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Write Your Own Erotic Story

Writing your own erotic story can be a fun way to discover your erotic writing talent or just to fantasize and writing about your thoughts.

By Rebecca Dane, A Couple of Kinks

If you enjoy reading erotic stories then you might enjoy writing your own! The first time I was asked to write one, I was a bit nervous about it because I had no clue how it would turn out! Well, I’ve written quite a few since then so it is safe to say that I really enjoyed it! Erotic stories can be a lot of fun to read but there is something special about writing your own narratives. If you’ve ever thought about it (or if this is your first time thinking about it), I have some tips for you!


1. Read, read, read!

The most important thing for writers to do is to actually read! You need to peruse through a bunch of erotic stories to discover what kind of styles you like. You’ll see how other people arc their stories and describe their characters and you’ll be able to figure out what parts you appreciate. Basically, read as many erotic stories as you can!

2. Decide the Length

Decide what type of story you plan on writing. Are you going to write a short flash-fiction? Are you going to write the next novel? Will it be a series of stories that explore the same characters? Different characters? You don’t need to know your exact word count, but having an idea of how long your story should be will help you flesh out the scenes within your story.

3. Set a Scene

Are you writing about people in real life or are you writing fan fiction or are you writing sci-fi erotica? You need to set the context of the story before you can start writing. Will this happen in your present-day city or will this happen in the future with robot sex machines? There are an unlimited number of possibilities, so try narrowing it down before beginning.

4.  Base it in Truth

You do not have to write about your sex life but using elements from your experiences can be beneficial. If you’re stuck for ideas, then think about an event in your life that made you feel ecstatic and branch off from there. You don’t have to have participated in an orgy to write about an orgy, but you can set the scene somewhere you’re familiar with or have one of the characters enjoy the same penetration that you enjoy. It is easier to write semi-truths than to make everything up from scratch.

5. All About the Characters

You might think that an erotic story is all about the sex scene, but it is actually more about the build up to the sex scene. You need your readers to care about the characters. If they don’t, then who cares how intense an orgasm is? Readers want to get to know your characters and feel connected to them. Make sure to describe them and describe some non-sexual interactions between the characters. Don’t make them perfect though – people don’t connect with perfect characters, they connect with characters that have unique personalities and negative traits. Basically, keep your characters real (even if they are an alien species, your readers need to be able to connect to something).

6.  Research!

If you don’t know the proper terminology for something, then look it up! Read up about consent. Read up about fetish terms and BDSM safety practices. You can’t properly describe a bondage scene if you don’t know anything about setting up a bondage scene and the correct language. You don’t need to be a bondage expert, but read up on basic practices. It will help your story feel real and it will also promote your readers to have safe practices. Always remember that safe sex is super sexy and ‘safe’ includes consent, communication and proper protection.

7. Avoid Repetitions

Don’t spend your whole story describing an erection as a ‘rod’ and an orgasm as ‘a burning fire in my groin’. First, try to avoid clichés as much as possible (it will be harder than you think). Second, don’t repeat the same descriptions over and over again. It’s lazy and it will lose your readers. Find different ways to describe genitals, sexual acts and cute smirks.

8. Use a Pen Name

If you’re planning to put the story online, then I would suggest picking a fake name if you are worried about your colleagues or family discovering it. Many authors use pen names, so you might consider using one until you are comfortable placing your own name on your work.

You don’t have to write an erotic story for other people to read, you can write it just for you! Whatever your reason might be, writing erotica is a really fun exercise to get your creative juices flowing! You can fantasize on paper and we think that’s pretty cool.


Rebecca Dane


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