Best Sexy Erotica Books

Sexy Romance Books & Erotica

"Fifty Shades of Grey" may have ignited a renewed interest in erotica since it was published in 2011, but it's definitely not the first novel to chart taboo territory. If you, dear reader, are in search of your next steamy read, don't make the mistake of overlooking the classics.

GAYOT's list of the Best Sexy Books explores erotica with history's more literary examples of titillating writing, from fin de siècle smut to the naughty novellas of the 1940s to more modern (and female) perspectives on the subject.

And since you're already in the mood for stimulating enrichment, be sure to browse our list of the sexiest movies of all time, which just might leave you gasping for more.