By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel is an author, editor and blogger. She’s edited over 50 anthologies, including Orgasmic; Fast Girls; Gotta Have It; Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica; Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica; Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission; The Mile High Club; Cheeky Spanking Stories and Best Sex Writing 2013. Find her online at http://lustylady.blogspot.com and @raquelita on Twitter.

  1. Rachel Kramer Bussel has written about hoarding before. How many books does a person have to own to officially be labeled a book hoarder? According to Shelfari’s Compulsive Book Hoarders Group, the answer is simple: 1,000 or more. I wish I could honestly answer “there’s no such thing as too many books,” but as I learned from experience, that’s not true. Nothing brought this home for me like watching paid professionals cart away…

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  2. Sometimes when I see media covering a topic that’s familiar to me, I rejoice. It feels like a confirmation and validation—not that I need media to validate my existence, but especially when it’s about a topic I feel shame around, it can be comforting to find that others are dealing with the same thing. When it comes to Interview’s recent hoarding fashion spread, though, I felt the opposite. I’m a hoarder, and while I’ve…

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  3. A few months ago, an erotic writing colleague mass-messaged me asking I wanted to participate in a project to let Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James know that she had supporters by adding her as a Facebook friend en masse. This was aimed at counteracting some of the vitriol that's been sent James' way in the wake of her trilogy's 70 million-selling success from the erotic writing world (as separate from those claiming…

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