How To Find Free Erotica Online: 10 Websites To Get Hot And Steamy Sex Literature

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When Fifty Shades of Grey took the world by storm, booksellers and movie producers everywhere became aware of something many people have known for a while now: Women enjoy erotica, especially when it's free online erotica, or just free erotica in general.

In fact, one British study carried out by The Observer found that while just 36 percent of women watch adult videos, 53 percent read erotica at least occasionally. Only 32 percent of men do the same — and 76 percent of them watch videos.

Now that you know just how many other women are into it, here are the 10 best places to find free online erotica.

1. Literotica

With erotica — and with sex in general — variety is the spice of life. Still, it's never good when things get too sloppy. That's why we love that Literotica publishes dozens of new stories a day and that each story is reviewed by a volunteer editor prior to publication.

What's more, Literotica's simple one- to five-star rating system allows users to quickly identify the best of the best. Check out the "Hall of Fame" stories for the highest-rated pieces in each category.

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2. True Dirty Stories

Take a peek behind the curtain at other peoples' sex lives with True Dirty Stories. Supposedly, every story on here is true, but we'll let you be the judge of that.

To find the most dubious entries, head over to the “50 Most Unlikely Stories” link at the top of the homepage. Whether you believe they're legit or not, these wonky submissions will inspire you to up the ante on your sex life.

3. BDSM Cafe

Welcome to your new online destination for all things BDSM. At BDSM Cafe, you'll find everything from BDSM fiction, short stories, and poetry to how-to guides and BDSM safety. If you prefer your sensual stories be delivered in a longer format, the website also offers free erotica novels and novellas.

4. Volonté by LELO

You might recognize the name LELO as the global brand behind some of the sleekest sex toys on the market. But lucky for erotica aficionados everywhere, the brand also runs a "pleasure project" blog, Volonté.

This sexy blog is devoted to a highly curated collection of erotic stories, sex positions, and relationship advice. Not to mention, it hosts an Erotica Writing Competition which yields some pretty steamy submissions.

5. Girl on the Net

Unlike many erotica websites, Girl on the Net is a personal blog. That means that aside from a few guest blogs here and there, every post is written by the same woman. And if you like her style, you're in for a treat: posts range from her personal definition of the phrase "I love you" to a first-person account of using a c*** ring.

6. Clitical

If it wasn't obvious from the name, Clitical places female masturbation front and center.

“We believe that masturbation, especially female masturbation, is a solid foundation for a great sex life,” says its welcome page. “After all, if you can’t understand what makes you tick, why would you expect another to simply know?"

In addition to providing comprehensive masturbation guides, the site also offers a selection of free erotica.

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7. Ozuz

Looking for a red-hot read but only have a few minutes to spare? Ozuz has got you covered. This site features a handy tool that estimates how long each story will take to get through. That means you'll never again find yourself absorbed in a 45-minute novella when what you really wanted was a two-minute quickie.

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8. Lush Stories

Lush Stories has published some 48,000 stories and is a well-known pillar of the free online erotica community. The website features easy ways to filter stories by category, views, and a one- to five-star rating system.

Don't want to sludge through lower-quality pieces? Navigate to the "Editor's Picks" category for stories that are guaranteed to be explosive.

9. SoloTouch

With a dedicated team that updates its content daily, SoloTouch is a sex-positive space that caters to free discussions about personal experiences, masturbation, and sexual development. Each submission is reviewed before it's published, so you can bet the stories here live up to the site's commendable mission.

10. xHamster

While most people associate xHamster with adult content, the website has a selection of erotic stories as well. Stick to the top-rated pieces for the best erotica the site offers, and to avoid delving into the Wild West of Internet sex.

As with any type of sexual activity, be aware that some of the stories you come across online might depict acts you find troubling. If that happens on one of these sites, move onto the next one. There’s no need to linger in a space that makes you uncomfortable. In the meantime, happy reading.

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Juliana LaBianca is a writer and editor who specializes in lifestyle reporting. When she’s not working, she can be found tidying and re-tidying her apartment on New York’s Upper East Side. 

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