Now before I lose half my audience, let me make a point: Erotica is not about romance. It’s about sex. No matter how it’s dressed up or presented, the essence of erotica writing is sex, because without it, it’s just plain old fiction.
Erotica often gets overlooked because of its reputation for being flowery, or softcore, or worse yet, for women. But, in fact, erotica spans as many varieties, niches and genres as any of the porn that’s being sold online. Erotica stories can be found on many adult pay sites, free sites, even TGPs. Stories
It’s just never been my thing. I don’t dislike it – (in fact, I was kind of aroused when I watched a gay porn shoot in Vegas earlier this year, but that’s another story) – but for many years, porn was never really a source of sexual stimulation for me.
Maybe it’s because I’m a woman, or maybe it’s because I’m a writer.