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6 Erotic Novels to Ignite Your Maternity Journey Because sometimes words are all you need.

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Alright, buckle up, mamas! We’re about to embark on a wild ride through the steamy world of erotic novels. You heard that right. Pregnancy is a time of intense physical and emotional changes, and what better way to embrace this transformative period than by exploring the tantalizing realm of erotic fiction?

Earlier this year we partnered with Dame, a brand revolutionizing how we approach motherhood and sexuality. So with that in mind… sit back, prop up those oh-so-swollen feet, and let’s dive into the six of our favorite erotic novels that are perfect for those hormone-fueled months of pregnancy. Whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, these erotic novels promise to add a sprinkle of spice to your maternity journey. 

Let’s add a little rom-com energy into the mix. “Fix Her Up” is the first book in the Hot & Hammered series by Tessa Bailey. The story revolves around Georgie Castle, the youngest sibling in her family who is struggling to be taken seriously, and her crush, Travis Ford, a retired baseball player, who is back in town. Their relationship develops from fake to real, and the book offers plenty of spicy, sexy scenes to keep your pulse racing. What sets this novel apart is Bailey’s knack for balancing hilarious moments with seriously hot romance. It’s like watching your favorite rom-com movie, but with more steam and a strong-willed female lead you can root for. This one’s a real home run for all you expecting mamas who enjoy laughter as much as lust in your steamy reads.

If you’re looking for a book that’s as classy as it is sexy, “Delta of Venus” is your ticket. Anaïs Nin, the queen of literary erotica, serves up a smorgasbord of short stories that explore the many flavors of sexuality. Each story is a journey into a different facet of eroticism, making it an ideal read for those looking to explore their sensuality during pregnancy. The stories are beautifully written, with Nin’s poetic language adding a layer of sophistication to the erotic content. Think of it as the caviar of erotica – fancy and a little bit salty.

Welcome to the Crossfire series, where the men are hotties, the women are strong, and the sex scenes are HOT. “Bared to You” tells the story of Eva Tramell and Gideon Cross, two individuals battling their own inner demons while trying to maintain an intensely passionate relationship. The book is filled with steamy scenes and emotional exchanges that will keep you hooked. It’s like a soap opera, but with way more sex and way less hospital scenes.

I’m sorry, I’m sorry! But, come on, you knew we couldn’t not include it. Love it or hate it, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has earned its place in the erotic novel hall of fame. The story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is one of passion, control, and exploration. While it has its critics, the book’s explicit scenes and emotional depth make it a captivating read during pregnancy (or during, well, not pregnancy). Plus, it’s always fun to imagine what you’d do if a billionaire with a flair for BDSM came into your life.

If you’re in the mood for something a little more… avant-garde, “The Sexual Life of Catherine M.” is the book for you. This memoir by French art critic Catherine Millet is a frank and detailed account of her sexual experiences. It’s a bold exploration of female sexuality that doesn’t shy away from explicit descriptions. (By the way, that was your warning.) The book is a testament to the power of sexual freedom and self-expression. Think of it like a trip to a modern art museum, but instead of staring at an abstract painting pretending to understand it, you’re reading about orgies.

Last but not least, we have “Laid Bare,” the first in the Brown Family series by Lauren Dane. It tells the story of Erin Brown, a strong, independent woman who isn’t afraid to explore her desires. The book combines romance, eroticism, and emotional depth in a way that is both engaging and empowering. It’s like a rom-com, but with way more sex and way less unrealistic expectations about love.

And there you have it, future mamas! We’ve curated a list of six steamy novels to add a dash of spice to your pregnancy journey. These erotic books are perfect for those moments when you need a little distraction or a boost of excitement during your pregnancy. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling read for those long prenatal appointments, a spicy distraction during those restless nights, or simply a way to embrace your ever-changing relationship with sexuality, these novels are here to keep you company. Happy reading, mamas!