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Screw watching porn. Read it.

Back when the internet first came into existence, watching porn was not a proper thing you could do. That’s because most porn was written. But not to worry—there was still plenty of it to go around. Give people a way to be horny, and they’ll most certainly jump on the opportunity, whether they prefer adult videos or even BDSM stories.

So much has changed since those early days before the World Wide Web and even though online videos have boomed in the past two decades, there is still plenty of story-based smut floating around on the internet. That’s good news for BDSM fans. Turns out the internet is filled with erotica detailing everything from light bondage to knife play. Here are some of the best story-based porn sites to check out for kink.

8 best places to read BDSM erotica

1) Literotica

As far as online BDSM stories go, Literotica is legendary. Originally founded in 1998, Literotica is a free erotica hub where users from around the world can submit anything from erotic poems to novels. Over the past two decades, the site has made quite the name for itself in the online porn world, as it’s practically synonymous with the term “online erotica.”

Of course, that means the site has a huge BDSM short story collection. There’s plenty to check out, from light power plays to hardcore bondage. Plus, because Literotica is centered around cultivating and supporting erotic stories, the site has an enormous catalog of short story series from years past. Expect multi-chapter goodness for those late nights alone.

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If you’re a newbie to the site, there are a couple Literotica stories worth checking out: “Bruises on Bruises” is a one-shot story where a submissive woman details her dominant’s erotic brutality on her body. And then there’s “Seven Days of Service,” a seven-part BDSM series mixing business with pleasure between a dominant and his submissive. For more BDSM short stories, check out the site’s top-rated stories of all time in the BDSM tag.

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2) Nifty

Gay and lesbian BDSM stories are plentiful on the internet, as long as you’re willing to look for them. And just like Literotica, Nifty remains essential in the LGBTQ community for queer erotica.

Originally launched in 1993, Nifty hosts free stories largely dealing with gay and lesbian sex. That means plenty of bondage, submission, and domination appears on the site. Right on Nifty’s front page, the site is split into four categories: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. From there, users can choose erotica based on varying categories, which include “authoritarian” and “bondage” BDSM stories.

Before hopping onto Nifty, though, it’s worth pointing out that some stories feature underage and teenage protagonists. It’s definitely an uncomfortable experience, to say the least. Kinks run the gamut from gay college hookups to bestiality as well, so make sure to check the tags before reading a story. Also, quality varies. Some stories are incredibly well-written, while others are severly lacking.

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Still, Nifty is worth checking out if you need a queer erotica fix. Of particular note: One story deals with a trans girl’s slutty diaries, including her relationship with a submissive man who ultimately dominates her in his own way. And then there’s  “Dykes Seduce Pizza Girl,” where two lesbians pleasure a submissive delivery driver. There’s also a “best of” list detailing some of Nifty’s highlights over the years.

3) Tumblr

Love or hate it, Tumblr is well known for being a major porn hub in the BDSM world. And yes, that includes kinky sex stories. The site is filled with them. Blogs throughout the site are dedicated to BDSM erotica, with both one-shots and story series gracing its webpages. For instance, Tumblr user sweetlysubmissive writes BDSM stories featuring plenty of delicious dominant and submissive play. And then there’s Tasks BDSM Community Stories, which features a sizable number of BDSM series ranging from lesbian pet play in college Greek life to a rich, bratty bottom getting her fill.

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The best part about Tumblr, though, is the site’s search system. This means that anyone can search for BDSM content without necessarily following another person’s blog. So for someone interested in a specific kink, such as bondage or spanking, simply typing in terms on the site’s search bar can lead to some pretty enticing results. This makes Tumblr not just an endless resource for BDSM literature, but one where there’s always new kinks to explore.

4) r/GoneWildStories

Fictional stories are great, but what about real-life encounters? That’s what r/GoneWildStories is all about.

Unlike r/EroticLiterature, which is dedicated to fictional erotic stories, r/GoneWildStories features real-life sexual exploits detailed for the reader’s entertainment. No unrealistic characters, no stilted dialogue; every single story in the subreddit is (probably) straight from real life. Granted, there’s no way to confirm whether a user’s sexual exploits really happened, but isn’t part of the fun—envisioning every story as true to life?

