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Oct 20, 2006, 9:00am Top

I'm looking for a collection of stories specifically about sexual awakening and discovery as a gift for a friend. He likes them pretty graphic (many of mine are 'too literary' for his taste). Any suggestions?

Oct 20, 2006, 9:55am Top

Most actual collections I've found are too 'literary' so I've stuck to reading works by a single author at a time. I particularly like novels that aren't classified as erotic fiction, like Kushiel's Dart & series, The Story of O was pretty good (and even has an illustrated version I'm willing to part with), and I know there are others in my library... I'm brain dead at the moment so I'll post later when I'm either a.) not at work or b.) able to think without bursting a blood vessel. ;)

Oct 20, 2006, 10:28am Top

He's not into bondage (nor am I), which I know completely narrows the options. I'm probably just going to have to read a slew of explicit erotica to find what I'm looking for. Oh, well ;)

Oct 23, 2006, 11:44am Top

And make sure to report back on your findings!

Oct 23, 2006, 11:54am Top

So far, my first choice is Rescue Me by Megan Clark. Have any of you boys out there read this? I'm guessing it's written in a first-person female voice and I'd like to get a take from male readers. If no man here has, but wants to, please let me know how you like it.

Jul 20, 2008, 12:15am Top

He may like "Venus in Furs". I think "literary" is what separates erotica from porn or smut fiction.

Aug 7, 2008, 3:51pm Top

Most recently within the past two months I have joined FACEBOOK and found a group page called Mindspired where You could post your original erotica stories.However they insist that You use correct grammar style and punctuation.Writers like myself that use library computers whose programs dont allow me to indent new paragraphs looks more like a page from a Kerouac novel.

Mar 2, 2014, 2:15am Top

Try Loving Leo by Anny Dixon

Mar 2, 2014, 2:15am Top

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Try Anny Dixon, Loving Leo. It's pretty hot!

Oct 31, 2014, 8:31am Top

Apr 9, 10:56am Top

As far as sexual awakenings go, you can't beat Philosophy in the Bedroom or Juliette by DAF Sade. They are both incredibly graphic yet have literary cache. The best of both worlds.

The first volume of Storm Constantine's Wraeththu is also worth a look.

And then there's Story of O by Pauline Reage and Story of The Eye by Georges Bataille.

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