Erotic Fiction: Top Ten Opening Lines That Make You Want More…

In the incredible array of erotic literature that is pleasantly available to us, there are many that stimulate, excite and arouse so to pick a ‘top ten’ for any given notion was not an easy task. However, here it is.

This is a highlighted list – and by no means exhaustive – of books that grab the readers attention instantly. Whether through lust, humour or educated reasoning, the first few words render us an inescapable urge to know more.

All of what you read below belong to their respective authors. And we begin with a novel that every erotica fan should read:


Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland

Madam – I sit down to give you an undeniable proof of my considering your desires as indispensable orders.


Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

There was a Hungarian adventurer who had astonishing beauty, infallible charm, grace, the powers of a trained actor, culture, knowledge of many tongues, aristocratic manners.


The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen

chapter one
Christmas with Mom and Dad

Same old bullshit.

chapter two


Eleven Minutes (Once Minutos) by Paulo Coelho

Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria.


The Fermata by Nicholson Baker

I am going to call my autobiography The Fermata, even though “fermata” is only one of the many names I have for the Fold.


The Initiation of Miss Holly by KD Grace

He practically fell on top of Rita, his hand grazing her left breast in the complete darkness.


Damage by Josephine Hart

There is an internal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.


Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk

One dude stood all afternoon at the buffet wearing just his boxers, licking the orange dust off barbecued potato chips.


Smut by Alan Bennett

I gather you’re my wife,’ said the man in the waiting room.


Big Bad Neighbor by Tia Siren

Love thy Neigbor? Oh, I intend to.


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