If you’re ever worried about accidentally Chromecasting your slide deck of Michael B. Jordan‘s best shirtless pics and trying to convince your friends it’s just another prank commercial, then reading something equally hot is a safer bet. Enter: literotica, erotic stories you can read online or in books.
If you’re new to the world of raunchy reads, we compiled the best places to find literotica online, from user-submitted short stories to poetry curated by authors.
And if you love the smell of a fresh paperback in the morning, we’ve also gathered some of today’s most popular and provocative erotica books. 50 Shades of Gray not included.
Whether you’re a bookworm or a blue light addict, you deserve to read great smut, and we’re here to help you find it.
The 9 Best Places to Read Literotica Online
Literotica literally invented literotica. Or, at least the name. When it launched in 1998, Literotica.com was among the first websites to host original, user-submitted erotic stories.
Twenty-five years later – oh god, 1998 was 25 years ago – they’re still one of the most popular literotica websites even though they look literally like they are stuck in the 90s. We can relate.
Established 31 years ago in 1992, Nifty hosts more than 300,000 original sexy stories in its library of LGBTQIA+ erotica. You can find literotica featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender stories, and more.
It even hosts a list of their authors who put their online literotica on paper, if you need that physical sensation of turning a page to get the job done. Mmm… papercuts.
3. BDSM Cafe
BDSM Cafe is the place for kinky erotic stories, featuring everything from true stories of life as a submissive, to owning human pets. If you want to take the stories from the web page to the bedroom, BDSM Cafe also offers resources for beginner kinksters. You did say your new year’s resolution was to learn a new skill and souffles were so last year.
4. Lush Stories
Lush Stories is a sexy social network and hosts user-submitted fictional and (allegedly) true literotica. If you read something you like, you can talk about it in the chat rooms, or act it out on the live video streams. Finally, your charades skills have another use!
5. Sugar Butch Chronicles
Butch erotica writer Sinclair Sexsmith curates this blog full of erotic stories, poetry, and essays with a focus on LGBTQIA+ and kinky themes. Sugar Butch Chronicles consistently ranks at the top of Kinkly’s Queer Sex Blog and Erotica Sex Blog lists. We’re sure you’ll find something sweet. Other than that lollipop that got lost under your bed two months ago.
6. Remittance Girl
This site is a personal blog full of erotic fiction written by the anonymous, eponymous, infamous Remittance Girl. Her stories focus on kink and fetish, exploring themes of femdom, impact play, and domination and submission. The site is, unfortunately, not updated very regularly anymore, but there’s plenty already on there to get you started. And finished.
7. Archive of Our Own
Archive of Our Own is the home of fan fiction. Stories about what would happen if Harry Potter met a vampire named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way may not seem particularly sexy. But hit the smut tab and you’ll find an endless trove of erotica, featuring your favorite characters. Just don’t tell the copyright lawyers.
Bellesa is a porn company run by women, for women. The website hosts porn films made by Bellesa, but they have an extensive collection of erotic stories. The stories are curated and edited, so you’re only getting the good stuff. Not just another step sister stuck with her head in the dryer.
9. Novel Trove
Novel Trove boasts that they host “erotic stories for well-endowed brains.” We’re not sure how well-endowed our brains are since we watched all the Real Housewives we’ve watched, but we still love the curated, high quality collection of literotica here.
9 Modern Classic Literotica Novels
1. Neon Gods by Katee Robert
Neon Gods is a modern retelling for Persephone and Hades, with all of the mythological characters cast as powerful leaders in the dark city of Olympus. The prim and proper socialite Persephone falls for bad boy Hades in a novel perfect for people who ran out of Hadestown fanfiction.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “One thing is for sure, I’m a whore for both Hades and Persephone!” – Ayman
2. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Eva meets young billionaire Gideon Cross and it’s obsession at first sight. Recovering Fifty Shades addicts rave about the Crossfire series because it has all of the mysterious, dark pasts and possessive romance, but adds in the couples therapy the characters so desperately need.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “Gideon…Gideon…Gideon. Christian who? I only love Gideon.” – Anovelqueen
3. Priest by Sierra Simone
After the tragic death of his sister, Tyler decides to join the priesthood, swearing off women forever. That is, until Poppy crosses his holy path. If you’re still dreaming about Season 2 of Fleabag, check this out.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “HOLY SMOKING HOTNESS! I feel so wrong for enjoying this book!” – Angie
4. Twisted Love by Ana Huang
Ava’s protective brother asks his best friend, Alex, to move in next door to watch over her. As they spend time together, Ava discovers that Alex is cold, mysterious, and needs to be saved from his quest for vengeance. We’re sure you can fix him.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “I would do anything Alex Volkov [tells] me. That’s it. That’s the review, guys.” – alexia
5. Hooked by Emily McIntire
Hooked is a dark, contemporary retelling of Peter Pan that you definitely won’t find on Disney+. Wendy spent her life cloistered away by her cold father, Peter. Criminal James bent on revenge against Peter, so he decides to seduce his darling daughter.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “If he doesn’t cut a man’s tongue for disrespecting me, I don’t want him.” – val୨୧
6. Addicted by Zane
Businesswoman Zoe Reynard is addicted to sex and she’s desperate for a cure. She finds a therapist to talk through her sexual escapades as she spirals deeper into her addiction. No, stop, don’t have MORE dirty sex.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “It was eye popping… Never had I read a book so…explicit!” – Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
7. Nanny for the Neighbors by Lily Gold
The three guys in apartment 5A got a baby left on their doorstep and they have no idea what to do. Luckily, the nanny next door has been crushing on them and is more than happy to help. You wouldn’t expect a reverse harem Three Men and a Baby to be so spicy and sweet.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “This was absolutely soul crushing, and also completely heartwarming at the same time.” – Cat Hoffpauir
8. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
Erotica author Nora writes popular, raunchy novels, but is ready for her next book to launch her as a respected writer. Her very demanding, very British editor Zachary gives her six weeks to write her novel to his high standards. She’s used to being in control, but she’s ready to be pushed to her limits.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “5 Lesbi-Honest Stars…because let’s face it I would totally go there for Nora.” – Beverly
9. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas
Erika has always been terrified and titillated by her boyfriend’s older brother, Michael. Michael has always resented her for causing his friends to be sent to prison. When Erika’s boyfriend leaves for the military, Michael uses her crush to take their.
Goodreads Review Highlight: “Do not think for one minute that you will own this BOOK. You will never own IT. It will own YOU.” – Jodi Bibliophile
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