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The Simple Quiz That Helps You Find The Best Erotica For YOU

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Fire up your imagination (and your sex life!)

Once upon a time, you had to look hard to find erotic fiction.

I remember dog-earing the naughty bits of the book I found so I could return to them again and again when I was in my early teens. Time has moved on and now there are literally millions of choices.

Some books and stories are written so well you can feel yourself in them, and others are so bad that they may have been written by an 8-year-old who doesn’t yet understand sexual anatomy. 

Erotica is a fantastic catalyst to discover new desires and to move your sex life with your partner(s) to the next level.

Erotica can bring you fully formed scenes for role play, ideas that you can expand upon, and spark you to create something entirely bespoke.

You can send a book to your lover with your favorite bits highlighted. You can read to each other in bed. My personal favorite is to sit at my husband’s feet while either he reads to me or I read to him.

Finding the right erotica to accelerate change in your sex life can feel overwhelming. Weeding through the literature you think might work takes ages. So much time and money wasted before you finally uncover the sexy stories that make you tremble with desire.

Until now.

Now you can take this simple test and a wealth of erotica will be at your fingertips.

To get the best results, be honest and go with your gut response. Don’t be surprised if you find more than one category grabs you — that just means you have more than one choice of titles to play with.

Get your glasses and get comfortable.  Grab a glass of wine if you drink, an espresso, a cup of hot chocolate, or your favorite cup of tea.    

 

The Sexy Stories Test:

  • Read the selections below to yourself. 
  • Rate each selection from 1 to 5 where 1 is not at all exciting and 5 is smokin’ hot.
  • Go to the key to see what I recommend.

 

1. From ‘The Story of O’ by Pauline Reage.

"Another version of the same beginning was simpler and more direct: The young woman, dressed in the same way was driven by her lover and an unknown friend. The stranger was driving. The lover was seated next to the young woman and it was the unknown friend who explained to the young woman that her lover had been entrusted with the task of getting her ready, that he was going to tie her hands behind her back, unfasten her stockings and roll them down, remove her garter belt, her panties and her brassiere and blindfold her. That she would then be turned over to the chateau where in due course she would be instructed as to what she should do. And, in fact, as soon as she had been thus undressed and bound, they helped her to alight from the car after a trip that lasted half an hour, guided her up a few steps and with her blindfold still on, through one or two doors.  Then, when her blindfold was removed she found herself standing alone in a dark room where they left her for half an hour, or an hour, or two hours, I can’t be sure but it seemed forever.  hen, when at last the door was opened and the light turned on, you could see that she had been waiting in a very conventional, comfortable, yet distinctive room. 

There was a thick rug on the floor but not a stick of furniture and all four wall were lined with closets. The door had been opened by two women, two young and beautiful women dressed in the garb of pretty eighteenth-century chambermaids: full skirts made out of some light material which were long enough to conceal their feet; tight bodices, laced or hooked in front, which sharply accentuated the bust line; lace frills around the neck; half-length sleeves.They were wearing eye shadow and lipstick. Both wore a close-fitting collar and had tight bracelets on their wrists. 

I know it was at this point that they freed O’s hands, which were still tied behind her back, and told her to get undressed, they were going to bathe her and make her up. They proceeded to strip her till she hadn’t a stitch of clothing left then put her clothes away neatly in one of the closets."

Rate this selection 1 to 5.

 

2. From Changing My Tune by Louisa Harte in Best Women’s Erotica 2011.

"I watch him, intrigued. There’s something unusual about him. He doesn’t just wolf his ice cream down like the others  he takes his time; savors it, eats it slowly like it is a treat to be relished. And, oh, how he eats it.doesn’t just wolf his ice cream down like the others  he takes his time; savors it, eats it slowly like it is a treat to be relished. And, oh, how he eats it.

I lean against the counter, my jaw going slack at the spectacle on display. First he rolls his tongue around the outside of the ice cream, coating his tongue in the creamy mixture. Then he draws it into his mouth with long luscious laps that look really suggestive. At least they do to my dirty mind. I lean forward to get a better look.

