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    Erotica ignorance

    Discussion in 'Erotica' started by bythegods, Jul 27, 2014.

    I have to admit, I've actually not ever read any erotica. Could anyone recommend some quality reads in this genre?

    I've read a few dirty stories online but the quality of these are rather poor and have the opposite of the intended effect.

    Now that I'm trying my hand at the subject I would like to read a few good pieces to see what's what.
     
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    Story of O by Pauline Réage (Anne Desclos)

    Arguably one of the 'classic greats' of erotic novels.
     
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    The Story of "O" is a story featuring sado-masochistic sex, which might not be your (OP) taste.

    Asking for "good" erotica is not as simple as it sounds. Tastes, desires, fetishes, even national and religious backgrounds can greatly affect what someone sees as "erotic". For instance, the stories OP referred to as "poor" obviously turned somebody on, so unless the "poor" referred to grammar and spelling, the rating was more a matter of personal taste than quality.

    For instance, do the use of four letter words offend you or turn you off? Do you expect sex to be combined with a personal relationship or romance? Does something like anal or oral sex interest or repel?

    Perhaps if you specify what you did not like about the stories you read on line, it would be easier to give a recommendation.
     
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    It must be well written; artful but not flowery. Crass descriptions and utopian characters are also a bore. Like all writing I find that its not so much the subject that interests me but how the subject is presented.
     
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    I quite liked the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward. It's incredibly cheesy and there's teenage slang to get over, but it's romance/erotica/vampires/urban fantasy at it's best. I suspect women will find it more entertaining then men, not a lot of erotica is written for men these days. It's assumed men get all their kicks from porn, it being visual and vulgar which seems to be doing it for most guys, but written erotica seems to be a preferred choice for women. I don't know whether there would even be a market for written erotica aimed at men?
     
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    Aimed at gay men, absolutely. ;) Hugemongous market. :-D
     
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    Aw, sorry @Wreybies! I should've said 'hetero men'. Gay guys, absolutely. It's interesting, though, how hetero guys aren't interested in written erotica and gay guys are. Why do you think that is?
     
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    My completely un-researched answer would be: In-culture permission (within the LGBT community) to broadly acknowledge the emotive, emotional self. Str8 guys are rarely given that opportunity by comparison.
     
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    Because the stuff that men would like are branded "porn", "perversion", "misogynistic", and none of it is accepted by mainstream publishers or by Amazon. Apart from republications of Olympia/Orphelia Press, all the other male oriented publishers have been shut down by legal and public pressure.

    Male oriented erotica can still be found, but mostly through small, indie publishers.
     
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    That doesn't sound very fair @Bryan Romer. People are so repressed, that's the problem.
     
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    'I masturbate with the pictures, Jack.'

    'Listen Tom boy, I got me this Anais bitch...and I flick the page...you read me?'

    'No pal, I'm a man see, I need a catalogue...to come.'
     
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    Not sure if you're still after, my knowledge on erotica is limited to queer women's lit, but I have deep love for Geonn Cannon (here are some of their original works published online if you wanted to browse before buying)
     

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