Just because we’re in the mood for a story that’s sexual in nature doesn’t mean we have to google ‘mommy porn’ or ‘books like Fifty Shades of Grey’. There are plenty of titles, both classics and modern literature, that provide readers with a sensual experience with precise prose and character driven stories. Below is a list of our current favorites.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace is chalk full of brilliant, multidimensional renderings of sexual feeling that it’s hard to choose just one scene.
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner depicts life in the Lower East bohemian culture of Art, Music and sexuality.
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Yes, this book is criticized for being violently misogynistic. But keep in mind, its fiction. Frequently protested and unreadable by many, its jarring, disturbing and sadistic storyline is worth a read if you can stomach it.
Hemptameron by Marguerite de Navarre Short stories, told by women, about their experiences of love and sexuality in the 15th century. Surprisingly still pretty vivid.