If there's one thing we're always preaching during Masturbation Month, it's that self-pleasure is about more than your body - it starts in your mind! For most people, indulging in fantasy and super-hot sexual imaginings is a big part of what makes masturbation sooo sexy. If your spank bank is a little overdrawn, it may be time to add new material. Here are 13 erotic books in all kinds of genres that'll help you get your head in the game while your hands get busy.

5-Minute Erotica by Carol Queen

When it comes to a sexy read, sometimes a quickie is the best way to go. This classic series of short stories by well-known erotica writers are designed to jump-start your libido in five minutes flat.

More 5-Minute Erotica by Carol Queen

If you like the first, why not go for seconds? These hot little numbers will take you from seduced to satisfied in no time at all.

Penthouse Variations on Anal

This collection of stories by the writers at Penthouse Variations magazine takes a backdoor approach to erotic storytelling. Read about first-time encounters, no-holds-barred kinky couplings and everything in between.

Witches, Princesses, and Women in Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales by Sacchi Green


If you a like a little fantasy with your, well, fantasy, this collection turns classic fairy tales on their heads with strong, passionate female characters - and plenty of sexy encounters between them!

Masters of the Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair

Fans of this series (this is the first book of nine others) say it's what "Fifty Shades of Grey" should have been. If you're into D/s - or just want to fantasize about it - this is a sexy, yet realistic portrayal of the lifestyle.

Trapped in Her Nylon Web by Gray Fisher

This fetish anthology includes six super-hot stories that are sure to hit the spot for those who are into nylons, legs or feet. This book delivers a distinct erotic world you won't want to leave.

Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down: 6 Erotic Tales of Safe Sex by Dangerous Lee

This unique erotic collection is a no-brainer recommendation for Masturbation Month. While most erotica is centered around the super-hot sex people are having with each other, this one dives into solo sex. We're all about self-love. Why not romance yourself by reading about it too?

Babysitting the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt

This one is classic erotica at its finest (steamy cover and all!) If you like a book that gets right to the sex - and threesomes! - give this one a read.

WTF - Geek Actually, Season 1, Episode 1

This one's more "Sex and the City" than pure sex, but it's the first in a fun and potentially addictive serial novel series designed for binge reading.

Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Trans erotica if often under-represented. This new volume delivers revolutionary erotic fantasies by for and about trans people.

Best Gay Erotica of the Year Volume 2: Warlords and Warriors by Rob Rosen

This book pulls together some of the hottest gay erotica around. Warriors, Vikings and royal guards conquer each other - both on the battlefield and in the bed.

Story of L by Debra Hyde


This one's a modern lesbian retelling of the BDSM classic "The Story of O." Need we say more?

Lust by Diana Raab

This slim volume isn't erotica, per se, but a passionate, juicy collection of poems about love, lust and desire. If you're looking for a little intellectual seduction, this could be the ticket.