Suggested Erotica Reading List

Bibliotherapy* studies have shown that reading erotica can be an effective method to help women spark and increase their sexual desire. The collection of short stories and websites were chosen specifically for their brevity, allowing you to have a quick read either before or while you are enjoying sexplay. The content varies from romantic to extreme sexual themes, and the writing from suggestive to highly explicit pieces.

These stories are fantasies and some may stimulate you more than others. If you share these with your sexual partner, be clear whether you wish to reenact one of the fantasies or just enjoy being turned on. There is also material that might trigger your libido and have you questioning your sexual orientation or identity. People sometimes do respond to fantasies that are not in alignment with their typical behaviors or feelings. i.e. If you are a heterosexual woman and enjoy reading about two women behaving sexually with each other, this does not automatically indicate you are a lesbian.


The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

2013, by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor), T. Fox Dunham (Contributor)

69 authors share their hottest orgasm stories. This anthology is filled with steamy scenarios, all focusing on the Big O and celebrating women’s sexuality.


Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies for Couples

2015, by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor)

Romance and power play combine to create very edgy, lusty stories.


Ageless Erotica

2013, by Joan Price (Editor)

A collection of erotic stories and memoir essays; written for an audience that enjoys the sensual side of aging and “well-seasoned” sex.


Best Women’s Erotica 2015

2015, by Violet Blue (Editor)

Experimentation, first time encounters, break-up sex and the rekindling of desire fill the pages of this lusty anthology.


X: The Erotic Treasury

2008, by Susie Bright (Editor)

An elegantly designed slip case and cover filled with exceptionally hot stories.


My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies

1998, by Nancy Friday (Editor)

Originally published in the mid-70’s, it was considered a scandalous book. This newly packaged version did not cause the same outrage in the media, but still can arouse the senses. The anonymous stories share the details of private fantasies from every day women.


The Erotic Woman

A curated on-line magazine of free sexy stories and poetry.  You are given the opportunity to choose your spice level, from mild to inferno!



A free source for the hottest in erotic fiction and fantasy.



An erotic stories archive established in 1992. This is an ad-free, not-for-profit site that caters to lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and gay men.

*Hubin, A., DeSutter, P., & Reynaert, C. (2011). Bibliotherapy: An effective therapeutic tool for female sexual dysfunction. Sexologies, 20, 88–93.  Mintz, L.B., Balzer, A.M., Zhao, X., Bush, H.E. (2012). Bibliotherapy for Low Sexual Desire: Evidence for Effectiveness. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 3, 471-478.


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