Five Minute Erotica - book by Running Press Book Publishers - review by Alicia

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Five Minute Erotica

Book by Running Press Book Publishers

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Best 5 minutes you can spend..

If you're looking for short little snippets of sex and lust you might really enjoy this collection of stories. For me I find them to be best used as a tease to spark my interest and to then ponder about what maybe I think happened after the story ends or just start thinking about how that story might play out in real life. They're fun reads, they're incredibly sexy and might even spark a new fantasy for you.
Published:
Pros:
short stories, variety,
Cons:
could be too short for some to really enjoy
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
Five Minute Erotica is a compilation of stories from many different authors and edited by Carol Queen. Carol Queen is a writer/activist with a doctorate in sexology. She's an amazing woman who has both written and edited several books surrounding the subject of sex.

The authors are so numerous that I won't go into detail about each one of them simply because you'll be reading for pages. In fact there is actually seven and a half pages at the back of the book which give you a brief bio about each of the authors. This way if you find you really like the writing style of a certain story you can flip to the back and learn more about that author. I love compilations like these because it's a great way to find new authors that you enjoy.

With a name like "Five Minute Erotica" you know that this book is filled with short stories and not any kind of lengthy erotica. I thought that this was just want I wanted as I don't like to read erotica at long lengths. Turns out though that maybe I was looking for something more like 10-15 minute erotica, the stories in this book are just a little tease and not something I can really read if my intent is to get off from it. I also find that on average it takes me more like 2-3 minutes to read these stories, not a full 5 minutes, so maybe that's why these are a bit shorter than I was looking for. If I'm looking to spark my interest to get me in the mood then this book is pretty damn awesome since it doesn't take long to read. They can also spark a fantasy that you've long had or maybe one you didn't even know of yet.

The stories in the book are pretty varied, though they're all pretty tame stories. If you're looking for extreme kink or heavy BDSM this won't really be the book for you. There are some stories that center on light BDSM and one story that is about a woman who dresses up like a kitty. Some of the stories aren't even overly sexual and they're more just sensual and passionate. The style of writing also varies from some that are meant to read like an ode or letter to someone and other stories that are actual storytelling where they talk to us, the readers. The writing style of most of the authors is very easy going and they're easy to read and feel like you have a good sense of what the character is like even in these super short stories.
Experience
I personally treat these stories the same way I would an email newsletter. Just something to read a bit of each day and get your mind thinking. There is 35 stories in this book, so if you read one per day that's over a month of little snippets to get your mind thinking of passionate, sexy things.
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My Five Minute Erotica tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    I love short stories! This would be perfect fore me during the crazy time that is graduate school... EF is my escape from textbooks lol.
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    That is a lot of stories in one book

    Good review!
  • Miss T
    Miss T  
    Great review
  • Mihoshi4301
    Mihoshi4301  
    Thank you.
  • oldman
    oldman  
    Quickies are hot.
  • insomniac9
    insomniac9  
    great!
  • Jenny Swallows
    Jenny Swallows  
    sounds fun!
  • Loren2012
    Loren2012  
    Thanks
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