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Like other adult subreddits, r/GoneWildStories uses a tag system to track BDSM posts, and many stories listed on the site aren’t necessarily kinky. Some are just random hook-ups. But the site gets plenty of exciting stories about doms, subs, and bondage for readers to look through, making it worth a bookmark.

For instance, one post details a pet’s first time wearing her collar for her master. Another explores a kinky trans woman’s experience with her first threesome, along with plenty of bondage. As far as real-life kink writing goes, r/GoneWildStories is worth the look.

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5) r/GoneWildAudio

Who said BDSM stories have to stay written? Reddit’s r/GoneWildAudio is an ocean of free audio stories, created by performers recording straight from their bedrooms.

With r/GoneWildAudio, performers pick from a series of scripts or create their own recordings based on a sexual fantasy. Content varies from vanilla concepts to hardcore BDSM scenes. There’s also plenty of alternative kinks to check out on the site too, like pet play, daddy doms, and forced feminization.

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As with r/GoneWildStories, not every recording on the subreddit is BDSM-focused. But the site has an enormous selection to browse through using BDSM-adjacent tags, like “bondage,” “rope,” “domme,” and other terms and phrases. We recommend “Shut Up, I’m Sucking Your Cock,” which features some light domming alongside cock worship and oral sex. And then there’s “This is What Happens to Bad Girls,” where a domme teases another girl, promising to tie her up and spank her.

6) Archive of Our Own

A couple years back, we highly recommended visiting Archive of Our Own for good fanfiction porn. And five years later, AO3 still holds true for kinky smut across the fandom community. Where else are you going to find Sherlock porn that’s so well-written it should be on store shelves? Only on AO3, that’s for sure.

Even though AO3 is largely known for fanfiction, there’s also a sizable BDSM slash catalog to check out for stories across the board. A quick search for “BDSM Overwatch,” for instance, lands over 1,000 stories detailing everything from shibari bondage to orgasm denial. That’s a lot of kink. Plenty of BDSM stories also exist among other fictional universes, covering everything from Star Wars to The Avengers.
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There are a couple stories on Archive of Our Own that truly stand out from the rest. There’s “Good Boy,” which takes a gentle dominant Captain America, places him alongside a submissive Winter Soldier, and throws the two into an adorable pet play scenario. And then there’s “Blackbird,” which features a sadistic dominant and submissive relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham from Hannibal. Archive of Our Own is perfect for BDSM fanfiction, with just the right flavor for every kind of fandom.

7) Bellesa

Bellesa is a porn site filled with romance and sensuality, however, its erotic stories are the most noteworthy. Stories are organized into different categories like romantic, group sex, and kink, where some stories build tension up sophisticatedly and others get straight to the point. If the passionate cover photos for each story aren’t arousing in itself, the words will have you begging for more.—Lyz Lens

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8) BDSM Cafe

Touting itself as “the original and still the best” BDSM erotica site, BDSM Cafe offers a wide selection of erotic fiction, novels, short stories, poetry, and movies, all for free. New stories are published frequently and most are submission-based, meaning if you’re interested in writing up your own fantasies, you can. Users can also access resources for practicing BDSM safely in real life and subscribe to the site’s newsletter notifications for every new story published.

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9) Sugarbutch Chronicles

Launched in 2006, Sugarbutch Chronicles is your one-stop-shop blog for “queer sex, kink, gender and relationships by Sinclair Sexsmith.” Sexsmith is a renowned nonbinary butch erotica writer and sex educator. If you want your kinky stories to read like a novel, the Dirty Stories tab features erotica written by Sexsmith and other guest authors. Browse through hundreds of titles such as “Honeysuckle & Leather,” “Slave Training,” “Daddy in the Morning.” You can also sift through Sexsmith’s essays that tackle everything from fem/dom dynamics, questions and answers about sex toys, gender perception, misgendering, inclusivity, and much more. As always, if you like the work, support the blog and donate to the site’s Patreon.

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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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