Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Top 5 Modern Erotic Classics You’ve Never Heard Of

It's time to go beyond Christian and Anastasia. Contemporary society’s newly energized, Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-inspired curiosity about all things arousing has found a happy outlet in the form of a project undertaken by a group of writers and readers in honor of Erotic World Book Day*: The definitive ranking of 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You've Never Heard Of

So don't waste any more time lamenting the lack of more Fifty Shades books to devour. Sit back, relax and have a little fun with the Top 5. 
*Not to be confused with the plain old World Book Day that led an 11-year-old boy in Manchester, England to cause a little controversy of his own by showing up at school dressed as Christian Grey, mask and all.
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Amorous Woman, by Donna George Storey: "A graphic, erotic tale that challenges everything we think we know about Japan ... " which may not be a lot, from the sounds of this.
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Carrie's Story: An Erotic S/M Novel, by Molly Weatherfield: "Desire runs rampant in this story of uncompromising mastery and irrevocable submission."
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A Forbidden Rumspringa, by Keira Andrews: "When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?" Will they?!?!? We have to know.
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series, edited by Maxim Jakubowski: 45 short stories, including "the sensual tale of Sima, a young woman who gets off on the sting of tattoo guns." But really, who doesn't?
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Stately Pleasures, by Lucy Felthouse: Three is the "magic number in this steamy love triangle set in a British stately home." Cheerio, good chap. Cheerio.
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