In the year 2020, sex still sells and sexual intimacy is still pretty taboo in a large chunk of the world despite our increasingly liberal attitude towards relationship dynamics. Divisions in media consumption are getting more blurred each day but visual pornography remains largely a male-oriented field with men at the helm while most erotica is written by women for women. Whether its the difference in the effectivity of sexual stimuli or industry discrimination, the horny part of my brain knows what it wants and it is chanting for more erotica—not that I’m immune to hot videos.
If you don’t have much privacy these days, consuming erotic media is the next best thing to actually masturbating or having sex (to those who are quarantining with their partners, congrats). Let these erotic stories help you get through this drought. Before you know it, we’ll be back on the streets and under the sheets in no time.
Smile Makers is a company that sells sex products for women and their mission is to “normalize the perception of female sexuality.” It’s been featured in several magazines including Vogue and Vanity Fair. They also have a collection of women’s erotica on their website that you can access for free. Try the steamy kitchen sex short story (yup, they did it by the countertop) titled “A Recipe For Pleasure” to get a taste of what they have to offer.
MyErotica’s curated collection
MyErotica is an independently-run project on Medium’s site platform. It boasts of its “refined erotic fiction.” You can choose from their erotic short stories and erotic story podcasts. If sounds are a big turn on for you, try listening to the poly stories “Crowded” or “I don’t care what your name is” which is about an anonymous one-night stand.
Dipsea is a female-founded studio company that produces super sexy audio stories. They keep a team of writers, editors, directors, producers and engineers so you know that they really care about quality. The company describes itself as “relatable, feminist and celebratory.” You can check out their five to 20-minute stories with a free trial. To decide if you want the full access to their soundscape, try a sampling of a menage a moi called “Queen of Swords” or get to know the POC lesbians of “Open Floor Plan.”
If you’ve been part of any fandom, it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard of fanfiction haven Archive of Our Own. Its explicit tag is home to many erotic fanfictions on just about any pairing you can think of. If some fictional characters have gotten you feeling hot and heavy (yes, even the clown from IT), type their name on the search bar and let your fantasies run wild. There’s a Draco Malfoy x Harry Potter story called “All Our Secret Laid Bare” if you’re not sure where to start your foray into multi-chaptered smut.
These are just some of the many sites that offer women-oriented sexual delights. If you know a couple more, please send them our way.