The Benefits of Erotica

I won’t lie to you. Sales have been… poor. Devastatingly poor. Embarrassingly poor. Erotic Passages is more like a creaky, dusty, dank old dungeon, haunted by erections past than the seductive, alluring walk down Passion Lane that I’d hoped for.

I haven’t let it get me down, though. I’ve been reading up on ways to promote it further, without flogging the proverbial dead horse (unless you like that?)  Researching and trying to come up with new ideas, ways to revamp it, make it more interesting – but the truth is, it is what it is. You either like it enough to plunk down three bucks, or you don’t. And I’m okay with that.

Obviously, I will continue on, improving, hopefully following up with bigger and better – yep, I said it. I went there. There.

There are some interesting facts floating around out there though. Things my readers may not know, that they may be missing out on. Allow me to enlighten you.

Recent research shows that 75% of men have or will experience impotence at some point in their lives. And impotence isn’t the occasional case of “Sorry, honey,” but prolonged periods of “I’m REALLY sorry, honey!”  The plus side is that, of those men case-studied, the ones with healthy sexual minds, i.e., readers of (quality) erotica to stimulate both mind and body, those numbers dropped significantly into the single digit range. Says Dr. Simon Caldwell of the U.S. Center for the Study of Sexual Health, “Men who were previously impotent or severely dysfunctioned saw increased penile function within hours of reading truly well-written, stimulating material, and a complete turnaround after less than a month.”

Another study, focused on women, showed a staggering 90% of women who regularly indulged in erotica were more likely to initiate a sexual encounter with their partner. “Reading about sex not only arouses a person, but raises self-confidence and esteem levels immensely,” reports psychologist and behavior analyst Miranda Wang.  “Women who see other women acting in a strong and confident manner are far more likely to mimic that behavior.”

And when read by couples, research is strongly for the benefits of erotica to fan those boudoir flames. 87% of couples polled from ages 25 to 80 said having that favorite volume of naughty tales near the bed improved not only the quality of their bedroom play, but greatly increased the frequency of sexual encounters.  “Couples often use sexy stories to role play,” states Wang. “Taking on the personas of their favorite characters and living out their sexual exploits can further remove any stigmas from kinky bedroom play, and bring a couple infinitely closer together.” Well, take that, Gallup!

Also, some surprising statistics:

Masturbating to erotica once a day increases life span by an average of 2.7 years in men, and 1.8 years in women.

Adding some form of kink to your ‘play list’, no matter how mild or extreme, increases sexual potency by 38%.

Exciting the mind sexually on a daily basis through reading erotica or watching porn reduces Alzheimer and dementia risk by 29%.

People who read erotica have a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, anal leakage, addiction, obesity,  and blindness.

Not bad for 2.99!

*Please consult your physician for erections lasting longer than four hours. Only read if you are healthy enough for sexual activity.

Oh and, April Fool’s, y’all. 😉

37 thoughts on “The Benefits of Erotica

  1. Oh dear God! You had me in stitches!
    You really shouldn’t describe your lady parts as a creaky, dusty, dank old dungeon, haunted by erections past… I’m sure she is a sweet, fragrant and delightful little lady!
    If only those stats were true… I’d be fucking immortal!
    Anal leakage?! Too good!
    Happy April Fool’s!

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  2. Oh, Felicity! The way you write is fantastic, even to the point of proper in-text references! Wow!

    You got me with the 29% decreased chance of Alzheimer’s with masturbation. Really?? OMG, you are brave.

    Now, a word – that gives away your location: y’all.

    I love you,

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    1. Actually, “stats” themselves are irrelevant. They’re just numbers, culled from artificial studies of horny characters or nursing home inhabitants. What truly matters is your own experience – have you ever felt titillated by what you have read, or viewed, or done? If so, then reading erotica may further the experience – and I highly recommend Felicity’s work: She’s brilliant.

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  3. not sure about those years addition. Not for men at least.

    For your sales, well… I think if I could sell 100 I would be super super happy. That would include family and friends ,of course. Now, erotica is more interesting than poetry so some more would be nice but all that crazy porn free to grab everywhere on the world wide web, from special download sites to newspaper magazines.. well.. a hard fight.

    And getting yourself a name is a long walk. Good you don’t give up (don’t give up your job either 😉 ), keep enjoying what you do and the time could come.

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  4. lmao! briiliant woman. made my day start off right tho i missed this yesterday. you are such a soothing balm in a world of gone craze. and sales smales. amazon is what it is. a breeding ground for pro and am’s alike. it’s not always easy to see the brilliant diamond buried in a pile of sooty coals. you have mad skills woman. i envy the ease with which you pen out our fantasy. erotica is YOU. keep it real girl. keep it wet 😉 light and love. namaste

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