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Rachel Kramer Bussel

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Basic Training by Rachel Kramer Bussel

The Kiss Me Quick's Erotica

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New Jersey-based author, journalist, copywriter, anthology editor, erotica writing teacher, consultant, and event organizer. She writes widely about sex, dating, books, pop culture, feminism and body image. Rachel has written for numerous publications, including, BUST, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, DAME, Elle.com, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, The Frisky, Gothamist, The Hairpin, Harper's Bazaar, Inked, InStyle.com, Jezebel, Marie Claire, Mediabistro, Men’s Health, The Nervous Breakdown, New York Post, New York Observer, New York Press, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Penthouse, Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy.com, Playgirl, The Root, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, SELF, Slate, Time.com, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, among other publications.  Rachel conducts reading and erotic writing workshops worldwide at sex toy stores, universities and events, as well as online. Out now!!! In Medias Res: You in the Midst of Things Edited by Rose Caraway FOR SHOW NOTES READERS ONLY! If you're reading this, that's you!  Tweet at us "I ❤️ @theKMQ" You'll win TWO Audiobook! That's right TWO!!! Contest goes through May 2022 Check out our other hot new audiobooks from the Sexy Library! Big Book of Orgasms, Vol. 2 69 Sexy Stories By: Rachel Kramer Bussel Narrated by: Rose Caraway Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 03-02-22 Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them By: David J. Ley Narrated by: Rose Caraway Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 11-23-21 While you're at it, check out our other hot new audiobooks in The Sexy Library! http://bit.ly/KMQSexyLibrary Follow us on Twitter! Rachel Kramer Bussel @raquelita The Kiss Me Quick's Erotica  @theKMQ Rose Caraway @RoseCaraway Dayv Caraway @BigDaddyDayv The KMQ would like to thank the following musical artists Audio K NihiloreKMQ introduction music by Vyvch


10 May 2022

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Hashtag Single

A lone girl sits on a busy New York City subway. She is huddled in a warm, burgendy down coat and pink hat, in sharp contrast to the fluorescent lights and cold metal that's around her. She is intently reading something on her phone and as she scrolls a flush comes to her cheeks and her eyes widen in interest. The small rosebud "O" of her mouth is hidden beneath her KN95 mask.  A burly man in construction books sits down with a thud next to her, startling her focus.  She can't help but notice his thick thighs tightly stretched against the denim of his jeans, manspreading his way towards her.... .... What do you think?  Not bad for a first try? This month I can't wait to introduce you to Rachel Kramer Bussel, wonderwoman of a million literary things but this month, editor of the newly released anthology of erotica, "The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2."  I was lucky enough to be sent an early copy of this book to read as well as an earlier book she edited that was released in July 2021 entitled "Coming Soon: Women's Orgasm Erotica" and read both in tandem, switching back and forth between the two (often on the subway!).  In this episode, Rachel and I chat about what got her started in writing and editing erotica, how erotica can help us discover what turns us on without fear of shame or judgement, and why fantasy is such a necessary part of a healthy sex life, whether you're single or partnered. The Big Book of Orgasms released February 8th, 2022 for all of you looking to spice up your solo sex lives this V-Day and I highly recommend both books to treat yourself right! :) Buy the The Big Book on Amazon here. Buy Coming Soon at an independent retailer here. Learn more about Rachel here. Submit your own erotica for consideration of publication here!


9 Feb 2022

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Social Intercourse - Hot Pockets: Finding Space for Erotica with Rachel Kramer Bussel - Episode 20

Social Intercourse podcast

Social Intercourse is back with a bang! Join Sarah & Theo along with special guest Rachel Kramer Bussel - writer, educator, and erotica editor extraordinaire! Rachel shares what she's learned in her 20+ years of creating, editing, and consuming erotica, and talks about the ways that erotica can help us better understand our own sexuality - and inspire our pleasure for decades to come! Rachel’s Website: https://rachelkramerbussel.com/ Twitter: @raquelita Instagram: @rachelkramerbussel Best Women’s Erotica of the Year: https://www.bweoftheyear.com/ https://rachelkramerbussel.com/call-for-submissions - Sexy Strangers and Couples erotica calls for submissions https://www.bweoftheyear.com/call-for-submissions - Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 9 call for submissions http://www.erotica-readers.com - Erotica Readers & Writers Website https://www.thekissmequicks.com/ - The Kiss Me Quick's podcast Show Links & Transcript: http://bit.ly/SiPodcastLinks Website: http://bit.ly/SocialIntercoursePodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/socialintercourse Sarah Sloane's website: https://www.sarahsloane.net


9 Feb 2022

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Out in the Open about Erotica, featuring Rachel Kramer Bussel

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Sex sells—and sex writing shows up in countless genres beyond just erotica. So while we’re focusing on erotica this week with guest Rachel Kramer Bussel, who’s edited more than 70 erotica anthologies, we’re also talking about sex writing more generally—the history of erotic literature, why erotica collections tend to be anthologies rather than single-author books, and some tips to think about if and when you come to the page to write your own sex scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Jan 2022

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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

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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