There are very few things in this world that we appreciate more than free porn (and the ability to watch it on our cell phones). After all, the myth that only men enjoy sex and watching porn is so outdated. We. Love. Sex. Finding the right space to properly enjoy porn while also working, doing your share of the chores, and raising any babies can be a challenge, though. Sure, sometimes you mute the video because the dude’s utterances are just so tired. However, most porn is best experienced with the volume up, which makes it hard to enjoy in a house full of people. While you may not hold any shame attached to self-pleasuring, you’d probably still like some semblance of privacy, right?
Enter erotica (or Literotica). Not only does reading your porn mean you can do so in absolute silence, but it’s also much easier to read when you’re lacking privacy. After all, that block of text could just as easily be a work email or another Scary Mommy article, instead of a totally wild and satisfying sex story. Of course, not all erotica is created equal. Can you imagine what a post on Literotica from your high school boyfriend might look like? Cringe. There are plenty of truly decent sites out there, though, that offer great material. Below are some of our favorites.
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Literotica might be one of the oldest and most extensive collections of free online sex stories. Everything is categorized in two ways. First, you can look up exactly the kind of stories that fall into your specific area of sexual interest. Think bondage, pregnancy, and interracial sexual explorations. The stories are also categorized as if they were filed in a bookstore. Do you want something more Sci-fi/Fantasy, a work of historical fiction, or perhaps something more romantic? They also offer summaries of each short story. Whatever you’re into, Literotica has made it extremely easy to sort through quickly and find just the right thing.
Looking for something a little (or a lot-le) less heteronormative? Nifty is an excellent resource for free online erotica featuring the LGBTQ+ community. You can narrow it down based on your interests, needs, and orientation. In other words? No matter how you identify, you should be able to easily find yourself in the sex stories posted on Nifty.
Another giant collection of free online erotica can be found at ASSTR. Their website is easy to navigate and filter. And, if you post to their site, you could even find your work featured in one of their anthologies. Talk about an ego boost.
Masturbation can be just as sexy and sensual as sex with another person. However, it’s often overlooked in the erotica community. To be fair: It’s often insensitively portrayed in the porn industry, too. After all, are you masturbating for yourself… or for your partner? At Solo Touch, all the stories are all centered on self-pleasure.
Like it a little rough? BDSM Cafe is an advocate for all things, obviously, BDSM. They offer free sex stories, poetry, galleries, and videos that all cater to adults with kinks that line up with that sexual philosophy. They offer short-form and long-form sex stories, all totally free.
Ever start a story, erotic or otherwise, and then hate the turns it takes? At CHYOA, your erotic adventure is almost entirely in your hands. Haha. Get it? In your hands? Enjoy!
We’ve all been there. We just finished an amazing show or movie but immediately thought, “Those two people shouldn’t have ended up together!” That is literally the reason fan fiction became a “thing.” At AFF, your fan fiction will come with a side of hot, graphic sex. Think it’s a little too nerdy for you? Fun fact: 50 Shades Of Grey actually started as Twilight fan fiction.
Not only does Kinkly give some chef’s kiss-worthy sex tips, but they also offer up a hefty collection of erotica.
While the website is a bit garish, the stories on TDS are honestly nothing short of hot. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that everything published on the site is supposed to be true.
In addition to their sex toy market, Volonte also offers its “pleasure project” blog. They offer erotic stories and give you the low down on pleasurable sex positions and relationship advice. You’re welcome, Mama!
Girl on the Net is actually a personal blog and some of the stories are super romantic and filled with The Notebook level “I love yous” and heartfelt realness while other stories are first-person blow blows on someone’s experience using a c***ring. So there’s something there for everyone.
This site is geared specifically toward women to get them to strum their “lady guitar” if you know what we mean. *wink* *wink* But just in case the euphemism went over your head, Clititcal designs content they want you to masturbate to (just in case the title wasn’t obvious enough). In addition to free erotica, they also offer super positive masturbation guides and tips. So get into it! You might learn something new, that keeps you coming back for more (you see what we did there?).
