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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.

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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!

52 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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 😇😂🙃

  6. 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!

  7. 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

    Sophie

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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… 😉

    Michelle| brokebutflawless.com

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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!

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