10 Erotic Novels So Steamy, They’ll Make You Blush


There are romance novels … and then there’s literotica. Defined as modern erotic literature, the genre revolves around the idea that the sexual fantasies we read about in books can be arousing in real life. It makes sense when you think about it — after all, it’s no secret that what goes on in our minds during intercourse is every bit as important as what’s happening to our bodies — particularly for women. As such, literotica has seen a huge spike in popularity over the last decade (Fifty Shades of Gray, anyone?, $23.36, Amazon).

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The uptick in readership has sparked countless authors to cover a wide range of erotic fantasies in their novels, so these days, there’s something for every taste.

If the thought of perusing the erotic fiction section of your local bookstore and interacting with a salesperson makes you bashful, not to worry: In addition to having these books shipped directly your home, you can download tons of literotica titles on your Kindle, tablet, or even your phone. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest picks we could find online to help introduce you to the realm.

Benefits of Literotica

As we age, our enthusiasm for sex can begin to decline. While some of this is related to natural changes that occur in our bodies over time, such as menopause and perimenopause, or busy, stressful home schedules, a dip in sex drive can also be attributed to monotony and a lack of spontaneity. Literotica can be an enlightening resource for you and your partner to explore new sexual experiences, as well as spark your imagination for solo pleasure.

In fact, Australia’s Women’s Weekly reviewed a scientific study by researcher Harold Leitenberg from The Journal of Sex Research which found that “women who read romance or erotic novels have an astounding 74 percent more sex with their partners than those who don’t.”

There’s also the clinically-proven health benefits of orgasms, which can equate to slashed stress, a boost in mood and confidence, and even radiant skin.

The Best Literotica for Mature Women

The best steamy novels are the kind that will get you in the mood for plenty of fun times ahead. From an anthology of sexy essays penned by writers over the age of 50 ($18.99, Amazon) to a steamy semi-auto-biographical sexual adventure based in Japan ($4.99, Amazon), we’ve got your bases covered. Keep reading for Woman’s World’s picks for the best literotica for mature women. 

This story originally appeared on our sister site, FIRST for Women.

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