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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573449636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573449632
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Short and sweet is the name of the game with this collection. You won’t get long, languorous tales, but you will get stories that are designed to get you hot and bothered in a flash."
—Retail Me Not

"An inspiring collection."
—Cara Sutra

"One of my favorite erotica anthologies of the past year (of all time, even) has to be The Big Book of Orgasms,edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. It’s got 69 stories, of varying lengths, and there’s something in it to get just about anyone with any type of taste aroused. Great present and a great tease for sexy things to come …"
—Jillian Boyd, Lady Laid Bare

"I'm going to enjoy this book for many orgasms to come!"
—Septimus Reviews

"In Rachel Kramer Bussel’s latest release, there are at least 69 different ways to come, every one more delicious than the last. Within these pages, characters discover new and ever more satisfying ways to find the big O, and the range of pleasure is fun, steamy, and explores the wild spectrum of pleasure."
—City Book Review

"This book shows orgasms in all their varied glory and I have no doubt it will inspire many folk’s erotic encounters for a long time to come!"
—Secret Pleasures Boutique

"Orgasms for everyone! Quickies galore! This naughty anthology is full of “one-handed reading”: sexy stories that cover a broad range of fantasies, fetishes, kinks, and experiences, each story suitable for a single sitting. The Big Book of Orgasms is a must own collection for any erotica fan."
—Tattooed Book Review

"This book would be great to read with a partner or at a sexy gathering. Sharing these tiny morsels erotica would be a great way to get a sexy evening started. They can also be read when you need a little solo time. There’s so much delightful variety in this book, I know I will go back to enjoy them again."
—Life on the Swingset

"There’s a story for everyone in this book from romantic, public play, kinky, solo play and much more!"
—Reviews by a Nerd

"If I had to use only three words to describe The Big Book of Orgasms they would be: Creative, Explosive, and Hot!"
—Sexologist Vixenne

"Rachel Kramer Bussel has quickly become my favorite author and editor and when you read this book it’s easy to see why. Her works always reflect real sex with real people, not fantasies written by those who’ve never experienced them. With each book I’ve read of hers, it’s evident that she pours her heart and soul into her work. If you have never had the pleasure of reading one of her works, I highly recommend you don’t put it off any longer. I promise you won’t be disappointed."
–Kink Etc

"With each new story, a different kink or passion is explored, drawing out the reader's attention and keeping it from from foreplay, to climax, to post sex snuggling. Either read one at a time or as one solid novel, this book has something for everyone."
—Bitches N Prose

"If you are looking for a book that will make you happy, satisfy you deepest darkest desire, and fulfill your lust filled fantasies, I suggest you add The Big Book Of Orgasms to your shopping/reading list right now!"

"Rachel Kramer Bussel has assembled a tome of orgasmic delight in her scorching anthology, The Big Book of Orgasms. Filled to the brim with 69 sexy stories penned by the creme de la creme of erotic authors, there is a story for everyone that is sure to insight, excite and enflame."
—Literary Vixens

"While it’s hard to choose just one book of erotica to cap off the year, The Big Book of Orgasms is definitely up there. Esteemed erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel brought together 69 authors for this one, which features a heaping helping of the good stuff — intense, earth-shaking orgasms."
—She Bop

"Saying that you'll be eager to relive each of these stories more than once is a serious understatement. Not only will you be left wanting to relive some of these stories, you will undoubtedly find yourself wishing to experience some of these for yourself."
Night Owl Erotica

"A goldmine of erotica that will get under your skin and into your heart."
Bare Naked Lady

"There is a great deal of diversity, sexual and otherwise, in The Big Book of Orgasms."
Asbury Pulp

"I highly recommend checking out The Big Book of Orgasms because it’s easy to read, is super sexy, and can be worked into anyone’s time schedule. Whether you read it alone or read it aloud to help spice up foreplay, it’s the perfect bedside companion!"
Property of Potter

"Every imagined way of orgasm is covered, and maybe some that hadn’t been imagined as well. There is something here for everyone, whether LGBT, vanilla or kink, you will find it here. Scintillating, and at times scorching, these stories are."
Madison Kink