Next he starts nibbling and licking — deft precise movements that have me quaking at the knees..."

Rate this selection from 1 to 5.

 

3. From Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords's "Cat Scratch Fever" by Cecilia Tan.

"There is something erotic about the feeling of fur, admit it. Especially when under the fur there is taught muscle, the warmth of blood beating under it. I ran my hand over her back smiling as her tail lifted just a twitch as I reached the base of her spine. The fur was thickest on her back but thinned down her sides and front, just a downy covering on her stomach. I scratched under her chin and rolled her over gently, letting my hand slide down between her breasts and over her stomach. She rubbed her head against my knee while I beheld her. Such a gorgeous creature. She had all the outlines of a woman but for the tail, her brown eyes bright against the blackness of her fur.

I wondered if I looked as fine to her, in my canvas and boots and gauntlets and shirt of cotton. She took my hand in her mouth carefully. As I did every night when she awoke, I let her rake the skin with her sharp teeth, drawing just a little blood, and then drew back from, her trying to measure how much time had passed, trying to guess how long I could continue to tarry in the woods, my Keep possibly languishing without me,  Well they could wait a week or two, perhaps even more if that is what it would take. Dara could hold things together until I returned, or so I hoped. I rested my hand on the lovely she-cat’s head and was amazed and gratified to hear something unmistakably like a purr."

Rate this selection from 1 to 5

 

Answer key:

Selection 1: Story of O: If you rated this 4 or 5, I recommend:

  1. The Marketplace Series by Laura Antoniou — The series is currently made up of 7 novels and two collections of short stories. The series is about an underground society of slaves, submissives, maids, butlers, masters, mistresses, owners and trainers. The story and the characters are captivating. Each book and story leaves fans wanting more.
  2. The Story of O and Return to the Chateau by Pauline Reage — These books tell the story of O who is taken to serve at Roissy which is a particular type of adult members club where the women who serve are available to obey all commands of those members who visit. The books explore various power dynamics and look at where love fits into a Master/slave relationship.
  3. The Beauty trilogy (Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release) AN Roquelare by Anne Rice — These three books bring us an erotic retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story in which Beauty’s family and other royal families must provide tribute to a nearby kingdom. All Princes and Princesses are required to serve for at least two years as slaves in this kingdom.
  4. Show Yourself to Me by Xan West — This is some great queer kink erotica.
  5. The Kink PI Series by Shakir Rashaan  — Follow the adventures of private investigator Dominic Law through various parts of the kink and fetish worlds solving cases that others cannot. 

Selection 2: "Changing My Tune", From Best Women’s Erotica 2011: If you rated this 4 or 5 these are my recommendations:

  1. All of the Best Women’s Erotica series — You will find loads of short stories to tickle your fancy.
  2. My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday —  A collection of women’s fantasies.
  3. Black Lace Books – Women’s Sexual Fantasies series —  A fantastic collection of short stories based around women’s sexual fantasies that men will love too.
  4. Pretty Birds by Anais Nin — Literary erotica.

Selection 3: Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords by Cecilia Tan (book) Cat Scratch Fever (story): If you rate this 4 or 5, these are my recommendations:

  1. The Circlet Press Shapeshifter Bundle by various authors —  These are all erotic stories about shapeshifters. 
  2. Edge Plays by Cecilia Tan —  Intense group of erotic short stories.
  3. Like Hearts Enchanted: Erotic Tales of Love and Magic Circlet Press — A great collection of erotic fantasy.
  4. The Velderet Cecilia Tan — This is an erotic science fiction book dealing with BDSM.

There are many other categories to explore as well.  There is some fantastic gay, lesbian and transgender erotica to enjoy. 

(You just have to find what works for you.)

 

Dr Lori Beth is a sex & intimacy coach, registered psychologist, speaker, educator and author who works with individuals, couples and polyamorous groups. She has a special expertise healing individuals from sexual trauma and is kink knowledgeable. Book a 30 minute strategy session with her or email her. Listen to her podcasts, The A to Z of Sex and Sex Spoken Here on iTunes and Stitcher.

 

 

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