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I don’t talk about books TOO MUCH on my blog anymore. Although when I published my last bookish post, 6 Best Books of 2020 So Far, it really ignited my love for book content again and for talking about books and literature of all kinds. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching a mindset work lately and ensuring I’m focusing heavily on the things I love (rather than the things society makes you THINK you should love) is really important to me right now.
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Reading has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. I call books my “first love”. Because really, books and stories have been there for me my whole life. Through the good, the bad and the damn ugly. Books are the reason I have this blog. Books are the reason why I am where I am today. I owe a lot to those magical words on a page.
So getting the opportunity to review and feature the LVH Erotica Subscription Service on my blog was right up my street as I feel like this is a really exciting and innovative way of drip feed storytelling which will particular appeal to those who are strapped for time.
So, LVH (Lady Victoria Howard – more on her later) is an online erotic subscription service which releases weekly episodes about our main character, Lady Victoria Howard. Each episode roughly takes between 5 and 10 minutes to read (depending on your reading speed) and is drip fed to you via email each week.
Benefits of this type of service:
- It’s affordable at just over £5 a month. Which means each piece of content is £1.49 per week.
- Ideal for those that don’t read much but want to delve into something new
- Perfect for those who don’t have the time to read much but still want to enjoy reading every week
I’ve been reading the literature on LVH for a few weeks now, aiming to read a couple of the episodes each week which are already released (at the time of writing, there are currently 3 seasons and 32 episodes). And I’m thoroughly enjoying the story so far and excited to see where it heads.
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Our main character is Lady Victoria Howard, who a year after the heartbreak of the end of her marriage, is finally starting to come back to her own sexuality and sexual awakening as she navigates a new lover and new sexual experience that she’s never had before.
The thing I like about these episodes is that it’s not just, all sex. Far from it. I’m really enjoying the storyline and particularly Victoria’s relationship with her Grandmother. Fairly early on in the episodes, you find out exactly what happened for her marriage to end and it really does make you feel for her and contemplate the complicated emotions she must be feeling.
The sex scenes I’ve read so far have been great. They’ve been descriptive enough to get your imagination going for sure but don’t contain any of the cringe-worthy words and phrases that you so often see in erotica. The sex scenes got even better when I decided to cast Henry Cavill as Jonathan, Victoria’s new lover, in my head. Wink wink.
The aim is to give women the characters they can emotionally identify with and sexual fantasies they can introduce into their own relationships. Which I definitely think it does. I like Victoria as a main character. She’s strong and she knows what she wants. She also has a great career which is particularly empowering.
Before I also wanted to talk a little bit about the benefits and positives of reading erotica. Because as I’m sure we’re all aware, there’s still some strange sort of taboo around the subject of sex and women’s bodies. Even in today’s world:
- It allows you to explore your own sexual fantasies
- It may also help you open up and experiment with your own partner
- It’s a completely normal part of life, like most other topics which are written about in books
- It can allow you to get to know the more intimate parts of yourself even further
- It’s an experience: literature which makes you feel physical sensations. What’s not to love?
I’d love to hear your comments about whether you enjoy reading erotica and any recommendations you might have!
So, it’s only for “women” who enjoy erotic stories? What about empathic men who love a good erotica story from time to time?
I never said it was only for women?
But when I went to your link it said it. I screenshot it but don’t have a way to share it with you.
I didn’t know they made subscriptions for it! I do really enjoy reading it and finally someone that speaks openly about it! Thanks for sharing x
Heck yes! Why shouldn’t we speak openly about it 🙂
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I actually love this genre 💛 its amazing that you will be posing more of what you are passionate about.
Thank you x
This is such a fab idea! Love how there are subscription services for everything now xx
I have to admit I’m a big fan of erotic literature. I think it’s a great medium for that sort of thing. It’s far more subtle and arguably better than porn because I feel like there isn’t as much emphasis on the actual act of sex, and more so on the relationship.
This is a great review.
I’ve not tried a reading subscription but it’s such a great idea.
It really is z
This sounds like an interesting idea for a subscription service. I like romance books, so I probably would like books like this. Thank you for sharing your review.
Thank you x
I didn’t know book subscriptions were a thing, I love the sound of this and how affordable it is!
It’s so affordable, it’s great!