"The stories are well written and surprising. They are personal and political, and each one pushes taboo and reminds us that sex is much stranger and more varied than we think."
The Daily Californian

"The stories are short, so choose your hand or vibrator speed carefully. Don’t be surprised when you have to dog-ear pages to return to your favorites. You’ll want to revisit these stories. Or should I say—you’ll want to come again."
–Weekly Alibi

"We humans can eroticize anything. Feeling better? You should. And whether you're an erotica regular, a dedicated lover, a dirty squeeze, or an orgasm virgin."
San Francisco Bay Guardian

"This is one of Bussel’s best!"
—Kitty Stryker

"Climaxes you'll want to relive again and again."
Erotica Readers and Writers Association

"What makes this book easily one of the most exciting Cleis Press titles I’ve read all year is the level of reality and humanness presented in the stories."

"I recommend reading this brand new anthology of erotic short stories. Short, hot and steamy revelations. An excellent bedside companion for youself or story time with a partner."
Columbus Free Press

"This imaginative book of adult fun is great book for ideas with that special someone. They are all different, not one is like another. Great to read to that special someone for a little added spice or to read alone and share what you learned later."
Networking Witches

"Hot stories and people getting off six (or 69) ways from Sunday."

"This book certainly lives up to its title. While never wavering from mainstream sexual tastes, there's an admirable amount of variation in the lust play and shadings. If you're looking for a light-hearted erotica romp anthology, this may be the collection for you."
Reading by Pub Light

"These are great little stories by well-known authors and each one is worth picking up the book."
Romancing the Book

"69 sexy stories from seasoned erotica writers as well as newcomers to the genre, all writing very different tales about how their characters achieve the Big O in 1,200 words or less. This climactic collection features all sorts of sexualities, characters and ways of getting off."
Erotica UK

"Erotic editor Bussel (Baby Got Back) proves less is more in this collection of nibble-size erotic stories that are just long enough to fuel the imagination."
Publishers Weekly

"Rachel Kramer Bussel will help you find your inner 50 shades."
On Milwaukee

"It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite story from this collection because so many of them resonated with orgasms past or piqued my curiosity to explore ones I’ve yet to discover."
—A.C. James, author of Cursed Ever After

From the Back Cover

Ecstatic Passion

Dr. Ruth once said legendary editor Rachel Kramer Bussel "is only satisfied if you come and come again." Bussel, the editor of the bestsellers Orgasmic and Gotta Have It, has captured 69 top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on the Big O. The characters in The Big Book of Orgasms have fun exploring their desires and reaching new depths of pleasure with lovers who range from sweet to sweetly kinky.

A man's sexy strut incites a woman to take matters "In Her Hands" in Tenille Brown's story, while the narrator of Emerald's "Payback" rekindles an old flame and ignites a spectacular passion. Bussel's own searing "I'm on Fire" reveals all the pleasures to be gained through obedience. These are climaxes you'll want to relive more than once.

