Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel


Rachel Kramer Bussel is the author of Sex & Cupcakes: A Juicy Collection of Essays and a sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME. She teaches erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences, sex toy stores and online, and has edited over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms. 

Rachel Kramer Bussel Articles

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Excerpts From Best Women's Erotica Volume 5

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes readers on an outrageous journey into the world of female fantasy and desire. Read...
My biological clock, it ticks.

Trying To Get Pregnant At 40 Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

If I truly believed I could simply buy my way to motherhood, though, I’d have maxed out my credit cards long ago. I suspect, however, that many of these products are simply too good to be true; they may work for a small group of women, but they aren’t a pregnancy panacea.

Dealing with creepy come-ons as an erotica author.

How I Navigate Creepy Come-Ons As An Erotica Author

The sexy words I write as an erotic author may intrigue, but they also invite readers into a level of intimacy that’s unintended.

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Kinky And Sober: BDSM In Recovery

Can you be clean and sober and still engage kinkily?

I am a social creature, and crave the sense of connection I find online. Image: Benjamin Child/Unsplash.

How I Manage My Social Media Anxiety

I used to be the kind of person whose every thought was fodder for Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. No matter how mundane, morbid, ridiculous, or inconsequential, I shared it. You might even say that sharing it was part and parcel of experiencing it.