, this year's guest judge, collect the most challenging and provocative work on this endlessly evocative subject. Find out what's behind the latest political sex scandals in "Sex, Lies, and Hush Money", learn about how "Atheists Do It Better", and find out "Why Lying About Monogamy Matters". From an insider look at being gay in the military pre-DADT and an impassioned defense of circumcision to a dating site for people with STDs, nuanced explorations of teen sex laws, prostitution, sex at 66, SlutWalks, female orgasm workshops, and more, Best Sex Writing 2012 explores the smarter side of sexuality. This is bedtime reading for erotic intellectuals and those who want to go behind the latest leering headlines for real talk about the topic on everyone's lips.  


Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 35 anthologies, including Best Bondage Erotica 2011, Fast Girls, Orgasmic, Passion, Bottoms Up, Spanked, and Please, Sir and Please, Ma'am, as well as Best Sex Writing series editor. Bookslut has said about her work, "Bussel always portrays sex as delicious, wonderful, and fun." She writes the biweekly “Secrets of a Sex Writer” column for SexIs Magazine. Her writing has been published in Crushable, The Daily Beast, The Frisky, The Gloss, Jezebel, Mediabistro, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Zink and other publications. Her books have garnered five IPPY (Independent Publisher) awards. She is the cofounding editor of the popular blog Cupcakes Take the Cake.


Susie Bright is one of the world's most respected voices on sexual politics, as well as an award-winnning and best-selling writer who has edited hundreds of the finest authors working in American literature and progressive activism today. She was a screenwriting consultant on Bound, Erotique, and The  Celluloid Closet, and hosts the show "In Bed with Susie Bright" on Audible.com. Her most recent book is Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir







Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today's Sexual Culture By Rachel  Kramer Bussel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573447591
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Cleis Press - January 1st, 2012