How to Write Erotica (Especially for Erotica Podcasts)

Before I clue you in on how to write erotica, you must know what an erotica is before I go into the nitty gritty details of writing one. For starters, an erotica is an account of a sexual experience, whether fictional or factual. It is intended to arouse the reader sexually and allow him or her to explore his or her deepest, darkest and naughtiest sexual fantasies. Contrary to pornographic materials available on video or even in writing, erotica explores the different aspects involved in a person’s sexual experience: the attraction and sexual tension between the characters, the passion and the emotions experienced during the sex act. If you find writing an erotica a very interesting hobby but just don’t have a clue on how to start one, read on to learn more on how to write erotica.

Know your audience

Just like any forms of literature, you must know who your target readers are. Or listeners if we’re talking about erotica podcasts. Are you geared towards writing for women or men? As you know, different types of audiences have different responses to sexual stimuli. Hence, your approach on writing an erotica must depend on who your readers are. Case in point, when you’re writing an erotica targeted towards women readers, a more romantic and delicate and ambient approach towards retelling a sexual experience has more appeal to women. In the same way, gay and lesbian romance writings has more focus on the sexual tensions, attractions, the teasing and the passion rather than the act itself. On the other hand, erotic stories geared towards men have a lesser artistic approach as most (if not all) respond more to explicit details of the sex act as well as the female character’s anatomy, much the same way as they respond to a porn flick.

Gather inspiration for erotica podcasts

A good writer knows that practice and a little bit of research goes a long way. Keep reading and gaining inspiration from a multitude of stories and poems. Keep listening to podcasts so you understand the difference between writing to be spoken and normal prose. And I’m not talking about those that chronicle the sexual escapades of the Hobbits of Shire, or how Snape lures Harry into the chamber of secrets for a quickie. While I’m not particularly against erotic fan fiction, it is much better to look for inspiration from the likes of Charles Carrington or Anais Nin.