Writing erotica… to make money

In recent days, I've been seeing quite a few people on Facebook groups and Reddit pages discussing the viability of erotica as a source of substantial income. Since the craze ran during 2015-2016, everyone and their mother turned up to lay their stake into that particular oil well. For a while, things were going well. Demand was higher, and supply was much higher, and it had never been a better time to start as an erotica writer.

On Matters of Men, Romance, and Insecurity

Everyone, from those who raise us at early boyhood, to the women we pursue, all play a part in our behaviors, and yes, our egos. Of course, we're becoming much more aware of the cultural stigma of boys being taught to always 'man up' and not to show emotion, but it's more than just our upbringing, it's those around us during adulthood who play a role as well. If you think back, there has probably been several instances where you, or someone you know, has made some dramatic exclamation about the opposite sex. Whether it be a guy who rolls his eyes, muttering, "Women, huh?" or a lady groaning in frustration, shouting, "Ugh, MEN!!!" What this does is further build up the stigma of every person of the opposite sex only ever behaving in a particular fashion. "He can't help it, he's a guy" or, "What more can you expect from a man?" they all play a role in creating this image of what a man is supposed to be like.

Erotic Romance, Smut, and the Line

I had recently read a blog post from another erotica author, like myself, who spoke about the differences between erotica and smut. Her explanation entailed there being very little, to no difference, between those genres at all. What you label your work is entirely up to your interpretation or preferences. After reading it, I found myself dissatisfied with her conclusion, and found it to be a little fluffy. Personally, I dislike when people try to blur the lines between distinct genres, and create this idea that what one person does is no different than what someone else does.

By Approval Only

Some of you may remember some time ago when I posted an Erotic Bites story called New Membership, I wrote about a couple who become members of a lifestyle club in downtown Nashville. I was inspired to write about this club after learning about it's existence. Yes, it's a real place, it's in downtown Nashville, and it really is an exclusive club where people will dance, swing, and explore their own sexuality. It may seem surprising to the uninitiated, but these kinds of clubs are much more prevalent than you would think, with similar establishments in nearly every major city across the country. If you don't believe me, see for yourself. Depending on where you live, there could be one just within driving distance.

Time for a spanking

I can still recall the first time I raised my hand up, held my palm open, and swung it down onto the tender flesh of a woman's buttocks. The room rang with a sharp, satisfying tone, followed by a whimper of pleasure and pain. The pale skin on her rear was already turning pink, and formed the shape of my hand. She took a breath, dipped her head, looked back at me with her brown eyes, and said, "Again". Ok, so maybe that was how my second experience in spanking went.

Big and Beautiful Women, gotta love them.

I don't know when it first happened, but there was a time, back when I was a teenager, and I was only attracted to thinner women, as most young guys are. But at some point, I began to look at larger women with more appreciation for their appearance. I remember one such woman from my class when I was a junior. She was absolutely gorgeous, but was also a bit more curvy than the women I was normally into. I didn't understand my attraction to her at the time, but she was probably one of my bigger crushes back then.

9 Tips to get you from Amateur to Less Amateurish

I hope you'll all excuse some of the brashness I'll be using in this post, as I've become somewhat frustrated with the current standards of erotica-writing. Let me begin by saying there are TONS of great writers out there with some amazing work going out on a regular basis. With that said, when I first came out into the erotica genre, I was very happy with what I was finding. There was a website I got all my stories from(very small site, only a handful of stories compared to Literotica or LushStories), but every time I read a story, I was always bewitched by the situations contained within, and lost myself in the elegant stories that made me blush. It was because those stories were so well done, it inspired me to try and write a few myself, and aspire to the same quality.

The Mystery of Primal Play

Now, to get into specifics, it's a style of BDSM that deals with sex in a manner that is much more animalistic than conventional sex, or what they refer to as 'Primal Play'. It's not just being a bit more rough with your partner that makes this animalistic, no, I mean this in a much more literal sense.

On Male Erotica Authors

Now, there's been this misconception going around saying, 'women write erotica, men write porn'. The basis for this concept is, as you can imagine, when women write, they do so using emotions, romance, and seduction. Whereas men only write slutty women performing sex acts from start to finish, just as you might see in porn. While this may be true for a lot of erotica writers, it's the wrong state of mind to have when choosing the next author to read. But the concept doesn't end there either.

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