Updated/Revised Date: 21st Sep 2022
Author: Sexual Diversity | Contact: SexualDiversity.org
Additional References: Erotic Stories Publications
Synopsis: Adult erotic stories, poems, and other sensual writings with a sexual theme considered to be erotic literature.
Erotic fiction is the name given to fiction that deals with sex or sexual themes, generally more literary or severe than the fiction seen in pornographic magazines and sometimes including elements of satire or social criticism. Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of eros (passionate, romantic, or sexual relationships) intended to arouse similar feelings in readers, in contrast to erotica, which focuses more specifically on sexual feelings. The boundary between fiction and non-fiction is often very diffuse. To the cultured mind, the study of the writer as a professional man, the literary work as a means of communication, and the reader as a consumer of cultural goods is vaguely sacrilegious.
Reading and writing about sexual feelings and adventures can liberate. Writing about traumatic, stressful, or emotional events has improved physical and psychological health. For some people, writing can be for compensation, a hobby, and some, an emotional lifeline; the latter is known as "writing therapy," a form of expressive therapy that uses the act of writing and processing the written word as therapy.
"Confessional" auto-biography has become very popular today. There are dozens of books and short stories on topics such as child abuse by parents, priests, and relatives. Writing therapy is about giving silent but meaningful expression to that which has not been, or cannot be, spoken aloud, and it's cheaper than any drug!
Increased interactivity and anonymity allows casual or hobby writers the opportunity to author their own sexually oriented stories and share them with a worldwide audience. Many erotic story authors have been known to adopt colorful pseudonyms and can develop cult followings within their genre, though some will use (or claim to use) their actual real names. Among transgender or genderqueer authors, it is not an uncommon practice to adopt a feminine or masculine alter-ego. However, it is also not unheard of for a writer of erotica to use their own given name(s).
Lesbian pulp fiction began to trend in the twentieth century with some classic works such as Desert of the Heart (1964), The Price of Salt (1952), Spring Fire (1952), and Patience and Sarah (1969). Many of these works' writers were women, such as Gale Wilhelm and Ann Bannon. In addition, many male homosexuals also enjoyed gay pulp fiction, which borrowed the same sexploitation format as lesbian books.
By reading the work of others who write sensual or erotic literature, we get ideas or reminders of where our minds can wander. But writing allows us to step out of our comfort zones and shake off the restrictions we impose upon ourselves.
|Latest Erotic Stories Publications|
The above information is from our reference library of material relating to Erotic Stories that includes:
|Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anais Nin - Book Review|
Book review of Delta of Venus, a collection of fifteen erotic short stories.
Publish Date: 28th Apr 2023 - Updated: 29th Apr 2023
|Masturbating Fairy: An AI Experiment|
A tale of a fairy named Morning who took joy in pleasuring herself under a waterfall.
Publish Date: 30th Jan 2023
|Once Upon a Time|
In this story of my first sexual fantasy, I strip naked influences that helped create it.
Publish Date: 30th Nov 2022 - Updated: 9th Dec 2022
|Avon Red Erotic Fiction Novels|
Avon Books is stoking the fires of romance and women's fiction with the introduction of Avon Red, its new line of trade-sized erotica novels, which will also be made available as HarperCollins e-books.
Publish Date: 28th Jul 2021
|Disability in Erotica|
A diversity of bodies can remind us we are desirable. Erotica does not explore the beauty and sexuality of disabled or otherwise uncommon bodies and minds often enough.
Publish Date: 8th Dec 2020 - Updated: 21st Sep 2022
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• (APA): SexualDiversity.org. (2022, September 21). Confessional Erotic Story Writing Therapy. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved December 5, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/literature/erotic/
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