Erotic Reads for National Masturbation Month

As a writer, I find it hard to believe that some people just don’t read, but I know that not everyone finds the pleasure that picking up a book and trapping yourself in an alternate reality to be something they just can’t live without. I’ve come to terms with the fact that not everyone likes to read or finds pleasure in it, but I’ve made it my mission to spread the word that books can bring you many, many sensations that television and movies cannot. In a book, you can read an author’s descriptions, but you add your own imagination to it, and that can bring a whole new element to self-love.

Erotic books and magazines are a marvel to me because you can read about people and places doing things that you may never think of to bring to your own bedroom. You use your imagination to see these things happening, rather than seeing it happen (as you would watching porn). These books and magazines (and sometimes comic books) are also a marvel because of the amount of talent and work that goes into them. Believe me, writing a sex scene in a book or short story isn’t as easy as it looks because the author has to decide where to put each body part, how to describe the act without sounding absolutely nuts, and also how to arrange bodies and sheets (or whatever else is in the scene) without the scene itself appearing to be completely made up.

Unless it’s an erotic sci-fi piece where the two or three people or beings involved in the sex act are on Mars or on a spaceship.

I hide my rather extensive erotica stash. As a mother with children who already know how to read quite well with very little help from an adult, I just can’t stand the idea of one of my kids picking up an erotic novel and asking me why on earth some dude was ramming his cock into some woman’s snatch. In their heads, they would picture a guy ramming a chicken somewhere. I can only imagine the questions that would follow! Nonetheless, hiding books is worth it. I’m a book reviewer, and I have a few awesome suggestions for those of you who love to read and may have never read erotica or for those who don’t love to read but would love to pick up a few books in case the power goes out and you can’t watch your favorite porn videos.

As a side note, reading erotic literature by candlelight is sexy! Let your guy or gal catch you. Imagine the possibilities of that scenario!

If you’re a beginner with erotica, anthologies would be perfect for you. Shoot-anthologies are perfect for anyone, actually. You can read one story at a time and there’s no pressure to move on to the next chapter because each chapter is a separate story and can be read in twenty minutes or so. No pressure at all. Playing With Fire is a great anthology where stories included in the book range in length. You can read a shorter one if you’re strapped for time or a longer one if you just really wanted something with more length to it.


One of the best anthologies is Best Women’s Erotica 2011. This anthology is absolutely awesome, and Violet Blue has done a marvelous job editing and compiling the book. I also suggest Best Gay Erotica 2011 and Best Lesbian Erotica 2011, also.


If you want something a bit longer, novel length, my biggest suggestion for you would be to check out Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure for her three book S/M novel series about Sleeping Beauty. The first book, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, is definitely not something I would have ever expected of her, but like her Vampire Chronicles, the books are perfection on paper. The second book, titled Beauty’s Punishment, follows suit. Beauty’s Release, the third book in the saucy series, brings things full circle and gives you the ending you might not have expected, but will be delighted to read.

Following in the line of erotic fairy tales, Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, an erotic anthology is also a great read. I have this book, too. If I were to give it my usual star rating, I’d give it three and a half, and trust me-I don’t give my stars away lightly. That’s a darned good rating for an anthology! Normally, anthologies are lucky to get two or three stars from me. However, the writers involved with this piece knew what they were doing and the editor chose very wisely for which pieces would be included.

Even though I’d love to give you a blow by blow of each and every single erotic read in my suggested reading list, I’m afraid that would take years. So, I’m leaving you with a short list of books that I, myself, have read and approved, along with a number from 1-10 instead of using stars.

Sometimes your imagination can be your own best friend where masturbation is concerned. I hope to goodness that this collection of books that I’ve brought to you helps you out a bit. To kick it up a bit, you could even read with a partner. You could make a recording of yourself reading sexy passages and send it to your lover with absolutely no explanation at all. Take a picture of yourself reading one of these in the nude. The possibilities are endless.

It’s true what they say. Reading opens new doors!

Happy Erotic Reads Fucking (or masturbating)!

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