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Audio Erotica 101: The Benefit of Aural Sex

By Jayne Renault

Audio erotica is having a moment right now and for good reason.

During quarantine, we saw massive spike in erotic media consumption across the board as people adjusted to the sudden intimacy deficit caused by pandemic restrictions. From sex toys to ethical porn options, they looked to new and better ways to connect with themselves and their partner. It’s here that erotic audio really took off too.

We certainly aren’t here to knock any other forms of erotic entertainment. As long as it’s ethical, we’re all for it! And by now, y’all know that we are all about you exploring and owning your pleasure in whatever way works best for YOU. That said, we know that not all erotic media options are enjoyed equally.

For many people, porn videos are their easy default, while others prefer to pick up a steamy read and flirt between the lines on the page. But what if you could have all the fun of a sensual fantasy being laid out for you AND keep both your hands free for peak play? 

Especially if you’ve already got a penchant for podcasts or audiobooks, audio erotica sounds like it could be your next wild and sexy frontier in erotic entertainment. With this rise in popularity has come a big influx of websites and apps dedicated especially to the art and science of aural sex. From guided erotic masturbation and serialized intimate audiotainment stories to masturbation recordings and sensual ASMR, there’s a little something for everyone out there.

What is audio erotica?

Audio erotica is any adult content in audio format, created with the intention of arousing the listener. This can come in the form of super steamy narrated stories, from the sensually charged to the sexually explicit, sometimes enhanced with sound effects and even, ahem, suggestive noises. 

The common thread here is that all you need is some speakers or headphones and a little privacy to dive into the fantasy playing out intimately between your ears. Just lean back, press play, and let your imagination — and free hands — wander into the pleasure zone.

Here are some of the top reasons why we love it.

Leaves something to the imagination

Without the visual cues, audio erotica is inherently less prescriptive as porn. Like when reading a story, there’s more opportunity for the listener to to fill in the blanks — what do the characters look like? Are you one of them or taking them in as a quiet voyeur? It’s totally up to you. And there’s power in that freedom. 

Stories are magical — they have the power to transport us in ways other media can’t. They help us escape the harshness of reality and encourage our imaginations to play. With erotic stories especially, there is something special and important about being able to be so vulnerable and so safe at the same time as we explore what feels good in our own bodies.

Enhanced Accessibility 

Anyone who has ever had to listen to a screen reader try to smut knows that bot is not hot. Giving it that intimate touch of a real human voice sharing the story enhances the experience for everyone. The hands-free nature increases the accessibility to erotica for a range of particular needs.

Take it with you wherever you go 

For anyone who wants to live life a little more on the edge, why not take your O on the go? 

Getting in the mood doesn’t have to be a rush job. You can take your time, bb! You deserve that much. And with audio stories, you don’t even have to wait until you get home to get started. During your commute, while you’re out running errands… And no one ever has to know how spicy things are getting between your ears. 

Eliminate screen time, especially before bed

In this day and age, too many of us spend our entire days staring at a screen. We take our breaks looking at other screens and unwind by looking at one screen (often while at least one other plays elsewhere in the room). 

It’s good to give our poor, fried retinas a break. Especially right before bed -- the blue light from those screens can suppress the production of the melatonin we need to relax the mind and prepare for sleep. And you know what else is great for relaxation and sleep? That’s right -- orgasms. Audio erotica will heat things up while your eyeballs cool down, which turns out to be a winning combo move for sending you blissfully off to dreamland.

And let’s be honest:  who doesn’t love having a bedtime story read to them?

Where can I listen?

Well, if you haven’t heard, we’ve officially launched Audio Erotica at Bellesa Plus.

And we've dropped the Bellesa Erotica Podcast to be enjoyed wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.

Whether you’re interested in a change of pace for your regular porn routine, looking to spice things up with your partner, or just want someone to read your favorite smut stories to you, we got you covered. 

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