I read an article about 50 Shades of Grey and how Ebooks are pushing erotica to the best sellers list. I personally do not think 50 Shades of Grey is erotica, but it’s certainly close, and it’s started the conversation.
When the internet came into mainstream, and probably even before that, it made porn much more accessible, no longer did you have to go to the back room of the video store to get an X-rated video. This seems to have had a bigger impact on men, who typically enjoy visual cues. But us poor woman, it took the Ebook to make our form of porn (erotica) more accessible, but now we can read it in public without anyone knowing. “So what are you reading?” Just answer with whatever boring book title you can come up with and the conversation is over.
Of course woman have always been reading erotica, but how many realized they might enjoy it? With the introduction of 50 Shades of Grey into the mainstream, how many more woman will be seeking out erotica to read on their ereaders? Maybe the erotica genre will start to grow, more authors making more money and woman paying more.
In the meantime, does anyone want to recommend any erotica writers they’ve enjoyed reading?