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7 Sexy Sites To Spice Up Your Summer Reading

Is it getting hot in here?

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Once upon a time, you had to buy a romance novel if you wanted written masturbation material. But now, thanks to online erotica, that time is long past. There are free erotica sites to suit virtually every kink and every proclivity.

I developed a love for erotica during high school summer vacations, when I'd sneak down to the store by my family's beach house to get Cosmo, hoping nobody caught on that I was really just reading it for the "red-hot reads." When I got my own computer for college, it occurred to me that I didn't need to be sneaky anymore: I could search for red-hot reads online. Then, I realized that was just a tiny portion of the sexy stories available on the internet (not to mention a pretty narrow representation of human sexual desire, but that's another conversation).

After many a Google search ranging from "erotica for women" to "exhibitionist fantasies" to "embarrassing orgasms" (don't ask why it's just a thing I'm into lately), let's just say my summer reading list has become more varied than women having intercourse with muscular men on beaches. Here are a few sites to keep you occupied on hot summer nights... or heat up your nights any time of year.

1
Literotica

Since all sorts of users post stories on Literotica, it doesn't always contain the most professional-sounding writing, but I will give it one thing: There's a lot of it. You can search through oddly specific categories, from "mind control" to "sci-fi and fantasy" to "loving wives," and browse the most popular stories to bypass the rest. Oh, and the interface is a serious '90s throwback.

2
Clitical

As the name might suggest, Clitical is dedicated to female masturbation. In addition to product reviews and masturbation tips, it's got a library of female-friendly erotic stories and poetry.

3
Lush Stories

Lush Stories is another '90s throwback in design, but it does have over 43,000 stories. If you can't find one that turns you on, you'll probably at least find one that makes you laugh.

For your entertainment, here's the "Wife Lovers" category's description: "These are stories about wife lovers, and specifically concerned with married women. The wife in question may not actually be making love to her husband, and the stories could involve other lovers, either men or women. Akin to this category are slut wives, hot and horny wife stories, wife swapping, and cheating wives." How great is that?

4
Libida

You may come to this woman-centered site for sex toys and sex ed, but you just might stay for the creative, plot-driven erotica.

Check out "Pottery Yarn," a story about a man who brings his roommate a dildo after hearing her playing with sex toys in her room.

5
Aurore

Aurore is "erotica updated," and aims to "build a community empowering people to express their sexuality through writing." That means you, as the reader, will have lots to choose from, from vanilla to kink.

6
The Casual Sex Project

This collection of real-life sex stories is part-erotica and part-ethnography. It'll satiate not only your sexual desires but also your curiosity about how other people are having sex (admit it, you were curious).

7
Nifty

These erotic stories are geared specifically toward LGBT people, but they can be hot for anyone, especially considering that the most popular porn categories among women are "lesbian" and "gay men."

Don't ask me why the best erotica sites are also the ones with the most retro interfaces. But trust me: When you're in the midst of a super sexy story, you're willing to overlook it.