Get a free story and 20% off your first order when you sign up for our newsletter. You'll receive updates about new titles, events, special offers, and other Cleis news. 

Join now

We (heart) FetLife: BDSM & Fetish Community for Kinksters, by kinksters

How Did You Hear About Us?
Social Media (Facebook, twitter, etc.)
Search engine
Radio / TV


Trade Paper
ISBN 978-1-57344-899-4
5 1/2 x 8, 248 pages

LGBTQ Studies
Sexual Politics
Women's Issues

Buy The eBook
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Apple iBook
Google eBook

Buy the Audio Book

Share |

Best Sex Writing Series

Best Sex Writing 2013

The State of Today's Sexual Culture

A Different Kind of Sex Education

The Best Sex Writing series has fundamentally changed the way people think—and what they say—about sexuality. Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected the year’s most challenging, literate and provocative pieces on this endlessly fascinating subject.

Major commentators examine the many roles sex plays in our lives, including Jonathan Lethem, who looks back on his first experience of being a young artist in a room with “Live Nude Models.” Rachel Swan’s “Sex by Numbers” does some data crunching on polyamory, which turns out to be one of the fastest growing relationship styles. “Very Legal” is a surprising survey of senior sex by Alex Morris, and Melissa Gira Grant’s “Happy Hookers” is an insider look at the normalization of prostitution.

Judged by the incomparable Dr. Carol Queen, this stunning collection of sex-smart essays stirs the heart and the most important sex organ of all—the brain. From bisexuality to feminist BDSM and better vibrators, condoms in porn and Tim Tebow’s virginity, Best Sex Writing 2013 offers the smartest views on contemporary sexual culture.

RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL ( is a New York-based author, editor and blogger. She has edited over forty books of erotica, and has been published in over one hundred anthologies. She has won 8 IPPY Awards and the National Leather Association Samois Anthology Award. Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan, Curve, The Daily Beast, Gamour, Huffington Post, Penthouse and more, and has appeared on "The Gayle King Show" and "The Martha Stewart Show." She blogs at

Also by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Home | About | Spotlight | Cleis News | Cleis Awards | For The Media | How To Order | For Booksellers | Contact | Resources | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2015 Cleis Press, All Rights Reserved.