When it comes to sexual fantasies the most powerful tool is our mind. Running through the visions in our head like our very own erotic movie can enhance even the most mundane sexual experiences. But what happens when we go blank? Well… this is when erotic literature and stories come in. Sometimes we don’t want to spend minutes at a time sifting through porn to find a video in line with our mood. Instead, a simple nudge in the right direction from a sex story can inspire the filthy ideas we need to get us going.
That’s why in this article, we are going to run through some of the best erotic literature sites guaranteed to stimulate your mind and body. Of course, you will need to be 18 or over to access all of these sites, so beat it, kids!
Literotica, as the name suggests is a website dedicated to erotic literature. These are romance novels and tales, but much dirtier. Sex stories combine the smooth structure of a romance novel with extra attention to the NSFW scenes and language. The diversity of these stories are so vast due to many of the stories being submitted by the public. Admiring one for their body has its place but indulging in what talented writers can express from the lewd side of their conscience can be arousing, to say the least.
The anonymity of writing a sex story to express your fantasy brings about a new level of freedom. When people find a story in line with their fantasies it can be such a stimulating connection with the writer and characters in the text.
Literotica also offers audio stories that users can browse and listen to their heart's content. For those that want to hear a story told in a seductive voice to set the scene or don’t want to strain their eyes at night, audio stories are a great option.
A couple of distinctions to be made between erotic literature and porn, is that sex stories aren’t considered porn. Despite erotica dealing with intense NSFW themes, it is only depicted by the user's imagination. Rather porn is the direct visual expression of graphic sexual activity. So in other words, erotica isn’t really porn. Seeing as the erotic works of the writer are open for interpretation many see them as another form of art. While it’s questionable how many people read erotica to admire the art form, this is another point that sets erotica apart from porn.
But enough chit chat let’s get into what you came for!
Lush Stories is probably the biggest competitor of Literotica as they too are a huge database of erotic literature and audio files. What sets Lush Stories apart from others is its social community. There are forums and chat rooms where users will share and talk about all things erotic fiction. As we mentioned earlier, connecting with the author through shared fantasies can sometimes be a great ice breaker and clearly, the active erotic literature community agrees.
Users can browse a wide range of fetishes from group sex, to hardcore to historical they’ve got it all covered with over 52,000 stories and counting.
The site offers new users a generous 90-day free trial after which they can upgrade to one of the paid Silver, Gold or Platinum packages. As a free user, you can read, comment, score and submit your own work to be reviewed which are the main features if you ask me. But if you wish to be more social, paying for one of the monthly memberships is much more worth it as these grant full access to private messaging, chat rooms and even allow you to see who has viewed your profile.
The pricing starts at $7.98 a month with an annual membership of $29.95 which removes all of the on-site ads for a better user experience.
Sofia Sins, home of erotic audio and sex stories is another site similar to Literotica. Browsing through the categories, and scanning all of the sex stories with their beautifully illustrated cover art, makes you feel like a kid in a candy store. There are hundreds of stories to choose from across 18 of the most popular categories all for only $4.99 a month.
Each story is created and edited by a team of writers and brought to life with voice acting that would give Leo a run for his money. Jokes aside, the immersive audio porn experience is a great experience for those who are looking to try something a little different in their erotic reading sessions.
What sets Sofia Sins apart from the rest is they specialise in giving you both sides of the story. Upon choosing your desired erotica, readers can select which character's point of view they would like to hear. So if you’ve always wanted to be the nosy neighbour or lucky pool boy the choice is entirely up to you.
Sofia Sins offer a 3-day free trial that grants access to all of the content on the site. It can be cancelled at any time so you don’t have to feel bogged down by the commitment. So, I'll give you a second to go check it out
This is a website that has been around for a while and mainly caters for LGBTQ+ story lovers. Their extensive archive with more than 250,000 stories written by over 15,000 different authors is bound to have something for everyone, so not to worry.
Similar to Literotica, accessing and using the main functionalities of the site does not require a paid membership as users can freely browse, read and upload stories for review. However, there is the option to donate and shop to support the service if you’d like.
