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Nerve, the cultural center of the web for sex and relationships, was one of the first online destinations to open the conversation on erotica in a candid, empowering way. Now, they're bringing their smart, fearless take on everything from orgasmic meditation to the world's weirdest sex rituals to R29.
A dirty book is a tale of the taboo: affairs, incest, pedophilia, perversion, sadomasochism, well-meaning cults. But, perhaps you already did your Dirty Books 101 homework with the classics — Lolita, V. C. Andrews, Anais Nin...maybe even some Colette or Marquis de Sade? Maybe you even suffered through the Fifty Shades trilogy.
If you're still unsatisfied, dive between the covers of these 10 “non-traditional”dirty novels on those nights when you need a little more frenzied bodice-ripping than Mr. Darcy can manage — something less predictable than a mild-mannered secretary and less obvious than a Harlequin romance.
This post was authored by Amanda Bullock.