Where To Find Free Erotica Online That'll Get You Hot And Steamy

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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 erotic literature, or just free erotica in general.

In fact, one British study carried out by "The Observer" found that while just 36% of women watch adult videos, 53% read erotica online at least occasionally.

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Interestingly, only 32% of men do the same — and 76% of them watch videos when they do.

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

1. Literotica.com

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 their "Hall of Fame" stories for the highest-rated pieces in each category.

2. Nifty

Though the site is focused more on the LGBTQ+ community, there's a steamy story on this site for everyone.

The site has easy categories that navigate you to the stories best suited for you.

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.

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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.

7. Libida

Libida has it all... literally. Not only do they have everything and anything under the sun for erotica, but they also sell sex toys and have erotic photography to help you get turned on.

The stories have everything from oral, dominance and submission, bisexual and lesbian, role-play, and much more!

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.

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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. The Casual Sex Project

The casual Sex Project has an easy-to-use site with each story in a certain block of color. They have a neat categorization system where the colored block a story is in will let you know the subject material, i.e. FWB, one-night stands, short flings, etc.

Another cool feature is that when you hover over a particular story a sentence from the story pops up to give you a taste of the writing.

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 on to 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.