Five Minute Erotica - erotic book by Running Press Book Publishers - review by Waterfall

Five Minute Erotica

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A Very Enjoyable Five Minutes

Five Minute Erotica is a collection of short erotic stories that one can read when they do not have much time. There are 35 stories, so most will find something that interests them.
Variety, Nice for short moments alone
Not for those who like long stories
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

Five Minute Erotica is edited by Carol Queen. I have had no other experience with this author's writing/editing, however I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories. Due to the fact that there are many stories, and therefore many authors, there is a section at the back of the book that gives some information on each of them. The ones that stuck out to me from other erotica that I have read were: Sage Vivant, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and M. Christian.
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

As one can see from the product description, this is a collection of short erotic stories.
There are 35 stories in all, and I found that there was a little something for everyone. However, a majority of the stories are geared toward heterosexual encounters.
For example there is a story that involves an extraterrestrial encounter and tentacles, a story where a girl wants her partner to spank her, a women who dresses as a cat for her partner, and a story with some voyeurism. If there is something that you don't like, it is easy to skip the story without missing out on a large portion of the book.
    • Erotica
    • Good mix of styles and content
    • Hetero


The book is a paperback format that is 141 pages (including the section on the different authors). The cover is a close up of a smooth stomach and belly button. The word "erotica" is pretty large on the cover, so coupled with the picture I would say that this is not discreet enough for those who hide their reading preferences.
I have had this book for about 4 years and have returned to it on multiple occasions and there has never been an issue with the binding or pages falling out.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I really enjoy this book because I can take it out to read a few stories even when I do not have much time. I bought this book about a year ago to read on a trip when I had some moments to myself and find that I still come back to it fairly often.
There are a few stories in particular that I come back to as an alternative to watching porn during warm up before play. My favorite is Chemistry by Marcy Sheiner. I like the way he talks to her while they're going at it, it really gets me hot! And I also identify with the female character and her desire for a man who can really handle a woman who is not a size 2.


As I mentioned before, I like to come back to this book often and as I do this I notice there are other stories that I come back to in addition to Chemistry.

Bad Kitty by Thomas Roche involves a women dressing up like a cat and having some feline style fun with her partner. She reacts to all of his moves as a cat would and this one makes for an interesting read.

Subway by Yohannon is about a sexual encounter between two strangers on a subway. I take the subway a lot and sometimes I wonder how I would react to someone coming on to me in one of the dark tunnels...

The Fever by Marilyn Jaye Lewis is one of my favorites because it involves some voyeurism. Going down to get her husband something for his fever she stumbles across the maids having a fun time and then gets turned on herself and when she turns around from watching she finds a surprise for herself.

Within by M. Christian is a great story about vaginal fisting, which is something I personally don't have the chance to see a lot about, so I find this story to be a turn on and interesting at the same time.
Follow-up commentary
Five Minute Erotica is a very nice collection of erotica. I have my favorite stories that I will read over on occasion. This was a book of erotica that I actually finished in a short period of time and didn't get bored with the content of the stories. I recommend this one to those looking for shorter stories with a fair amount of variety, although it is catered more to heterosexuals.
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  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Awesome job with this review Waterfall!
  • leatherlover
    Great review, it sounds like a good read.
  • Waterfall
    Thanks Viktor!!

    I enjoyed it a lot leatherlover I recommend reading it.
  • Purpleladybug
    Thanks for the review!!
  • Waterfall
    Thanks for reading
  • Miss T
    Awesome review!
  • Waterfall
    Thanks you!
  • Shellz31
    Mmmm - this sounds like my kind of book! I get bored with books that take too long to read....hehehe.

    Awesome review
  • padmeamidala
    Great review! This looks like a really great book to read.
  • Waterfall
    @Shellz31- Yeah, I liked that it didn't take long as well. Thanks for the comment

    @padmeamidala- Thank you I really enjoyed it.
  • cec578
    great review. love the sound of variety
  • Waterfall
    Thank you It great if you don't want something quick as well.
  • kitty377
    Nice!! thanks for the review
  • Mihoshi4301
    Thanks for the review.
  • oldman
    Lots of little quickies!! Good over the phone readings!!
  • thornrose
    great review
  • insomniac9
    awesome, thanks!
  • Undecided
    Awesome review this is right up my ally I hate reading long drawn out books
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