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2005 Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel

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  • My New Year's Sexolutions

    published December 27, 2005

    I'm looking forward to starting over, sexually speaking, in the new year. Having gone through a trying 12 months, I'm making some sexolutions to... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published December 13, 2005

    The holiday season offers candy, parties, and for many of us, visits with family. Families can be an odd mix of devoted love and constant... More >>

  • What's Behind Rape Fantasies?

    published November 29, 2005

    How many women have rape fantasies?" my friend Michael Malice asks over drinks. The question comes out of thin air. "I don't know, but it's... More >>

  • Single, Female—And Over 40

    published November 15, 2005

    Having just turned 30, I've had age on my mind. Do the "big numbers" mean big changes in our dating status? What if, come 40, or even 50, I'm... More >>

  • The New Faces of Chastity

    published November 1, 2005

    Lauren Winner ( is an unlikely poster girl for abstinence before marriage. Forget... More >>

  • On Not Having Sex

    published October 18, 2005

    The last time I had sex was July 8. It sounds severe to state it that way, but it's been on my mind. I share this so those of you who imagine me... More >>

  • Four Fetish Fanatics

    published October 4, 2005

    The one porn video I own that always gets a comment, and usually an incredulous stare, is The Sex Lives of Clowns. "What?" people ask,... More >>

  • 'True Porn' Comics Bare All

    published September 20, 2005

    I'm a comics virgin. Aside from Betty and Veronica, the Sunday funny pages, and the occasional Diesel Sweeties visit, I've looked at... More >>

  • Sexual Revolution 2.0

    published September 6, 2005

    Some of the hottest sex I've ever had has been virtual—no hands touching me but my own, my fingers typing away, my eyes reading words that... More >>

  • Sex and Dating Deal Breakers

    published August 23, 2005

    Bad grammar. A hairy back. Refusing to perform oral sex. Yelling in public. Lying. Lateness. Discussing your urology practice. Telling a date you... More >>

  • Full-Frontal Photo Shoots

    published August 9, 2005

    The first time I posed nude was in a Park Slope kitchen with a woman I'd dated. And by posing, I mean for lesbian porn mag On Our Backs... More >>

  • Taxicab Hookups

    published July 26, 2005

    Next to airplanes, taxis may be the most fun moving vehicles to make out in, and they are certainly more convenient. Stumbling into a cab on the... More >>

  • Of Human Bondage

    published July 19, 2005

    If you aren't used to seeing sex on the big screen, in all its natural, nude, and very normal glory, you may squirm during Michael Winterbottom's... More >>

  • The Sex Lives of Comedians

    published July 12, 2005

    "My boyfriend is so into fantasy football, he makes noises while playing it that he doesn't even make during sex!" comedian More >>

  • In Praise of Dirty Words

    published June 21, 2005

    Reading aloud words you know will arouse a crowd is exciting, but also daunting. A few weeks ago, I took the stage at Williamsburg's Galapagos for... More >>

  • Dirty Bisexuals

    published June 14, 2005

    My best friend coined the phrase "dirty bisexuals" to poke fun at the idea that people like her boyfriend and me are sick and twisted because... More >>

  • Spanking Jessica Cutler

    published May 31, 2005

    Robert Steinbuch likes to spank and be spanked. So do I, but our similarities end there. Whereas I've proudly edited Naughty Spanking Stories... More >>

  • Eating for Arousal

    published May 17, 2005

    Next to sex, eating is the most sensual act I know. My favorite sexy food is the cupcake. Biting into one of these sugar-fueled snacks makes my... More >>

  • Is This a Date?

    published May 3, 2005

    I wish I could tell you all about my torrid sex life, but the closest I've come lately is holding hands with an elderly scenester. Believe me,... More >>

  • Mothers Who Like to Fuck

    published April 19, 2005

    Lately, my biological clock's been ticking loudly, but I realized I know little about women's sexual transformations after pregnancy. In honor of... More >>

  • Teens' Sexual Rights

    published April 5, 2005

    I lost my virginity the summer after high school. Had I grown up in the '90s rather than the '80s, I'd probably have popped my cherry long before... More >>

  • Books

    published March 29, 2005

    Novelist Jonathan Ames explores sex changes as the editor of Sexual Metamorphosis, gathering pieces from photographer Loren Cameron, former... More >>

  • Our Cheating Hearts

    published March 22, 2005

    Cheating is everywhere lately: in the news (Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards), on TV (Desperate Housewives), and in my life. Last week, I... More >>

  • Casual-Sex Myths

    published March 8, 2005

    Casual sex gets a bad rap, even in these supposedly liberated times. While books like The Hookup Handbook: A Single Girl's Guide to Living It... More >>

  • Personal-Ad Adventure

    published February 22, 2005

    No sooner had I penned my column on threesomes than I received an e-mail whose subject line read, "Rachel, will you answer our Craigslist ad?"... More >>

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