The site isn’t the most beautiful and polished to look at but it functions well as a great archive for stories which is all that matters really.
If you’re a BDSM lover then this is certainly a treat for you! Remittance Girl is an archive of BDSM erotic fiction all written by one person, yep… you guessed it, Remittance Girl. Amongst her works, Remittance Girl talks about various different aspects of BDSM not just the typical dominance, bondage and roleplay stuff. If you’re new to this fetish then we recommend reading up on it before jumping straight in.
The site does serve as more of a personal blog sometimes than just an erotic story archive which makes it a little more personable. However, there are some great guest writers from time to time that spice things up a little bit.
The site is completely free so you can’t really complain about the upload schedule on the content you haven't paid for. Plus if you’re getting involved now there’s definitely a backlog of content to keep you busy.
Understandably abbreviated to asstr, this site serves as a great repository for free online sex stories. Typically erotic literature sites are judged by the quality and consistency by which they upload content. Although the site gets millions of visits a month the frequency of new uploads is not what it used to be.
The site does however have quite an expansive archive of stories to read through, so it would be surprising if you caught up to the latest uploads. Again the layout of the site is simple but cluttered with text making it a little difficult to find what you’re looking for.
All things considered, if you’re looking to find some authentic erotic stories of various fetishes they’ve got what you’re looking for, buried amongst the thousands of uploads.
Fanfiction is its own subgenre within the erotic literature umbrella referring to stories written to pay homage to pop culture, shows, movies and video games. Of course, all of the stories on this site will have a sexual spin on the original titles but it’s great to read some of the kinky scenarios and “what could have beens” amongst your favourite characters. This does come with the risk of tainting some of your childhood memories but it’s well worth it.
One downside is that uploaded stories aren’t reviewed with the highest level of scrutiny so you can find yourself reading through some waffle at times before you get to the good stuff. But, it all balances out with the chance to find erotic tales from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Marvel Universe so it’s fair.
The archive is completely free to access with the option to donate if you’re feeling generous. But this is definitely a must visit for those who are into erotic fanfiction.
BDSM Cafe is a modern, very well put together site dedicated to bringing BDSM lovers some erotic fiction to get off to. The main focus of the site is on the niche of bondage, domination and subjugation which might sound like nonsense to those less familiar with the fetish.
Again aren’t we lucky to have access to yet another vast archive of erotica entirely free for all of us to read. Not only do they provide their visitors with oodles of free content but there is also a section for advice on all things BDSM and a directory for the best sex clubs around the United States.
All of the submissions are reviewed and moderated very well allowing only good quality content on the site, even the section for longer stories for those who love the suspense of a novel. Overall, a well organised, regularly updated, totally free, BDSM erotica site. What more could you ask for?!
If you’re looking for high quality, well written erotic literature then this is the place for you. Erotic Review started as a UK Based publication printing their very own erotic magazine. As the times started to change and fewer people were buying magazines they made the shift onto the web still upholding the high-quality standards of their work written in ink. Besides, it’s far more discrete to visit these sites on your phone as opposed to whipping the magazine out on the train.
Erotic Review regularly produces great erotic literature, reviews and essays free for all to read. The site has a dedicated editorial team which shows in the immaculate quality of their work and selection of submissions.
As well as an archive for erotica the site features sections for art, photography and reviews so it’s a great place to start if you’re new to erotic literature. It’s unlikely you’ll read some bad content that leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
The Sugarbutch Chronicles are an award-winning erotic literature blog specialising in queer-sex erotica. The stories are also known to explore certain kinks and popular fetishes but the blog format makes these difficult to find despite having a search feature.
The quality of the content is hard to knock even branching out to erotic poetry and essays written by the renowned Sinclair Sexsmith. The site also has a number of reviews for sex toys, books and even a shop to grab some quirky merch.
Sugarbutch Chronicles is ranked amongst the top 250 adult sites worldwide within the gay, lesbian and bisexual category, all for good reason as all of the content available is completely free for users to read.
