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Rachel Kramer Bussel

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38. Erotica & Creativity with Rachel Kramer Bussel

Of Course I'm Not OK: The Podcast

What a treat! In today's episode, Karen & Katie welcome the amazing Rachel Kramer Bussel, a wildly creative and kind person who is also the editor of the long-running Best Women's Erotica Of The Year anthologies. The trio cover a TON of topics, including erotica, if Rachel ever gets sick of writing/editing sex topics(!!), talking dogs, jigsaw puzzles, mental health, YouTube stars, and upcoming books we don't want to miss. Thanks for listening - enjoy!Resources from today's episode: - Rachel Kramer Bussel's website: https://rachelkramerbussel.com/- Rachel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/raquelita?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor- Rachel's IG: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkramerbussel/- Best Women's Erotica IG: https://www.instagram.com/bestwomenserotica/- Feminist Erotica Podcast: https://rebelliousmagazine.com/category/podcasts-2/feministerotica/- Feminist Erotica Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/feministeroticapodcast/?hl=en- Rachel on the Feminist Erotica Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interview-rachel-kramer-bussel-on-creating-feminist/id1529483951?i=1000489313331- "Quickie" on Feminist Erotica of Rachel's writing: https://rebelliousmagazine.com/feminist-erotica-ep-1-3-quickie-flying-solo-by-rachel-kramer-bussel/- Call Your Mother sitcom: https://abc.com/shows/call-your-mother- Kopp Sisters Book Series (WWI women): https://www.amystewart.com/books/kopp-sisters-series/- The Personal Librarian (coming out June 29, 2021): https://www.amazon.com/Personal-Librarian-Marie-Benedict/dp/0593101537/ref=asc_df_0593101537/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=465161142177&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2555515975792920087&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033152&...- How Stella Learned to Talk: https://www.hungerforwords.com/book/- Mark Rober (YouTuber - glitter bombs): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1kMZp36IQSyNx_9h4mpCg- Mark Rober's IG: https://www.instagram.com/markrober/- Karen Puzzles (YouTube account of a woman that does tons of jigsaw puzzles): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2umy62ojMfxzzHkVcgEUUA

1hr 8mins

26 Apr 2021

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6. Rachel Kramer Bussel: How to Use Erotica for Pleasure and Healing

Sexual Healing Central

This episode features Rachel Kramer Bussel, who is the editor of the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series, including the latest, which is Volume 6. Women’s erotica can be so useful to connecting and reconnecting us to our sensual selves. Often we need something…interesting…to help us with that connection. Let Rachel Kramer Bussel give you so much more information about this medium and its uses. Give a Listen: 0:00 – Intro 07:00 – How did you get into editing/writing erotica? 10:00 – What makes a good erotic story? 16:39 – What does sexual healing mean to you? 23:28 – How to find female-centric erotica on the internet? 30:15 – How to use erotica for pleasure and healing (3 tips) Here’s how you can connect with Rachel: Rachel Kramer Bussel https://rachelkramerbussel.com/https://twitter.com/raquelitahttps://www.instagram.com/rachelkramerbussel/https://www.facebook.com/rachelkramerbusselauthor Best Women's Erotica of the Year serieshttps://www.bweoftheyear.com/https://twitter.com/bweoftheyearhttps://www.instagram.com/bestwomenserotica/https://www.facebook.com/bweoftheyear A bit more about Rachel: Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is the editor of over 70 erotica anthologies, including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, Going Down and the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series. Her erotic stories have been published in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 edited by Susie Bright and Succulent: Chocolate Flava II and Purple Panties edited by Zane. Rachel writes widely about sex, dating, books, culture and herself. She teaches erotic writing workshops around the world and online, and consults about erotica and nonfiction sex writing via EroticaWriting101.com. 


17 Mar 2021

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Quickie: Flying Solo by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Feminist Erotica

Hungering for new erotic reads to indulge in?  Then our quickies are for you! In each quickie, you'll hear a selection from a short story, novel, or other sexy text, just enough to whet your appetite. And we'll tell you where to go to read more. In this quickie, we feature "Flying Solo" about a hot travel-based hookup that happens within the parameters of an open-marriage.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


27 Aug 2020

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Interview: Rachel Kramer Bussel on Creating Feminist Erotica Anthologies

Feminist Erotica

Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of the Best Women's Erotica series among other anthologies. She also writes erotica herself! Karen and Jera spoke to Rachel about how she chooses stories that fit her own feminist values and how erotica can help readers and writers alike explore their desires in empowering ways.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


27 Aug 2020

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#326 - Rachel Kramer Bussel - Best Bondage Erotica of the Year Volume 1


