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Does Amazon have any rules restricting political erotica?

I have outlined the plot of an erotic story featuring some WWII Nazi characters who are portrayed as being brutal, but arousing. I'm concerned about community standards at Amazon and other publishing ...
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How to I describe a kissing scene that’s off guard?

I have to write a really spicy kissing scene where the mob boss kisses a random girl who has never been kissed before, who is beyond shocked at his actions. Only to find out that he kissed her to get ...
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Why use "a throb of sensation" when referring to arousal?

I found this in Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas, set in Victorian England. She felt a throb verb of sensation noun. Shouldn't "sensation" be an adjective instead?
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How far is too far with escalating sexual content?

I am writing about a main character who begins the story as a virgin, and over the course of the story escalates her sexual behavior from 1 on 1 heterosexual sex to prostitution and then to what might ...
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Alternative words for genitalia

I am editing a piece of writing for my English-speaking friends from a rough translation. I need softer words to replace "vagina", "penis", "breasts" etc. I have used ...
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How to write romantic scenes that aren't cringy?

I know this question is inherently subjective, but I'm asking it in the case that there are universal traits of a romantic scene that makes it cringy. Now, I guess this question can be applied to all ...
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I want to write a gay sex scene. The characters are both virgins and I don't know how to do it without looking like a fool. Any advice?

I'm writing a book, and I feel like it would be right to include a sex scene. Both characters are male, and both virgins as well, and I've never written a sex scene nor had sex. I don't want it to be ...
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In this day and age should the definition / categorisation of erotica be revised?

My experience tells me that a disproportionate number of wannabe writers are prudes. I recently wrote a scene where a female character is watching TV. The build up is complicated so I'll have to ...
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How to tell people you write smut/erotica/porn

So, I am a person who writes titillating stories. Problem is, I want a way to tell people what I write in a way that doesn't seem like I'm some sort of pornstar or filmmaker. Because "I write porn/...
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Websites to share fiction containing extreme content?

I’m writing a work of fiction containing extreme and sometimes gratuitous instances of gore, sexual violence and abuse. (I believe my work has artistic and literary merits, and the aforementioned ...
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Conflict and antagonist in a certain subtype of erotic novels

In his answer to my previous question, @Standback distinguishes two types of erotic storyline: stories in which the stakes are romantic or sexual stories in which the stakes are neither romantic nor ...
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Narrative arc in erotica?

Usually a story will have a narrative arc of increasing suspense: obstacles become more and more difficult to overcome, setbacks more painful, complications more confusing, the stakes are raised ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

In my novel, I'm currently writing from a male's perspective and I need a bit of help. It's not an erotic book, but I'm writing a flashback from his teenage years which involves a bosom hug and I ...
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What are various sites to publish erotica?

Where could I look, or what could I search for, in order to find sites that allow user based publishing of erotic stories online? The only site I currently know of is literotica.com. I am not trying ...
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How to write a good sex scene specifically for erotica?

This is unlike the question How to write good erotic scene?, which refers to a sub-plot of a novel in which two characters had sex. There the accepted answer essentially evades any detailed ...
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Does publishing erotica on Kindle Marketplace require an ISBN, or is an ASIN sufficient?

I heard a few years back that in order to self-publish erotica there, you needed an ISBN. Is that still true? Or is an ASIN fine?
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Does a work need to be sexually stimulating to be classified as erotica/erotic literature?

Does a work need to be sexually stimulating to be classified as erotica/erotic literature? Or will any book that deals extensively with human sexuality and sexual relationships be put in that genre? ...
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What are general strategies for making the reader uncomfortable with something they might not naturally be uncomfortable with?

I'm working on a prose that depicts a sexual act that I feel readers should be uncomfortable with. I'll spare you the details, but the short version is that the main character is turned on by a ...
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Categorization of this type of Erotica?

I have written a novel that has A) a lot of graphic Male/Female sex and B) a plot involving a mystery that takes place, and is solved, in the Czech Republic. My questions are really about the ...
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How do I handle teenage sex in books for teenagers?

I am writing a book, in which the protagonists are two teenagers. They fell in love and it is time they were alone and had sex. As long as the book is destined for teenagers from 15-19, I would like ...
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I keep setting aside WIPs I don't think are good enough

I have started and stopped at least a dozen erotic romance novels because "I" don't think they are good enough and never finish them. How do I put my own doubt aside so I can finish what I started?
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How to avoid "Adult" rating when publishing erotica on KDP

If you are publishing erotic fiction in KDP, how do you avoid getting the "Adult" rating that will stop the book being easily searched for and stop it showing up in any suggested reading lists? I ...
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Erotic fiction: Kindle Direct Publishing guidelines on pornography

In the KDP content guidelines it says: Pornography We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts. However, they sell hundreds of erotic novels, including very graphic ...
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If I write an erotic / porn novel now, what are the chances that it might impact my mainstream writing career?

Given that I have written a few erotic / porn novels now, what are the chances that it will impact my mainstream writing career later? Even if I do write using a pen name, will people be willing to ...
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Can one feasibly sell an adult-content screenplay?

So I may have a few fairly high-quality very-adult screenplays lying around and I was just wondering if there was any hope of my profitting off them in some way? Does anyone have any experience with ...
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Consequences of autobiographical stories whose events are potentially illegal?

I have been writing erotic stories that are based on true incidents in my life. Since some of those incidents (which occurred many years ago now) have been of questionable legality, I am unsure if ...
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How to write good erotic scene?

I am thinking of adding a sub-plot to my story where we have say, Adam and Eve. They do not quite like each other but one thing leads to another and they have sex. After that, Adam wonders if he ...
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What are good books on writing romance/erotica?

I've seen writing books on characterization, plot, world-building, conflict and probably 1000 other topics. But are there any good books that focus on how to write good erotica or romance? If it's a ...
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How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?

I write erotica, it started out as an amusement to see how far I could go, but it became a real passion after three or four stories. I have even published a few online and those stories have become ...
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Urban erotica and authors [closed]

What are some good examples of urban erotica? I am looking for a less explicit version of 9 and half weeks. The reason for my interest is that I am very interested to take apart the elements of ...
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