Remittance Girl is a free online site that gives you stories centered on pleasure and sexual fetishes that will help get you (and your partner) going. It categorizes its topics so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Stories are great but so is learning about real-life sexual experiences. Sex, Love, and Everything explores the relationship of a married couple with an open marriage. They practice polyamory and write about their experimenting, sexual partners, and what it’s like having these experiences. If you’re married or just looking to try something new and interesting with your lover, not only are you getting a good steamy story but you might discover some new kinky activities to try. Part of what makes Sex, Love and Everything different is the realness and nonfictional aspects of its writing.
No. Seriously. In case you missed the memo, everyone is self-publishing on Amazon these days. And while you can pay your hard-earned money for a lot of it, there are also tons of free erotica on the site. Why? Many up-and-coming authors will offer their newest books for free for a limited time. Offering books for free still counts as sales (kind of) and it helps push their books higher up on the bestsellers and most popular lists. They are also hoping that after you read their work, you will leave a review. Writers who publish on Amazon might have slightly better writing chops than those who post on the above websites. But, it is also often their first foray into self-publishing. You should get some decent content entirely for free. So, make sure you leave that review as a “thank you.” As for the subject matter? Anything is fair game on Amazon. There’s even a collection of (wait for it) dinosaur erotica. Read the teaser before you download the book.
Best Erotic Podcasts About Sex
While you shouldn’t drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform long division while listening to erotica, you can do just about anything else. As long as you got the headphones on you can listen to these erotic podcasts as you do dishes, run a load of laundry, or tidy up the kid’s toys. Here are just some of our favorites to tantalize you during the day and fuel your fantasies at night.
Myths About Bodice Rippers
If we haven’t made it abundantly clear yet, let us do so now: There’s nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to reading erotic fiction. And, TBH, it sucks that there’s still any stigma at all surrounding the bodice-ripper genre.
First, let’s explain the bodice ripper genre. Bodice rippers are sexually explicit, romantic novels in historical settings. Think damsel in distress, think Harlequin, and think Fabio on the cover brandishing a sword and medieval garb as a breathless woman with a heaving bosom hangs on to his giant biceps. You know the books, you browsed them quietly as a teen at your local library or bookstore. The genre is a billion-dollar industry on its own with a strong following and self-publishing arm. But even with all that success, there is so much misinformation about them. Here are a few commonly perpetuated myths contributing to the stigma that is — spoiler alert — totally false:
- Bodice rippers are just for the old and/or desperate. Throw away any preconceived notions you may have had about Literotica readers. Over half live with significant others. And while the average reader is a 35 to 39-year-old female, 18 percent of the readership is male.
- Readers are uneducated. Actually, according to Everyday Health, almost half of people with a penchant for bodice rippers have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- They’re all outdated. Actually, the times they are a’changing. With the rise of self-publishing, more and more people are putting their work out into the world… and that includes plenty of modern writers.
Popular Literotica Books
Want something you can curl up with and read, bookmark, and return to again and again? Well, these novels put the “lit” in literotica.
- Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai
- Mister O by Lauren Blakely
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
- Betrayal by Naomi Chase
- Their Virgin Captive by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
- Billionaire Bad Boys series by Carly Phillips
- The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien
- A Touch of Temptation by Julie Blair
- Bared to You by Sylvia Day
- The Sex Chronicles by Zane
- Mechanic by Alexa Riley
- The Pearl series by Arianne Richmonde
- The Family Jewels by Carole Hart
- Dark Lover by R.J. Ward
- Ageless Erotica Edited by Joan Price
- The Amorous Woman by Donna George Storey
- Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
- The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
- The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
- Mister O by Lauren Blakely
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice and A. N. Roquelaure
- Betrayal by Naomi Chase
- The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien
- The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me
- A Touch of Temptation by Julie Blair
- Love Machine by Kendall Ryan
- Finding Master Right (Masters Unleashed) by Sparrow Beckett
Write Your Own
Who knows better about what you need to finish the job than yourself, right? Ever have a sexual encounter that you thoroughly enjoyed? Or maybe one you wish played out differently? Spend some time with your memory and your expectations, then put pen to paper. (Or fingers to keys!) If you’re worried that erotica is “beneath you,” then fear not. First, on all these sites you’re free to publish under a pen name. Furthermore, you might be surprised to know that erotica isn’t the low-grade smut of the past. Even vampire-enthusiast and best-selling author Anne Rice has written and published highly popular erotica. Her Sleeping Beauty series is a masterpiece in sexy retellings of classic fairytales and that we highly recommend.
