Why Read Erotic Fiction?

Even though I tend to refuse instructions when I buy new IKEA furniture, I do like a good read and some of the short stories in the category of Erotic Fiction are my absolute favourite. Yes, I said it. I’m not ashamed I read Erotic Fiction. I don’t even bother to hide it from my family anymore. There is nothing missing or lacking in any of my relationships that forces me to read it. Why Read Erotic Fiction? To simply enjoy it for what it is.

I personally like Erotic Fiction that promise to deliver highly sexually intense situations and play along with relatable or believable sex plots which normally have a good outcome. Also something that is 20 pages or less is happily preferred to cater my attention span. I often lean more towards funny or realistic couple erotica. Stories in which characters just mattress dance the entire book don’t do it for me. I won’t lie and say that I don’t want any sexual descriptions. I love to read about the bed play, the shower scenes, the car scenes, the….well, you get the point. I like lots of description, and the more descriptive the better. But I also need humor and an emotional connection.

I will admit BDSM Erotic Fiction is not something that turns me on but this is not to say that I don’t feel they aren’t worth reading. The wonderful thing about Erotic Fiction is there is a story out there for everyone. You just have to find your interest. I think one of the best things about Erotic Fiction is that anything can happen. Unlike pornography with erotica they can make magic sex happen in the oddest of places or sexual positions or have one to many unrealistic orgasms. They can describe an orgasm in so much detail, each and every touch the lovers make, every time their bodies react and how they feel mentally that you can never grasp with any type of DVD.

Now the real question is, why read books when you can just watch a movie? It does seem that movies are heavily more popular and mainstream then books nowadays and it much easier to sit down for an hour or two watching a porno then it is to get invested in a book that might take you a few days to get through, but that doesn’t mean movies are better, just more convenient.


Erotic Fiction
Book Cover: Sex Literature


In books it”s much easier to see what is going through certain characters heads.  This actually makes the characters actions and motivations make more sense when they play out.  Instead of just having a person strip naked and deciding to ravage the postman for some reason, we can sometimes hear their thoughts and the character can explain and justify their logic. Plots also make more sense in book form because the point of the book is to tell a story, not to visually amaze. This is one of of the biggest reasons why books are easier to be emotionally invested in. It doesn’t feel like I’m just reading something to get off on but rather something I can just sit down an enjoy the plot for what it is regardless of being erotic or not.

Another advantage with Erotic Fiction is that when you have a black out or out camping etc you will still have something accessible……a book. All you need is a light source if it’s dark and you can read a book practically anywhere. The great thing about reading an erotic novel is that the characters are as beautiful as you want and most of the plots seem more believable, because in your head you picture how you would think it would happen in real life, which is much more immersive then being bombarded with awkward dialogue and countless actors with no acting skill at all.  As long as the writing is descriptive and well done then your head will do the rest of the work.

Don’t get me wrong I love watching porn but I like reading my short stories as well. My short stories are not just to turn me or give me new ideas, it’s just the enjoyment of good characters and story-lines mixed with how my head pictures it all makes it incomparable.


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