Picture this: you finished a long day at work, completed your 5-to-9 routine (complete with a vigorous skincare routine), and are settled into bed at a reasonable hour. And before the endless nighttime TikTok scroll, you feel the urge to treat yourself—and I’m not talking about a late-night snack. Or maybe, for the sake of discretion, I am. Wink. Maybe your “snack” of choice is ethical, visual porn. Perhaps you prefer to go the audio erotica route. Or, maybe, you like the classics—good ol’ fashioned erotic fiction. A.K.A: smut.
Some people buy their erotic fiction in stories (boss move IMO), but for those who prefer to consume in private, the internet holds a wealth of free erotic fiction. However, with so many options out there, it can be tough to narrow down your preferred smut site. Luckily, I’m here to help you out.
Got an appetite for spice? Here are 6 free places to read erotic fiction online. Thank me later, K?
Known as one of the best ethical porn sites on the internet, Bellesa is home to more than just the visuals—they have a whole library of free erotic fiction. Score!
Bellesa’s library is full of smut in all different shapes and sizes. There are sensual romance stories, kinky bondage content, and a variety of erotic fiction covering every fantasy, kink, and desire that’s ever crossed your mind. Not to mention, you can find stories that are just pages long, or even a few chapters. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick and kinky fix or ready to play the long game, Bellesa is your new go-to for accessible smut.
Literotica is like a library in and of itself. Comprised of thousands (and I mean thousands) of user-written stories, Literotica has it all. Literally.
While this site has every kind of smut imaginable (from celebrity encounters to steamy casual sex to sci-fi sex), the sheer volume of content can be a bit hard to navigate. However, if you know exactly when you’re looking for, Literotica can be your own personal goldmine of erotica. Hello, jackpot.
3. SUGARBUTCH CHRONICLES
The name is already majestic AF, okay? So, what makes you think that this site’s content would be anything short of fantastic? Sugarbutch Chronicles was created by Mx. Sinclair Sexsmith (a writer and author), and features hundreds of queer-centered, erotic stories, poems, and essays for every kind of kink.
Aside from erotic short stories, Sugarbutch Chronicles also has a section for sex toy reviews and other sex-positive content. Happy reading, bestie.
4. Erotic Review
The New Yorker fiction section, but make it sexy. Erotic Review is a site that publishes high-quality smut that’s carefully curated by a team of editors. The stories are refined, well-written, and great for those of you who want a more ~sophisticaed~ smut reading experience. Lovin’ the class here.
Erotic Review also publishes timely articles, videos, and other educational and sex-positive content. A place where I can read about steamy art history and explore kinks through erotic fiction. Say less.
Libida.com sells sex toys, mostly. However, they have a great smut section on-site as well—for your reading pleasure. While their erotica selection is much smaller than, say, Literotica’s, it’s easy to navigate and has something for everyone. Honestly, could you ask for more?
So, take a visit to Libidia.com. Come to buy a sex toy, come back to read some erotic fiction, and come again—for real this time.
Ah, yes. Wattpad: everyone’s first introduction into the shameless world of smut. While Wattpad is subject to the occasional meme, it’s also a goldmine of fantastic, community-written smut. And it’s only gotten better with age.
From fanfics of your favorite celebrities to steamy, chapters-long erotic novels, Wattpad is full of erotic fiction for every type of reader. And, who knows? Maybe you’ll get inspired to write and upload some yourself. You know I’ll give it a read.