Literotica

Literotica

Literotica (a portmanteau of Literature and Erotica) is a free erotic fiction website. It allows any user to register as an author and submit stories and has nearly 930,000 registered users as of April 2008. Amateur authors contribute stories, poems, essays, illustrated stories and audio stories in a variety of categories. As of April 2008 there were greater than 299,000 erotic stories posted. Alexa.com ranks the website as the 556th most popular on the internet as of April 26 2008. Literotica, though a United States based web site, only receives 47% of its web traffic from the United States. According to alexa.com, other countries with the greatest impact on web traffic are: India-10%, Germany-6.8%, the United Kingdom-5.8%, and Canada-3.2%.

Story submission

Literotica was amongst the first adult sites to be open to story creators, quickly having replaced the usenet erotic story sections. Its few rules prohibit stories about pedophilia and bestiality (except fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns), and it is mostly aimed towards amateur writers and readers who prefer the (largely) image-free environment. Stories submitted include short, one-off stories, chain-stories written in collaboration with other authors, and entire novels submitted in a "chapter-by-chapter" mode.

The stories themselves are categorized into various themes, and there are also categories for stories with pictures and stories with audio.

Discussion Board

Literotica's message boards, account for only 6% of literotica's web traffic. (Alexa.com, 2008) However, this forum has over 756,000 registered members as of April 2008. There are 23 forums in which users can participate; 16 English speaking and seven non-English language boards.

Inside Literotica's message boards are many different forums from which users can choose one or all forums to frequent. These deal with topics such as Amateur Pictures, the Author's Hangout, Roleplaying and Sexual Roleplaying, as well as the unmoderated General Board. There is also a How-To forum and a place for writers to seek advice, and also BDSM and LGBT sections. Literotica's forum is popular and comfortable for people who want to enjoy erotic activities with the anonymity the internet provides.

Members of the message boards, also known as 'Literoticans', 'Litizens' or 'Litsters' Sometimes meet in what are known as 'Litogethers.' This is where members from particular areas plan an event, in order to socialize with others they have formed friendships with online.

CHYOO

CHYOO is a sister site of Literotica. Like Literotica, users are allowed to post up their own stories. The difference is that after a story is created, other users can add other threads expanding the story in a different direction, such as in a choose your own adventure book.

This site has 18 sections to post stories under including: Erotic Couplings, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Homosexual, Fan Fiction, and even includes Non-English and Non-Erotic sections

Literotica users can use their log-in password and username for CHYOO.

Other services

The site has also published collections of stories under a "Best of" banner, and makes income through ad sales, and links to webcam, adult video on demand, and an online adult store. The site also provides chat through DigiChat's Java client software.

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