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"It's pure smut." 9 women share their favourite steamy erotic fiction novel.

Earlier this week on Mamamia Out Loud, Claire Murphy (host of The Quicky) started a very candid conversation about... smutty books.

"This is my guilty pleasure," she said.

"I will read any erotic novel that comes by me and one of my biggest fears is that I will die and someone will have a look at what I've downloaded in my book library, and they'll be shocked."

You can listen to their full chat here. Post continues below.

Erotic fiction can get a bad rap, but here at Mamamia, we think it's completely underrated. 

Female-focused sex scenes can be hard to come by in popular culture, so sometimes it takes a steamy novel with a questionable plot to get our fix — and that's okay!

Slowly but surely, the Mamamia community came out in agreement to share their favourite reads, and as it so happens, erotic novels are a whole lot more popular than you might have guessed.

So, we rounded up nine of the community's favourite sexy stories and series for you to dive into next. 

The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons

"The Bronze Horseman trilogy had some pretty intense 'clit lit' in the last 200 pages or so. Every female I knew in uni devoured it." - Cass.

Ink by Elizabeth Hunter

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"Such a guilty pleasure of a read." - Melissa

The Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet

"It definitely helps with the middle age libido dip." - Melanie

Brides of the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson

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"Earth has been threatened by aliens, so another bunch of 'really sexy aliens' have sworn to protect it. In return they want human brides of their choosing to love, adore and... have very sexy adult time with, in some wonderful weird ways!

"It's pure smut and I love it so, so much. Also, the story line isn't bad either. There are like 30 of these books and I'm just so invested." - Wendy

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

"So suspenseful." - Chloe

Rough Rider Series by Lorelei James

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"Lorelei James knows her cowboy romances and the sex scenes are HOT." - Chloe

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

"The Kiss Quotient is super well written and has a representation of neuro-diverse and Vietnamese-American characters. 

"Also all the men in this trilogy are thoughtful/sweet/kind/gentle, totally NOT the too-buff toxically masculine dream-of-punching-other-men-when-they-are-looking-at-MY-woman type of guy that I find so commonly in other romances. I really appreciate that." - Laura 

... Anything by Lexi Ryan

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"I like Lexi Ryan. Her stories are so unrealistic, predictable and eye-rollingly romantic but heart-warming and hot." - Melanie

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

"I'm currently reading a sexy series called Ice Planet Barbarians. It's honestly nuts and I'm loving every second of it." - Justine

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