While some of us may associate porn with movies or pictures, another type of porn often overlooked in mainstream representation is erotic literature, or erotica.
Do you remember the hysteria that ensued when 50 Shades of Grey landed on bookshelves across the globe? As it shot to best seller status, this novel was many people's first introduction to the concept of erotica. But, it’s no new phenomena. Before we met Christian Grey, there was Mills and Boon, the novels renowned for their popularity amongst bored housewives (and the steamy scenes adorning their covers).
While these examples may seem somewhat cringeworthy, the majority of erotica isn’t all as cliche as pop culture can make it seem, and it’s certainly not only for cis women. Anyone can enjoy erotica and, just like with pornographic videos, there’s a huge selection of genres of erotic literature to suit everybody. Whatever scenario gets you feeling hot and bothered, there’s sure to be an entire library of stories tailored to your innermost desires.
Not only is enjoying erotic literature great for broadening your horizons, it also has some very real benefits for your sex life as well.