Looking for a silly, exciting way to spend the evening with your girlfriends? Start a naughty book club. Instead of talking about the latest chicklit, discuss the latest steamy erotic romances. It’s totally exhilarating to talk about blindfolds and sex toys with your friends.
Pick the right friends
If you’re going to start a naughty book club, make sure you’re upfront about what you’ll be reading. Whether you start a local club or you create a virtual reading group online, you should ensure that all participants are comfortable with the subject matter. Smut isn’t for everyone. That being said, you’d be surprised at how many women enjoy reading dirty books. The harder part is getting women to talk candidly about it. That’s where your naughty book club comes in. Women who are comfortable around each other (yummy snacks or a glass of wine might help) will be more likely to talk about the books’ explicit content.
Why talk about smut at all?
Angie Lynch began the Smut Book Club, a resource for erotica readers, after the wild popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. “We all have sex. We all have fantasies, and whether we talk about it or not, we all look for more in our romantic and friendly relationships,” says Angie. “Reading about fantastical sex and then talking about it with friends makes it real, if only making a fraction of what we read happen in real life. By talking about sex and romantic relationships with other women, we get to compare notes — specific details notwithstanding — and discover new ways to make our lives a little bit more fun and sexy.”
Start a broader conversation
There’s only so long you can talk about how sexy the love interest was in your latest book club read. "Smutty books aren't just about the sex. There are stories of emotional turmoil, personal discovery, relationship problems and downright dirty tricks," says Angie. "Depending on the books you choose to read in your group, the topics of discussion can be endless." Try coming up with a handful of discussion topics when your group meets up. You may end up following them strictly, or the topics may stray.
Get started with these smutty books
Because of her website and her own reading interests, Angie reads a lot of romances. For beginner book clubs, she recommends The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton, which is the first in a series. “A more racy standalone book to start off the club is Arsen by Mia Asher,” says Angie. “This book will no doubt get your group talking. There are so many controversial overtones to this novel that it's impossible to not have an opinion on what is happening with the characters. And the sex is off-the-charts hot.”