August 22, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

Hear your favorite sex columnists tell all—from horror stories to hate mail to come-ons and sexcapades! With Julia Allison ("The Dating Life," AM NY), Nicole Beland ("Ask the Girl Next Door," Men's Health), Erin Bradley ("Miss Information,", Ellen Friedrichs (, Rutgers University), Greg Gilderman ("The Dating Life,"Metro), Laura Leu ("Sex Diary," Penthouse), Stephanie Sellars ("Lust Life," New York Press) and Jamye Waxman (Playgirl), and your host, Rachel Kramer Bussel ("Lusty Lady," The Village Voice). Books and magazines, as well as mini cupcakes, will be given away.

In the Flesh is a monthly reading series hosted 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 Village Voice sex columnist and acclaimed erotic writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel. 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. Future themed nights include Revenge of the Sex Columnists (September), comic sex (November) and erotic memoirs. Since its debut in October 2005, In the Flesh has featured such authors as Andy Horwitz, Jessica Cutler, Polly Frost, Maxim Jakubowski, Emily Scarlet Kramer of CAKE, Edith Layton, M.J. Rose, Lauren Sanders, Danyel Smith, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, and many others. The series has gotten press attention from Escape (Hong Kong), The L Magazine, New York Magazine, Gothamist, and Wonkette. This series is not Amanda Stern's Happy Ending Reading Series.

For more information, please visit the In the Flesh Reading Series blog.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York City-based author and editor. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and a Contributing Editor and columnist for Penthouse, writes the Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice, and conducts interviews for and Her erotic stories have appeared in over 60 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and she's edited her own collections, including Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2, Up All Night, First-Timers, Glamour Girls, and the forthcoming Ultimate Undies, Sexiest Soles, Secret Slaves, and Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists. Rachel has also written for AVN, Bust, Metro, New York Post, Punk Planet, Time Out New York and Velvetpark.

Julia Allison is a writer and columnist, best known for her weekly
column, "The Dating Life," in AM New York, a daily Manhattan newspaper
that reaches more than 320,000 readers. She got her start as a now
clichéd college sex columnist at Georgetown University, but since then
she has written for Cosmopolitan, New York, COED, Teen Vogue,
Seventeen, Capitol File and Men's Health, among others. In addition to
a regrettable stint on Elimidate, America's #1 cheesiest dating show,
Julia has been featured in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Fox,
CNBC, CBS and NPR. She appears regularly on Fox News as an
entertainment pundit.

Nicole Beland, a former Cosmo senior editor, has been the Men's Health
Girl Next Door for the past six years and also writes the He Says/She
Says sex and relationship column in Women's Health. She's the author
of Girl Seeks Bliss: Zen and the Art of Modern Life Maintenance and
Sex: The Whole Picture.

Erin Bradley is writer living in New York City. Erin is the author of Miss
Information (, a weekly sex
and dating advice column, and Girlgonemad
(, an online dating
blog, both appearing on Originally from the Midwest, Erin
is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned a degree
in Human Resources (don't worry, she doesn't know what that means
either). When she's not writing freelance for various entertainment
and tech publications, Erin can be found working on her screenplay and
watching television documentaries with Creature, her morbidly obese

Ellen Friedrichs is a Brooklyn based sexuality educator. She holds an
MA in health and human sexuality education and started her career in
sexuality at Manhattan's Museum of Sex. From there she became the
behind the scenes expert for Planned Parenthood's website
answering hundreds of thousands of sex questions from information
starved teens. Currently, she teaches sex education to teens in the
South Bronx and human sexuality to biology students at Rutgers
University. She also runs sexuality workshops and writes about the
subject when she has a chance. These days she also hangs out with her
baby. More information about Ellen can be found at her website:

Gregory Gilderman's column appears in Metro newspapers of Boston, New
York, and Philadelphia. His first book, She's the One: What Makes a
Woman a Keeper and Other Mysteries of the Male Mind Revealed, will be
published by Penguin in January 2007.

Laura Leu writes a monthly column for Penthouse called "Sex Diary."
She has also written for Maxim, Stuff, Shock, Sync, Riot, and
contributed to the book Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How
They Are Changing The Sex Industry. As a sex and relationships expert,
she has made several TV appearances and does a weekly sex segment on
Maxim Sirius Radio. She recently launched a line of underwear, which
can be found at

Stephanie Sellars is a writer, filmmaker, and performer. Her
provocative column "Lust Life" appears weekly in New York Press. She
also writes features and reviews. Her first film "Twenty Minutes of
Immortality" (in which she can be seen in the buff) has been airing
regularly on IFC for the past three years. She has sung about town in
cabarets and jazz clubs. She has written several screenplays and an
autobiographical novel. As Stephanie enjoys channeling dead writers,
she co-produces and hosts a reading series
of Dorothy Parker material.

Jamye Waxman has been called the nexxxt generation of sex educator
( With a Masters in sexuality education from Widener
University in Pennsylvania. She currently writes three sex columns:
"Sex Ed" for Playgirl Magazine and two dating and relationship columns
for Steppin' Out Magazine and The Philly Edge. She is also the
co-writer and producer of the latest Candida Royalle feature, "Under
the Covers," (Femme Productions) and is currently working on her first
book, entitled Women loving Women (Quiver Press, Spring 2007). Jamye
also teaches classes on all things sex both privately and for the
popular website/social calendar Waxman was a
producer of the popular Metro TV show Naked New York. She is president
of the national organization, Feminists for Free Expression.

Posted by jamye at August 22, 2021 05:00 PM