Best Sex Writing 2013 (Paperback)

The State of Today's Sexual Culture

By Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor), Carol Queen (Introduction by)

Cleis Press, 9781573448994, 212pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013

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Description

The Best Sex Writing series has has fundamentally changed the way people think--and what they say--about sexuality. Once again, Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected the year's most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual landscape. Major commentators examine the many roles sex plays in our lives in these literate and lively essays. Judged by the Dr. Carol Queen, who is without peer, this stunning collection of sexsmart essays is sure to stir the heart, the brain, as well as other major organs.


About the Author


Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is a writer, editor, event organizer and erotica writing instructor. She's edited over 60 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, Dirty Dates, On Fire, Spanked, Please, Sir, Please, Ma'am, and is Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle.com, Salon, Slate, Time.com, The Village Voice and numerous other publications. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and learn more about her writing workshops and consulting at EroticaWriting101.com.



Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. She is a noted essayist and erotic fiction author whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies. For more information see her website: www.carolqueen.com.


Praise For Best Sex Writing 2013: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

Praise for the 2012 edition:
"This book highlights not only the diversity of sexual issues prevalent in the public discourse but likewise the importance of all things sexual to human culture . . . Readers interested in sexuality and its role in politics and culture will find something of interest in this eclectic volume. A great opportunity to discover new voices, new sources, and new information on the subject of sex." --Library Journal
"The essays here comprise a detailed, direct survey of the contemporary American sexual landscape . . . Major commentators examine the many roles sex plays in our lives in these literate and lively essays." --Erotic Readers and Writers Association
"This is an exceptional collection of works - one worth owning." --Steve Isaak
"A snapshot of current "hot topics" related to sex in the U.S." --SEXpress
"Sober, serious, and though-provoking even when dealing with the most inflammatory of human issues, Best Sex Writing 2012 lives up to its title and is worthy of the highest recommendation." --The Midwest Book Review
"A must-read book, regardless of which sex you like." --Diane Anderson-Minshall, Advocate.com