This blog isn't about sex. It's about great sex! I set it up because you only live twice, once in your dreams.

This blog is a portal to the wonderful world of web-based erotic writing. It also serves as a filter: finding stories for you to enjoy without worrying. Use both the reviews and the labels to help you identify stories which will suit your tastes. If the idea of ‘oral’ makes your stomach churn, click on ‘romance’ in the label cloud. Use the rating system: from 0 for nonsexual to XXX for eyebrow raising. (Just your eyebrows will do, thank you, sheesh!)

And use the biggest sexual organ in your body: that’s your brain, dumbo! Which bit of you do you think processes the little messages from your nerve endings in a kiss and releases the endorphins that make you go Whoopdidoo! As you read the reviews and choose stories, as you follow up other stories from those outside of this site: Think before you Click. Come Home quickly if you’re not sure about what you find. Some stories out there are far out on the wild side because humans are inventive beings –not always in nice ways.

Remember too that these are fantasy erotic stories and so the sex is always sizzling. In another life, just being close to someone you have always liked is usually enough. They won’t need a 10“ wonger or GG breasts to turn you on.

Take care of your sweet self and enjoy your dreams.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Audio Smut

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It happens that a lot of the material I'm looking at right now is audio, so I thought I would just go with that and focus on audio smut for the next few blogposts. 

There's a proliferation of smutty short stories online. Maybe Roland Barthes was wrong when he proclaimed 'the death of the author'. However, the playful interaction between listener and writer on audio stories reveals what Barthes meant by this provocative statement.

Barthes intended to show us how the author does not have ultimate control of the text. Each reader brings their own understanding to a story, and Barthes argued that the reader was more the 'author' than the person writing a story. Audio stories seem to offer a step on for that interactive poststructuralist way of creating fiction. 


There are more traditional online audio stories which are written and read by a single person in the classic way, many of which can be found on sites like Literotica (click on the label 'audio' in the cloud to your right to find some). 

Gone Wild Audio, on reddit.com, goes further. Gone Wild Audio offers writerly participants the chance to put a scenario up online and have readerly participants voice the story. (GoneWildAudio is here. Guidelines to orienteering around this erotic audio world are here.)

An article in Playboy comments on the opportunities this provides to experiment without having sex. In a thread on Gone Wild, participants talk about gaining understanding of sexuality while remaining virgin by posting and reading stories with people they will never meet in real life. Participants are sweetly supportive to each other in the thread, sharing the annoyance at being judged for not yet having kissed or got down and dirty 'for real'. 

GWA is a great place to play and find yourself sexually 
before you become intimate with someone, a safety net of sorts.

One girl actually routinely calls one of my other virgin friends because she has 
no idea what she's doing and the virgin friend actually knows more about 
sex and sexuality than the friend that is having sex with her coworkers 
in the parking lot of the fast food chain they work at.

Truly, what could be safer sex than writing, voicing and hearing sexiness, all under cover of pseudonyms, with people who may not even be on the same continent as you.

First off, hearing a story read with breathy tones in your very ear is already a deeply erotic experience. "I can have a hands-free orgasm from the right sound and the right voice," confesses TheRavenFox in the Playboy article. Nona Willis Aronowitz, author of the article, finds many of her friends overwhelmed by the realism of audio, it's "too much", "too real". 

Plus, hearing someone read your words back to you as if they are the ideal character you fantasize in your own story, adds considerably to the intimacy. I guess there is a bit of pride if a number of people are willing to pick up and read your story, and from what I have seen so far people's egos are gently boosted on the site with writers and readers mutually complimenting each other's efforts and listeners enjoying a good vibe too. On Literotica there is less of a connection although affectionately intimate messages to fans in the introductions to stories rather than in comments suggest there is a closer connection than between textual writers and fans. 

If you want to get into audio stories, then you can find out how to make recordings in a blogpost I wrote here. I should start on Literotica, where you have more distance and control and can get good feedback, or perhaps put up something less naughty on Soundcloud where they are stricter about smut (not in that way!), then go and have an explore of GoneWildAudio. You may find people want to commission private readings from you, and why not get paid for something which you enjoy doing - although you will have to figure out safe ways to get the money. I'm not aware of sites through which you could sell erotic tracks in the way you can sell text stories on Smashwords and Amazon Kindle. (Smashwords used to allow sales of audio but have stopped doing so.) Correct me (wink) if I'm wrong, I don't think apple itunes allows smut. Perhaps someone will set up firstbiteofthecherry.com in order to offer erotic audio artistes an outlet, LOL. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Audio erotica also makes for very fun listening while driving!

Naoko Smith said...

Drive safely! ;) Make sure your hands are on the wheel .