In my last post I urged aspiring erotic authors to write in as many different niches as possible. It’s not so much what you like to write it’s about writing what the readers want.
Hopefully you can find a sweet spot of writing something you enjoy and also that sells well.
To help you find your niche I’ve decided to create a list. Here are some of the common niches in erotica:
ABDL (adult baby diaper love): adult that dresses/acts like baby.
BBW (big beautiful women): Big curvy women and the men who can’t resist them.
Bimboification: regular plain jane girls are turned into sex crazed bimbos.
Interracial: Black men/ white women work the best, but white men/ black women can work too. I don’t have much experience with other mixes.
BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism Masochism): Man is usually dom. Woman is submissive and seeking it.
Breeding: May also go by the name of fertile or bareback. Female is impregnated by human or monster.
Cuckolding: Usually involves a man watching his wife having sex with another man. Make sure that you state that the man is seeking to watch instead of catching her cheating.
Exhibitionism/Voyeurism: These go hand in hand. Either getting off on watching or being watched.
Monster: Bigfoots, Aliens, Dinosaurs etc. Mythological, Fantasy, or extinct creatures are acceptable only. No animals!
Femdom: Dominant women/ submissive men. Men are humiliated.
Historical: Think Romans, Vikings, Westerns etc.
Lactation: Women who lactate. Also known as hucow.
Pseudoincest: Stepfather – stepdaughter, stepsister – stepbrother etc. Approach this niche at your own risk. A lot of my books have been banned in this niche.
Medical: exams that turn to sex. Little experience in this niche.
Dubious Consent: There’s a grey area here. The “victim” is reluctant yet aroused at the same time. Some call this rape-fantasy.
Older man/younger woman or Older woman/younger man: Silver foxes & virgins or MILFS & young studs
Shifter/Paranormal: Think Twilight but with sex. Werewolfs are popular here.
There are many more, but this should be a good start. Do some research on your own. Look at a list of paraphilias.