When just recently ending things with my ex, I found myself subconsciously reaching out for my preferred drug of choice when dealing with nasty breakups. No, not wine – although it is a close second. I’m talking about that favorite erotic novel that you have hidden in the back of your nightstand. Picking up a worn copy of a Virginia Henley novel (Seriously. Soft core porn. I’m not kidding.) or the more recent BDSM writings of E.L. James (you were thinking it, too) is one of the only ways that I can distract myself from thinking about what a wanker my ex-boyfriend is.
Though every one of us females has her own preferred way of dealing with a rough breakup, I thought I would share my go-to prescription: erotica.
What’s not to love about getting sucked into a world other than the one you are currently living in? Where you are once again the only single gal out of all your friends. Best of all it’s super easy to do! You don’t have to get dressed up all prim and proper. You don’t have to spend buckets of money because purchasing these books costs less than a drink at most bars.
So, prop yourself on your bed and get cozy. Here are 6 ways reading erotica can help you cope with a breakup.