Don’t worry ladies, we got you covered. As the name suggests this platform is dedicated to female friendly porn and erotica and is one of the biggest in the industry. For The Girls started off as a free repository for female friendly erotic fiction. Eventually, in 2003 they started paid memberships and expanded into the successful site it is today offering videos, photo galleries and of course erotica.
The pricing starts at $22.95 for the first month and then $15.95 at a recurring rate every month. They also offer 90-day packages for $44.95 as part of a non-recurring plan. So how good are the stories then? Well, when you pay for a service you expect good quality so the erotic fiction is all written and edited by their own team to ensure you get your money's worth.
By simply visiting the website you can claim your free story to get a taste of what lies beyond the paywall. Membership does also include a sex advice, humour and reviews column that you can take a look at if you’re interested.
The kicker here is really that it’s by women for women! So the novelty is reading works that cater for the female audience. If you’ve got some cash to spare and want to invest it into your erotic literature repertoire then, by all means, go ahead!
Bellesa is another erotic literature site that focuses on the female-friendly side of things. Statistically speaking women tend to read more erotic fiction in order to get off so you can’t really hold it against them. Content on Bellesa is more about quality over quantity covering the main categories such as kink, masturbation, girl-girl and non-binary.
The site offers videos, e-books and audio series as well as erotic literature so that they’re certain to have something to get you in the mood. If you’re feeling extra freaky you can check out their adult toy store which is chock full of weird and wonderful devices.
Bellesa’s upload schedule is fairly consistent with almost all of their uploads having the option to listen to. The voice acting is very well done and helps to immerse you into the scene. There’s nothing more of a turn off than terrible voice acting. Accessing all of these stories and audio files is completely free which is surprising considering the spectacular quality. So, definitely worth a browse.
Brought to you by another team of dedicated writers, Novel Trove is a simple archive of erotic literature that covers over 30 different categories. The site has recently expanded to audio stories as well but only has one submission for the time being.
Their authors' works cover romance to fetish, fictional to true stories all ready to stir up the dirty side of your imagination. On the site you can enter chat rooms to discuss story ideas, writing and even participate in contests amongst the community.
All of this is yet again free of charge!
Although the site sounds like a bit of a mouthful it doesn’t detract from how good of an erotic literature archive it is. Archive of Our Own also known as AO3 is a Hugo award-winning fan fiction site with over 6.5 million stories and counting. So, If you’re looking to find some sex stories and erotica on your favourite fictional characters then you came to the right place. The archives are dedicated to lewd fan fiction from everywhere. We’re talking video games, anime, manga and TV you name it!
AO3 market brands itself as a fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive so as you’d expect everything on the site is free. They have fan-submitted content such as fan art, fan videos, podfic and of course fan fiction. With this, comes the risk of running into poor quality content due to moderation therefore you will have to scroll to find some things that are worth a read.
But, you can't really complain when it’s a free service. The site is really easy to navigate and well categorised making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for amongst the millions of submissions.
For this list, we’ve clearly saved the best for last with Sexstories.com. This is arguably the biggest archive of erotic fiction available on the internet, so much so that is one of the top 300 adult sites visited in the world.
Visiting the site you’ll be greeted with an extensive list of titles and categories on a big blue background, but we come here for the service, not the looks. The stories are typically organised by the highest rated within the last 30 days so you’ll always have hot new content to read through.
The simplistic layout does make it very easy to find exactly what you’re looking for as every story is tagged and organised into categories that you can find running down the left-hand side of the page. There is also a massive diversity in writing styles and genres. They’ve got everything from fiction and confessions to sci-fi and horror so get your reading glasses on.
By this point, you’re probably wondering how much a membership costs but the website is totally free. It costs nothing to access any of the content submitted to the erotic literature site. The rating system also proves to be effective in filtering out the poor quality content as anyone can submit any erotic passages they’ve been working on.
Stick to the high ratings and you should be golden!
Sadly, our list has come to an end but hopefully, we’ve given you a few places to turn to if you don’t fancy making your usual trip over to Literotica. Happy reading!