I had no idea about book subscriptions – it’s such a good idea! And not too expensive either which is great. Thanks for sharing!
I actually love books and am fueled by books on a regular basis so this sounds absolutely perfect for me and something I’ll be checking out especially as Erotic is one of my go-to genres! This sounds amazing!
Oh that’s so great to hear!
I’ve never properly read erotica as a genre – unless you count the Fifty Shades books and they were cringe AF in places! I think this sort of subscription sounds like such a good idea and it’s a really good way to normalise reading the genre too as I think there’s still quite a few stereotypes around it! X
Haha they really were! I enjoyed the first one, I will admit but I couldn’t carry on with them. I got so bored!
This is such a cool subscription and so good to see things like this being openly talked about! I love that it seems so character driven and not just about the sex xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Thank you 🙂 Yes, I agree!
I have to admit it’s a genre I haven’t read much of, but I’d definitely like to branch out – with all my reading, not just in this direction. This sounds like such a cool service and I love that they are short and easy each week rather than feeling like you can’t keep on top. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Agree! I really want to branch out a bit too. I feel like I’ve sort of done that this year! I’m currently reading Little Women, which definitely isn’t my usual read!
First of all, the write up was perfect. The service sounds amazing. Personally, I think reading erotica is an excellent substitute for other stimulating media because it doesn’t involve the unsavoriness of the marketplaces behind other erotic media forms. So reading it is cool and I may give her a shot although my tastes are pretty edgy 😇😂🙃
I totally agree! And I love that about erotica. Thank you 🙂
This sounds like so much fun! I love the idea of it being delivered to your inbox like that. It’s like a fun surprise each time that the email arrives – something to look forward to!
Kinda love this idea, kinda don’t. I love that you said there’s more to this than just sex, I think a lot of this genre gets knocked down because of the stigma that there’s no real story there other than the obvious. And as much as I like the idea of the episodes as a general concept, I’m much more of a sit and read for an hour plus kind of person x
Ah fair enough. If you’re a binge reader, this definitely won’t be for you!
It’s good to see a blogger talk about a subject that is rarely talked about openly Jenny! I’m sure this subscription service is something some people would love! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Awh thank you 🙂 x
This is an interesting concept I have never come across before! A lot of erotica is about the sex, not the story, so I do not care to read it much, but this sounds like it more character driven, which I love, and short weekly episodes are a wonderful way to stay in touch with the story over time. 🙂
It’s definitely character driven which I love!
I enjoy reading erotic literature. I did a research during my pre-thesis about the taboo and the eroticism even tho it was more focus on the art world but it did open more of my curiosity that till this day I’m still doing research in the world of eroticism.
I would too cast Henry Cavill… 😉
That sounds so interesting!
I had no idea there was a subscription around like this, for episodes! What a neat idea. I love this as a lot of erotica can get a bit much and it’s sounds like the type of lit that empowers women. Thanks for sharing.
It definitely is. As it doesn’t get too much as you’re only reading a little at a time!
This is an interesting new subscription service. I think i could totally get on board with checking it out!
It’s definitely new and interesting!
Not my kind of genre but it’s good you can subscribe xx
It wouldn’t be my cup of tea but it’s a great service for those who are interested x
I feel like until a few years ago, nobody admitted to reading erotic literature but like you say, there are huge benefits to it. Great post.
Absolutely! It’s nothing to be ashamed of!
It’s not a genre I read, I do like romance within other genres though – I may have to try it though…
This genre is totally m guilty pleasure! I love a good erotic novel when I’m on holiday!
Yes! Holiday and erotica is the perfect combo!
Ooo this sounds so good! And it’s so nice to see someone talking about erotica on their blog, the more it’s openly talked about, the less taboo and there shouldn’t be any awkwardness talking about it! Thanks so much for sharing X
Ah thank you. Definitely doesn’t need to be any awkwardness around it x
Hey, It is a great idea for a subscription. Nice post.
Thank you x
This sounds like a great idea for a subscription. Especially given its a quick read each week.
Funnily enough, in my head when reading 50
Shades, Christian grey was played by the very sexy Henry Cavill! I was most upset when he wasn’t actually cast!
Oh my god YES! I think I would have preferred the films if H.C was cast!