The Power of Storytelling in Erotica
In our previous articles about women consuming adult content we concluded that women not only do like to watch pornography, according to the numbers they very often enjoy male-oriented content. Therefore it is not correct to assume women desire something else by default. The subtle difference mostly lies in the quality of the production, eye for detail and tasteful imagery. Just like with having sex men are generally happy to jump straight into action, not caring so much for foreplay and if the bedroom is cleaned up or not, whereas women prefer some warming up time and a nice, tidy surrounding so that they can fully focus on the joys of physical pleasure without getting distracted. The same goes for enjoying erotica.
This brings us to the topic of storytelling in pornography. Women love reading erotic stories. A website like Literotica ranks place 49 in the adult category. Erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey sold over 125 million copies worldwide. This more than proves the high interest in reading sexy smut. Does this say something about women being less visual than men? We think not. It says something about women preferring more time for sexual arousal to build up. That is what storytelling does perfectly well. The reader has time to picture and construct the characters in his mind. He learns how they meet, how their interest in each other grows – and the good part is he already knows where it will lead to… Mind and body are getting increasingly excited and into the mood for the sex that is about to be depicted.
Female pornographers such as Angie Rowntree and Erika Lust understand the powerful effect of storytelling and use this tool in their videos. Their movies lead up to the same thing: lots of hot sex. With their storytelling they just take the longer, more teasing road. So do women only prefer this type of erotica? No, just like it doesn’t always have to be a four course candle light dinner. A quick juicy burger can be just as satisfying. It is important for both women and men, though, to have variety, the option to choose between different styles and content. Depending on what you crave in that very moment, you choose the food that will gratify you best.
Curious what pornography with storytelling is like? In our Lazeeva App Store you can find Empowering Ava by Angie Rowntree, an erotic virtual reality experiment made for women by women.