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Rachel Kramer Bussel knows what she's doing!!
Kelly F. Martin
If you enjoy reading very, very short stories, with little time for character development, a variety of hot sex scenes, then this is the book for you.
Susana Mayer, Ph.D.
There's really something for everyone in this anthology, and with 69 stories, if one doesn't quite work for you, just turn the page.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By eaglebeaky on October 3, 2013
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I have been a fan of Cleis Press' anthologies for quite a while now -- and, in my opinion, prolific editor/author Rachel Kramer Bussel has outdone herself with this huge & varied collection of stories. With 69 short stories in all [written by an impressive team of talented authors including Tenille Brown, Emerald, Donna George Storey, and Kay Jaybee among many others], there really is something for everyone here. Each of the stories is entertaining, sexy, and very well written. Everybody who reads this book will come away with their own personal favorites, but to me a few of the stories clearly stood out: Thomas S. Roche's "How You Christen A Bed" is an uplifting story that anyone who has ever had to move on after an all-too-recent break-up will relate to... Annabeth Leong's "All You Do Is Play" (about an improvised rock & roll performance for a grateful audience) is worthy of several encores... Logan Zachary's "Remote Control" could have been published in a science-fiction anthology; it's also humorous, surprising, and sexy... I don't think I will ever be able to turn on The Weather Channel ever again, without thinking of Salome Wilde's urgent "Weathering The Storm"... Virgie Tovar's "Count Out The Strokes" has a tense build-up, followed by a sudden satisfying conclusion... "Icing On The Cake" by Lula Lisbon is an unexpected treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and a sense of humor... Jade A. Walters' "The Flogger" is an absolute knockout... and "I'm On Fire" by Rachel Kramer Bussel delivers actual flames to an already-smoking-hot collection of stories. Dozens of great short stories, collected in a single book -- all for around twelve bucks? Do yourself a favor, and toss a copy of this "Big Book" into your little shopping cart right now.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BookChickLovesLit on October 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
Erotica, good erotica, is so much more than a story about sex. That is the core of course but well written erotica makes us feel (pun intended) like any inspiring musical composition. If you look at the root word eros it means life force and without eroticism you have no sexuality and no continuation of our species. Making love, sex, is a basic drive, a need that sustains us, creates art, and is sacred in all its many forms.

It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite story from this collection because so many of them resonated with orgasms past or piqued my curiosity to explore ones I've yet to discover.

All You Do Is Play by Annabeth Leong had me wondering at the possibility and remembering so many concerts swaying to the vibrations rocking through my body. By the Beat by T. Fox Dunham built a slow crescendo with its metronome. Meanwhile, Piano Man by A.M. Hartnett took me back to my college days playing open mic nights and to lovers who could play me like a harp.

The Gallery Exhibit by Chris Komodo took exhibitionism and made orgasm into art. Matinee by Suleikha Snyder reminded me that eroticism doesn't mean sex. It doesn't mean sex at all. A look, a touch, a brushing of arms can be just as hot or hotter than the most passionate kiss or embrace. At the same time Meeting Myself by Anya Levin reminds us that sex is timeless, ageless, and does not end.

The stories that made my husband hand me more sunblock because he was sure I was getting too much sun on my face was Forced Orgasms by Shoshanna Evers and The Flogger by Jade A. Waters.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alyssa Turner on September 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
As with all anthologies, there were certain stories that I gobbled up first. Heading to the table of contents, I sought out my familiar favorites, and with those contributions I found exactly what I expected: solid and engaging tales--good and sexy. Of those, I want to mention Shoshanna Evers's Forced Orgasms, which stayed with me long after. I love that we are in the male POV and able to see his kink through his eyes; feel his compulsion, understand the why and not just the how. Donna George Story's usual talent for bringing you close to her main character was evident in her ingenious, sweet and relatable tale, Book Lover, where a visit to a book store triggers a Pavlovian response to the scent of paperbacks.

These are not stories of the exclusively buff and brawny or swimsuit model-types. Characters who represent all kinds of people, with all their variety of orgasms, give us a peek into sex lives that may not look like your own--may not be anything you've even considered, but you can experience through this diverse collection of Erotic shorts.

I found some new authors to follow in this collection along with my standard favorites. As a whole it makes for a nice addition to any bedside collection. Read this with your lover for inspiration and perhaps some interesting conversation. Something for everyone to find scintillating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kitten Boheme on December 7, 2013
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I had meant to write a review of this book a long time ago, I loved it, but I didn't believe that one book could be so great... so I decided to read it a 2nd time with more a critical eye. I have just finished the 2nd reading and guess what... it really is perfect! Rachel Kramer Bussel really shines in her latest anthology, she has put together a HOT selection of stories for every person's taste. Clearly a lot of love went into the selection of each sexy, well written, story. I kept expecting to run into a story that made me go "meh" so I could skim through it quickly and move on to the good stuff, but it never happened, each and every story is a real winner. I love the short, concise length of each individual story, just enough to get you hot and running off to have a big "O" of your own.

Do yourself, or a friend, or a loved one, or a co-worker a favor and buy this book. Read it, share it, love it! Then thank Rachel Kramer Bussel for the great orgasm.
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