Have you ever thought about writing your own erotic stories? Or maybe memoirs? Then you're not alone.
Lots of people feel awkward about sharing their writing – understandably so, if you've ever read a comment section anywhere on the internet.
It's scary to put yourself out there. But it can also be a huge turn-on, and ultimately rewarding.
Even if your audience is just yourself and a lover, erotic writing is a great way to explore fantasies. Writing can relieve stress, and when you're doing it for fun, it can be a welcome break from academic assignments.
If you've ever thought about putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as it's now more often known (though it does sound slightly less romantic), here are some small steps to get you started.
Whenever you walk into your local high street bookshop, smutty novels are seemingly jumping off the shelves at you.
You know what I mean - those books with moody, dark covers and generic titles like 'Beautiful Unbound', or something.
But erotic fiction wasn't always so accessible. The erotic novel dates back hundreds of years before Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene, and until the 1960s it was pretty hard to get your hands on a copy of your favourite filth.
So, to celebrate the release of Fifty Shades Freed movie (squee!), I flipped through some of history's most scandalous novels to see how they hold up in 2018.
So, Universal Studios have finally released the official Fifty Shades Freed trailer, and we'd be lying if we said it hadn't got all of us at Lovehoney whipped (ahem) into a frenzy of excitement.
Of course, we've already watched it dozens of times, and we have a few hunches as to what to expect when the third (and final, sob) instalment in the trilogy lands in February.
Here are 8 things that caught our eye in the new trailer – don't forget to tell us which bits you're most excited about!
Reading is not only fun-damental, it's also a great way to up your skills in the bedroom. Who knew?
Well, we did actually, which is why we stock a range of informative titles on everything from anal and oral sex to bondage and massage.
We've got you covered from cover to cover.
Pick up one of our top rated books on one of your favourite topics now, and step your game up to the next level.
Or how about dropping a cheeky hint to the one you love with a text about something you both might like to explore?
Read more below, and pick up a new book you won't want to put down anytime soon.
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You can never know enough about sex, and taking some time to study up on the classic moves could expand your bedroom prowess. Sound good? Well then, you'll LOVE our book of the month for May!
This month's chosen book is The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra edited by Maxim Jakubowski, which explores both the traditional Kama Sutra sex positions and their modern variations.
Inside the book, you'll also find sensual artwork, provocative short stories and detailed instructions for a variety of sex positions, including 50 not found in the original Kama Sutra text.
Order The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra from Lovehoney.com.au during May and get a free strawberry massage candle (worth $7.95!)
Adding a candle to your foreplay helps create a sensual atmosphere, plus this strawberry-scented massage candle melts into a luxurious massage oil. Win-win!
The world of virginal Jess Lockhart is engulfed in passion and seduction after she meets her handsome yet troubled boss, billionaire Ellis McKenna.
Read How to Seduce A Billionaire by Portia Da Costa and enjoy both perspectives in March's book of the Month.
Written by the New York Times best-selling author who brought us The Accidental Call Girl and In Too Deep, this erotic novel delves into the relationship between Jess and Ellis as they struggle with his painful past and their intense attraction.
After reading Fifty Shades of Grey you're bound to love this erotic tale of seduction and pleasure between boss and innocent employee.
Plus, when you pick up How to Seduce a Billionaire during March, we'll include a free bullet vibrator, worth $15!
Read on below for a sexy extract from the novel…
It may be getting warmer outside but we have the perfect selection of sexy stories to get you in the Christmas mood this December.
It's hard to believe 2014 is coming to an end, but thankfully we've decided that our Book of the Month offer for the year has to be a special one. So, when you pick up the holiday inspired Stocking Fillers during December you'll get a free set of furry handcuffs (normally $11.95).
Boost you Christmas spirit with 22 festive tales compiled and edited by erotica genius Lori Perkins.
Each sexy story has a distinctly Christmas feel, giving you a seductive treat each evening. Plus, the free gift offers plenty of opportunities for play with your partner.
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for your loved one or want to treat yourself, make sure you pick up Stocking Fillers before the end of the month to avail of the special offer.
Tracey Cox is one of our favourite authors as well as the UK's top sexpert. Plus, her sex toy range is available exclusively at Lovehoney.
During November she's also the author of our sexy Book of the Month: Superhotsex. Bonus, enjoy a bestselling Supersex Bullet vibe as your free gift with the purchase of Superhotsex all month long.
Perfect for couples looking to add some spice to their love life, read up on fantasies like spanking, outdoor sex and roleplay. Written in Tracey's famous witty style, Superhotsex is packed with fun new techniques to try with your lover.
Pick up Superhotsex right now and you receive a FREE Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator (normally $16.95). What are you waiting for?
Lovehoney's Erotic Book of the Month deal is back!
October's bondage inspired story is Dangerously Bound by New York Times bestselling author Eden Bradley. Enjoy your copy even more when you take advantage of this hot deal. Each copy comes with a free BlueBella OM..G! G-Spot Vibrator to really spice up your reading.
We spoke with Eden Bradley about what makes this book special and she gave us some uncensored back story to share: "Dangerously Bound combines several of my favorite things: a hot tattooed bad boy and the city of New Orleans."
"If you've read any of my books then you probably already know that kink is often a main ingredient, and a part of my own life, so it's a favorite theme to write about. In this case there's a lot of rope play, which was something I didn't have much experience with myself, so of course I had to do research - that's what I'm calling it, anyway."
Read more from Eden and enjoy a sneak preview of Dangerously Bound below:
We don't know about you, but we take every chance we can to snuggle up with a good book - ideally a naughty one - for some much-needed alone time. So that's why we love picking a new book and free gift combo each month, as a sexy treat to make you look forward to reading time even more!
July's Book of the Month is a red-hot collection of three short stories by the much-loved New York Times best-selling author Eden Bradley. Want to get involved? Simply pick up your copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure this July to receive a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator completely free. What a bargain!
We spoke to Eden about what inspired this anthology, and she told us: "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Read on for a sneaky preview of Eden's writing, and discover what inspired each story…