Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel ( is a New Jersey-based author and editor. She has edited over 50 anthologies, including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica and The Big Book of Orgasms. She teaches writing workshops at colleges, conferences, sex toy stores and online and tweets @raquelita.  subscribe to Rachel Kramer Bussel's feed

Posted on: Oct 3, 2015, Source: Salon

Schumer's lauded for leaning in "like a boss" while Dunham was pilloried for thinking she was worth millions — why?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: Salon

Hackers threaten to expose clients of the extramarital dating site—but many aren't even there for sex.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015, Source: DAME

The solution to ending sexual shame needs to be both political and personal.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: DAME

It starts with taking shame out of the equation.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source: DAME

I usually roll my eyes when I see a headline questioning whether bisexuality exists.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Salon

Male sex toys are much more common than you think.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2014,

Sex experts share secrets for softening the blow.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Salon

I thought my boyfriend would be amused when I ordered another sex toy. Apparently, it was one too many.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: SeXis Magazine

If you’re adaptable, sex can continue (with yourself and others) for one’s entire lifetime.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Jennette Fulda wasn’t sure what was going on when she started getting headaches, only that eventually she had to come to terms with the fact that her headache wasn't going away.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In 2011, it’s still considered perfectly acceptable to attack women based on their supposed sluttiness.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With sex on college campuses still often a taboo topic, Sex and the University shows how these authors generated important discussions amongst their peers.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Yet another reason feminism still has work to do: women who surpass an entirely arbitrary number of sex partners are labeled 'sluts.'

Posted on: Dec 14, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Polyamorous relationships need trust and communication -- not so different from monogamous ones.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Carol Platt Liebau's new book is the worst in a recent spate of teen-sex-shockfests.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Is the bogeyman of "sexual addiction" scaring people out of having sex?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary offers up a disturbing history of the first vibrators and shows that sex toys aren't just for pleasure -- they're political.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2007, Source: WireTap

A founder of an innovative sex-ed program explains her holistic, inclusive approach to teaching teens about the birds and the bees.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2007, Source: SMITH Magazine

Exploring abortion at 14, her rocky relationship with her mother Alice Walker, and the ecstasy of bearing a child at 37, the content of Rebecca Walker's memoir provides fertile ground for this probing interview.