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6 Places To Read Erotic Novels For Free Online To Get Your Fix

My grandma used to read tons of erotic novels. She would buy them at the checkout line at the grocery store.

When I was little, I thought it was the weirdest and grossest thing ever. My 70-year-old grandmother? A sexual being? No, thank you.

But now that I'm older, I can't get over how cool that was. Yeah grandma, you get yours! 

Now, thankfully, you don't have to actually buy your erotic novels at the book store or grocery store. You can download them, or read them online fo' free. And you should read them. They are super fun, engrossing, and, in my opinion, hotter than actual porn, which ends up turning me off a lot of times.

Lucky for you, I have done my research! When you've worn out that last copy of 50 Shades of Grey, here are places where you can read erotic stories — literotica — online.

1. Refinery29's Erotica Guide

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Refinery29's Erotica Guide includes several short, erotic stories written by various authors.

With titles such as Bollywood and the Beast, I Couldn't Believe I Was Doing This, and If You're Good, You'll Get Another Taste Later, you're bound to find a story that tickles your fancy...

...or at least tickles something.

2. Literotica

Literotica is a collection of free, online erotica stories divided into categories. Into exotic horror? Lesbian sex? Romance? Masturbation? They've got all the stories for you.

Additionally, they even have some text with audio, if you feel like being read to. (Good for keeping your hands free, if you know what I mean.)

If you're a burgeoning writer yourself, you can even submit your own stories, poetry, and illustrations. So if you're looking for your first internet byline, Literotica may be a good place to start.

3. Remittance Girl

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If you're looking for some erotica with BDSM undertones, then these BDSM-inspired stories are for you. A warning on Remittance Girl's website says:

It is not suitable for readers under the age of majority. The erotica, stories, series and novellas include themes of BDSM, bondage, fetish, threesomes, domination, submission, and rape fantasies. Although literary in nature, the stories do contain explicit descriptions of sex. Please use your good judgment when reading this material.

So obviously, proceed with caution here. But if your tastes are a little more... adventurous, then this is the erotica for you.

4. The Nifty

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The Nifty is a donation-based site for LGBTQ erotic stories.

Its stories are divided by genre, including gay male, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender.

In addition to having free erotica, it also has a shopping section, where you can buy goods such as coffee cups or wall clocks, in case you want to bring your love of erotica into your home! #interiordesign.

5. The Erotic Review

The Erotic Review features several different erotic short stories, laid out like blog posts for easy access. You can find these short stories under the site's "fiction" section.

The website also contains articles, reviews (for things like sex toys and events), and even videos. So if you like to do some intellectual reading and sexy Yelp-like reviewing after you read your erotic stories, I'd definitely bookmark this website.

6. Sex Stories

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Dang. Sex Stories has a ton of... stories.

The website has 13 different genres, and some genres (fiction, for example) have up to 25,000 stories included.

There are approximately 100 different themes, from aliens to water sports, to choose from as well. (Yes, there is erotica written about both aliens and water sports — maybe even about aliens who play water sports). There are also multiple stories for each individual theme at that.

If you're a beginner to erotica, this huge database might be a good place to start. However, the stories here are a little more intense and fetish-y in nature. (There are 422 stories about foot fetishes alone.)

So when you're looking for your steamy romance fix, these are some of the best places where you can read hot erotica online for free.

Do you have any suggestions? Let me know in the comment section.