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Rachel Kramer Bussel
Works at RKB Enterprises, Inc.
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Red Bank, NJ 07701, United States
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I'm so proud of my 91-year-old WWII veteran ex-POW grandfather, Norman Bussel, for this essay today in +Washington Post Post Everything about his own and others' PTSD, his work volunteering helping veterans file benefits claims, and mental health issues for modern veterans. Please read and share. #PTSD   #veterans   #military  
Though the wars were different, every generation of soldiers has struggled after returning home.
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I'm posting this not only because the whipsmart +Violet Blue posted links to two of my pieces but even more because I always find out the most fascinating sex news links from her posts. Of special note for anyone using Blogger for adult-themed blogs are her links and writings on that topic. (Interestingly, I still haven't gotten a notice from Blogger, but I'm 100% sure there is something somewhere, probably multiple somethings, on my Lusty Lady blog that would not pass the new adult guidelines.)
With my new indie book Filthy Housewives (here on Amazon), all sales go to the authors! Image via longtime online friend, Unscathed Corpse. Reddit
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I wrote about the #fiftyshadesofgrey  movie for +Thought Catalog. #fiftyshadesofgreymovie   #FSOG  
I’m far more interested in the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey on discussions of sexuality than the impact of Christian’s whip on Ana in the movie.
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My main criticism of the movie is that there wasn't enough character development.  That said, I look forward to the sequel.  I've read countless opinions about the movie.  Ninety-five percent of those opinions have been negative.  However, reviews and such are just that - opinions, and in life, I rely on my own.
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This week's Philadelphia City Paper column was inspired by Jennifer Weiner's NYT piece on pubic hair and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. I talked to a salon owner and the director of a pubic hair documentary about what women are doing with their pubes. #pubichair   #sportsillustratedswimsuitissue  
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Here's a free excerpt from kinky yoga story "Baddha Konasana" by Corvidae in Best Bondage Erotica 2015, my new anthology from +Cleis Press out in print and ebook! +Cleis Press  #yoga   #kinky   #bondage   #erotica   #books  
To celebrate the release of Best Bondage Erotica 2015, we’ll be posting excerpts from each story here on Tumblr. Today’s is from “Baddha Konasana” by Corvidae. “There’s a clank of metal hitting the...
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I'm braving the cold tonight to head to Brooklyn to read at indie bookstore BookCourt. Skip #FiftyShadesofGrey  and join us at this free reading and Q&A. Plus I'll be giving out free bookmarks and postcards. It's the first and probably last reading I'll do aloud from Best Bondage Erotica 2015. See you there!  +Cleis Press +Cleis Press  #books   #bookstore   #Brooklyn   #erotica   #free   #NYC  
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My Philadelphia City Paper #sex  column this week profiles Philadelphia dominatrix Domina Devorah and her work. #prodomme   #dominatrix   #domme   #BDSM   #kink   #philadelphia   #sexcolumn  
She's been wielding a whip full-time since 2012.
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My latest DAME column on sex for conception (my wiring title was "When Sex Is For Making Babies"). Thank you to everyone who talked to me, including Patrick Flynn, playwright, Giant Box of Porn, the play I've been thinking about since I saw it last summer which inspired this. Special thanks to Latham Thomas of Mama Glow who had very smart, fascinating things to say! #sex   #sexuality   #motherhood   #conception   #DAME  #sexcolumn
What happens to a heterosexual couple when the motivation for sex changes from recreation to procreation?
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I both write and editor erotica, and as an editor I am aways especially excited when authors get very creative, as Lucy Felthouse did with her knitting bondage erotica story "Trinity's New Hobby" in my new anthology Best Bondage Erotica 2015. Here's an excerpt from it.
To celebrate the release of Best Bondage Erotica 2015, we’ll be posting excerpts from each story here on Tumblr. Today’s is from “Trinity’s New Hobby” by Lucy Felthouse. “Just then, she heard Colton...
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My next +LitReactor.com 4-week online erotica writing class starts May 5th. It's limited to 16 students and is expected to sell out. You'll get weekly assignments and feedback from me and fellow classmates along with detailed market information, including exclusive Q&As with erotic writers on their publishing experience (both traditionally published and self-published), as well as information from editors and publishers on what they're looking for right now. Plus you can ask questions about any aspect of erotic writing you're interested in. 
Writing about sex is so much bigger than one little Grey trilogy. Learn to write about sex with skill and grace, and then how to sell it, in this four-week workshop.
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For +Salon I interviewed genderqueer feminist porn star +Jiz Lee about their forthcoming anthology How to Come Out Like a Porn Star, which I believe will also be relevant to people with other aspects of sex work or sexuality they want to come out about. #sex   #sexwork   #porn   #pornography   #comingout   #LGBT  
A new collection of essays edited by a genderqueer porn star explores coming out, in public and private
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Last year, thanks to +Thought Catalog Books, I had the honor of becoming an author of my own book, this book of essays, Sex & Cupcakes. Now it's an audiobook read by the only woman I'd trust with my deeply personal stories, +Rose Caraway, who is amazing! +Rose Caraway +Rose Caraway  #audiobook   #sex   #sexuality  
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  • RKB Enterprises, Inc.
    writer/editor/blogger, 2011 - present
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Red Bank, NJ 07701, United States
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writing about sex, dating, books, pop culture, hoarding and cupcakes
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I live in New Jersey though I travel frequently. I write, edit and read voraciously. I'm a sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME. I blog about cupcakes at Cupcakes Take the Cake. I've edited over 50 anthologies including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms (my favorite!), Cheeky Spanking Stories, Best Bondage Erotica 2015 (and 2011-2014), Fast Girls, Orgasmic and many others. My writing has been published in Alternet Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Elle.com, The Frisky, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Inked, Medium, New York Post, New York Observer, Refinery29, Salon, Slate, Thought Catalog, Time.com, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, The Washington Post and other publications. I teach erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences, sex toy stores and online at LitReactor.com.
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Editor of 50+ anthologies, sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Political Science and Women's Studies, 1993 - 1996
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I try to eat healthily, but it's often hard to do when things like pizza are easy and cheap. Enter Iconic Hand Rolls, where sushi lovers don't have to break the bank or wait for their meal. I was already excited about the concept of this place, since I love hand rolls (also: I have been known to eat nori plain, cause I love it). They make hand rolls using white or brown rice (same price) and each one is a good size; I'd say 2 make a perfect meal, though one plus a side is often filling, depending on what meal you're there for. All of the rolls I've had are very good; I especially like the scallops, spicy tuna and salmon, and eggplant. But to me it's the sides that take Iconic Hand Rolls from a decent to an awesome place to eat. Their kale salad is simple but delicious, and their cauliflower has made me see a vegetable I was iffy about as something I'd eat any time. I often get one roll and a side of kale salad and cauliflower. They also offer soy sauce and a soy sauce/wasabi combo on the table, for those who like their food a bit on the spicy side. They are quick, cheap, healthy and, best of all, delicious. Also, open pretty late. Definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of sushi.
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