Rachel Kramer Bussel, “arguably one of the most influential names in erotica” (Bellesa.com) has edited a new anthology released on March 10, 2020, through Cleis Press: BEST BONDAGE EROTICA OF THE YEAR, VOLUME 1. Rachel holds a BA in women's studies and political science from UC Berkeley and teaches erotica writing workshops around the country. She writes widely about feminism and sex and she has contributed articles to Time, Dame, and many others. Imagine… A cameraman puts a TV anchor on display in a whole new way… Two NASA officials wage an interstellar battle between protocol and desire, and one is taken captive… A gender-bending bounty hunter keeps his bounty hostage for more than just the monetary reward… Two warring neighbors discover that bondage can be a powerful negotiating tool… “Merlin” and the “Lady of the Lake” invoke the magic of the woods to fuel their fiery passions… Best Bondage Erotica of the Year is back with erotica maven and award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel compiling the most scintillating bondage stories into this one amazing collection. With a wide variety of different pairings, genders, and genres, these stories are all united in their deep desire for the mind-bending thrills of this o-so-delectable act. Whether you are exploring your kinky side, are looking for inspiration in the bedroom, or are simply interested in a sexy read, this collection is poised to please and titillate readers of any experience level who are keen to explore the depths of their own passions and penchants for the perverse. https://www.kinkycast.com/archive/2020-archive/326---rachel-kramer-bussel-.html


1 May 2020

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#158 Get Turned On With Erotica - With Rachel Kramer Bussel

Shameless Sex

How does erotica get us into our ultimate turn on? And how can we write our own sexy stories?  We also answer a sex question: I want more kissing with my wife. Want to skip to the interview? Fast forward to minute 18.  About our guest: Rachel Kramer Bussel is a writer, editor, event organizer and writing instructor. She’s edited over 60 anthologies, including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, The Big Book of Submission, Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories, Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories, Crossdressing, Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 and five volumes of the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, SELF, Elle, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere, and she writes regularly about book publishing for Forbes online. Her pansexual erotica has spanned numerous subjects, from French fries to Monica Lewinsky to boxing, as well as exploring lap dances, a dishwashing fetish, a nudist resort and a kissing party, among other scenarios and settings. Her work has appeared in Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 edited by Susie Bright as well as Zane’s bestsellers Succulent: Chocolate Flava II and Purple Panties, and translated into Italian, German and Japanese. She teaches in-person erotic writing workshops across the United States and around the world, as well as consulting via EroticaWriting101.com on erotica and sexuality nonfiction, and will be launching an online erotica writing class in 2020. Find her on Twitter @raquelita. To learn more visit rachelkramerbussel.com Other links: Get 10% off + free shipping with code SHAMELESSSEX on Uberlube AKA our favorite lubricant at uberlube.com Get $5 off while mastering the art of pleasure at OMGyes.com/shameless Get 15% off all of your sex toys with code SHAMELESSSEX at purepleasureshop.com Get turned on with 30 days free of super hot audio erotica at dipseastories.com/shameless Want to try one of our favorite boutique wines? Get 10% off of 3 bottles or more with code SHAMELESSSEX10 or 15% off of 6 bottles or more with come SHAMELESSSEX15 at marginswine.com


17 Apr 2020

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Erotica with Rachel Kramer Bussel


Artgasm is back! Kick of season 2 with erotica writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. We talk about the power of listening to smut while shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers AND how filthy fiction can expand your mind.

1hr 13mins

18 Mar 2020

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Rachel Kramer Bussel - Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 5


Welcome to Orgy Story! A narrative based podcast about orgies and the people who talk about them. Today on the show Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com), editor of Best Women's Erotica of the Year. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and get her book!Contact us: OrgyStoryCase@gmail.comInstagram us: OrgyStorySeason 2 is in production. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/orgy-story/donations


2 Mar 2020

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Steamy Stories with Rachel Kramer Bussel

Lady Books

In today’s episode, Tasha & Kate chat with Rachel Kramer Bussel - a veteran in erotic short fiction - about what goes into anthologies, from writing short fiction, editing, and curating her anthologies. [Click here for full show notes and links]


2 Jul 2019

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Episode 344: Rachel Kramer Bussel


Law school didn’t work out for Rachel Kramer Bussel. After failing to complete her studies as NYU, she began writing erotic on the side, while working as a paralegal. Twenty years later, she continues to write and edit works in the genre, even after moving to a far more suburban life in New Jersey. In the intervening years, she’s edited dozens of collections, including the Best Sex Writing series. The author sat down with us on a recent trip to Manhattan to discuss a two-decades long career that began as a happy accident and how life away from the big city has impacted her work.


16 Jun 2019