When you think of the word erotica , it's entirely possible you still picture romance novel covers with Fabio shirtless by the ocean. And that totally counts! But fortunately, the medium has become a little more adventurous than that. Beyond its power to titillate, good erotic art can make powerful, sex-positive social statements. Just look at how the genre has flourished on Instagram: Tons of artists with hundreds of thousands of followers have, for the last few years, been showing their huge audiences new ways to think about love, sex, and intimacy—often at the risk of getting their accounts deleted for being in violation of Instagram's intense, decidedly antinipple community guidelines.
When I started writing erotic stories five years ago, it was because of a desire to add a little spice to my own marriage and surprise my husband. Our youngest child had just gone off to school and I was working from home. I loved writing, in fact my lifelong dream has been to be an author, and I figured it would be fun to pen some saucy tales for him to enjoy. It was fun — a lot of fun. It was easier to get started than I thought, I just came up with a situation, well, more of an inkling of an idea to start with, then I got myself into the head and body! My first story was called The Beach and is about a lady who goes on holiday to get over a relationship break up. She falls asleep in the sun and wakes up hours later to find the beach deserted and the sun setting.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Instead, there remains a bit of a misconception that all of modern erotica is somehow similar to Fifty Shades , with female submissives being the name of the game.
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