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Most erotic fiction doesn’t come with an accompanying glossary of Yiddish terms. Unless, of course, you are Shosha Pearl and your sexy fantasy novels involve Orthodox Jews and halachically correct plot lines.
A new website aims to fill a void in Jewish writing — erotica — and provide a voice for multi-faceted Jewish sexual expression.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is among the most well-known and prolific contemporary Jewish writers of erotica. Her work has appeared in more 100 anthologies, as well as in numerous online and print publications. She is a senior editor at Penthouse Variations, a contributing editor at Penthouse, and is the series editor for the “Best Sex Writing” anthologies. Her latest editing endeavor is “Obsessed: Erotic Romance for Women,” released earlier this month by Cleis Press. She spoke recently with The Sisterhood about stereotypes of Jewish women in the bedroom, why she doesn’t see feminism and submissiveness as mutually exclusive, and the good advice that she says applies to both writing and sex.