You Need To Read Erotica At Least Once — Here’s Why

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Any woman who has combed the aisles of the pharmacy or grocery store has probably stumbled upon some cheesy romance novels. With hunky, shirtless men holding women who are busting out of their bodices, these novels are bound to get noticed. What you may not know, however, is that romance novels have nothing to do with erotic literature. In fact, erotica gets a lot steamier and downright X-rated.

While you’ve probably heard of the scandalous billionaire dom in Fifty Shades of Gray, there are a ton of other erotica novels and short stories that will leave you hot and heaving.

If you’re still on the fence about reading erotic literature, here are five reasons you should take the plunge into these sexy stories at least once.


1. Arouses Your Imagination


 Men can become aroused by the mere sight of an exposed nipple or a sexy moan. Women, however, often need sensual mental stimulation to get turned on. Erotic literature gives your imagination a solid foundation from which to take flight. Once you read about two attractive people getting it on, you’re bound to imagine more tantalizing scenarios long after you’ve put down the book.

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2. You Live Vicariously


Erotic fiction is fantasy. Most of these stories would never happen in everyday life. After a long, hard, and boring day, what better way to treat yourself than to curl up with a glass of wine and some candles and live vicariously through erotic characters? You can experience sexual adventures from the comfort, and safety, of your own bed.

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3. It’s Good For Your Mental Health


 Let’s not beat around the bush — indulging in some sexy reading can be a serious anxiety remedy and give your brain a nice rush of dopamine. Reading arousing material can shift negative, stressful emotions into more positive ones, such as excitement. Additionally, a 2013 study by York University concluded that participants who read erotic fiction had higher levels of empathy than participants who didn’t.

 Next time you’re feeling blue, just pick up your favorite erotica book. You’ll quickly interrupt your anxiety and stress with arousing, pleasurable feelings.

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4. You Can Safely Explore Your Own Sexuality


 Erotica straddles the line between romance and porn. It effortlessly guides us through a character’s sexual encounter, from climax to aftermath. Exploring different sex scenes and scenarios enables you to explore your kinky side privately. You can then take aspects of what you’ve learned in erotic fiction and apply them to your own real-life between-the-sheets moments.

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5. Builds Anticipation


 When it comes to sex, patience is definitely a virtue. All of that waiting adds up to an explosive sex scene. When you read erotica, you have to patiently wade through a couple of chapters before all of the hot moments start. Erotic literature builds you up in the most satisfying way possible.

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For Your Reading Pleasure


Ready to rock your world with erotic fiction? If you’re embarrassed to be caught reading an erotica book in public, you can always use the Kindle app on your phone or tablet. Here are some sexy gems to try out:

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year – This compilation features some of the sexiest erotica for women of the year. From a sexy tattoo artist giving a woman some sexual healing to a biker having his way with a woman at a party, you’re guaranteed to get hot and bothered.

Follow Me Darkly – A sexy series similar to Fifty Shades, these books follow the relationship between a social media influencer and a billionaire.

Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour – This story follows the tale of the hottest rock and roll band in the world. A psychologist accompanies them on their tour and starts to fall for the lead singer.


Have you ever tried reading erotica? Let us know your favorite sexy stories in the comments below!

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