Do Mature Women Read Erotica?

March 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm in Books & Entertainment, Love & Sex by Vonnie Kennedy

I couldn’t focus on writing at home this morning, so I headed for Barnes and Noble.

I hit the rest room before heading to the cafe and on my way out, I noticed the aisles of romance and mystery novels; set up for we weak-bladdered women, for sure.

Scanning through the hardcovers, paperbacks, new releases, and best sellers, one thing grabs my attention as it has several hundred times before. Where’s the mature women on the covers of these books?

I’ve complained via this blog before about the lack of magazines for boomer women, but now my feathers are ruffling again.

There’s plenty of great women’s fiction out there, but my depraved self likes to read a good novel with steamy sex scenes. Is this not popular to the millions of women over 50?

Sometimes I think I’m the only boomer woman who thinks about sex (a lot). The good news is when I read other posts here on Vibrant Nation, I found that I’m not alone. In fact, I happened to find this sexy read by searching ‘erotica’ and ordered for my Kindle. Free Fall: A Late-in-Life Love Affair by Name Your Link. Can’t wait to dive into it. :)

I’ve written some erotic stories in the past. The man (also in the past) was very impressed. Maybe I’m burnt out writing about women’s health and need to go back to writing erotic tales for a while. (or maybe a Sex and Love Addiction Anonymous meeting).

Tell me boomer women – what kind of books to you read? Do you like a good novel with steamy sex? Sweet & cozy? Erotica? Would you like to see more books that target mature women or are you okay with the 20-something heroine?

I’m curious.

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