With that in mind, we’ve put together some basic writing tips:
- Keep a consistent narrator.
- Create relatable, likable narrators.
- Use your senses — draw readers in by describing what they should see, tough, taste, hear, and smell.
- Avoid plot holes (yes, this is important even in literotica).
- Always be ready to write down good ideas when they pop into your head.
How do you know if what you write is worth publishing? If it takes your breath away or leaves you squirming in your seat, there’s a good chance that it’ll do the same for someone else. Share the goods.
Phrases for Your Book (or to Turn Your Partner on in the Bedroom)
Literotica is all about finding the right words, so if you’re looking for some inspiration for your own sexy saga — or to get your partner hot and bothered — we got you.
- I need your (insert whatever you call his privates)!
- Just like that.
- Don’t stop.
- I’m dripping wet.
- I’m about to explode.
- You’re going to make me pass out with pleasure.
- Grab my hair.
- You make me feel amazing, baby.
- That feels so good.
- I can’t believe I met you.
- Tonight is all about you.
- You like that, baby?
- Mmmmmm, you taste so good.
- I want you so bad.
- I love your body.
- If I can’t have you right this minute, I’ll die.
- Every inch of your body was made to pleasure every inch of mine.
- Let my body be your chariot — I want to take you to higher places.
- Just seeing the curve of your back across the room sets every nerve ablaze.
- When we’re done, and I’m still trembling with pleasure, take me again.
Hot Reads Short Stories
Literotica is super steamy, but it can take a while to turn you on. Check out these short reads that take no time getting to the good stuff.
“The New Neighbor” by Jack C. Fisher
She continued admiring his masculine physique as he handed her a cup of fresh coffee. In the process, her fingers touched his hands. She swore it warmed her up more than the coffee. She did what she could to hide it though, smiling awkwardly at him and trying not to hint at how much he’d brightened her morning.
Standing in the middle of the messy condo, Sarah began sipping her coffee with him. She didn’t even mind that it had no cream or sugar. James seemed to prefer it black anyways. As such, she found herself wanting to align herself with his preferences.
“Love Like Champions” by Jack C. Fisher
His words trailed off as his desires took over. He kissed her again, this time with the passion of a champion. Darla kissed back, eager to match that same championship-caliber energy. For such a powerful moment that had been 13 years in the making, nothing less was acceptable.
Like a couple of pros, they went to work undressing each other. Adam pulled her favorite Eagles sweatshirt up over her head while she undid his jeans. Then, in a show of strength that would’ve impressed any starting offensive lineman, he lifted her up in his arms and laid her down on the couch.
“A Fresh Start” by Alicia Fox
Tom was bent over with laughter. Reaching down to pull me up out of the water, he gripped me in his tanned arms, and a wave of electricity ran between us. I hadn’t been wearing a bra and, as I clambered up to him, I realized my tiny knickers were see-through from the water. Of course, I felt self-conscious, but as his eyes flickered along my body, lingering on my hardened nipples, I almost forgot my embarrassment. I wanted him to look at me; I felt like it was the first time that he’d really seen me. A wave of energy rushed through me, tingling between my thighs. If I hadn’t seen the waiter walking over just then, well, I don’t know for certain, but I felt sure he’d have kissed me.