Remember when you were younger and hopefully a little more innocent than you are right now? Remember reading those Choose Your Own Adventure books where at the end of the page it would say; “If you go left, turn to page 69”? Luckily for you toms and kittens, this type of media has grown alongside your erotic tastes and needs.
Pornography is there to be enjoyed in all its forms, and a number of years ago I discovered Literotica. After combing through user-generated stories of debauchery, some 50-100 pages long, I was hooked and engrossed in the descriptions, the characters and where the story was going. It added another dimension to my masturbatory repertoire, as well as massively improving my sexting skills by introducing smarter ways to describe sexual acts, genitalia and how to build tension through a sexy texting encounter.
As the years have gone by, I’ve wanted something more from my written erotica and the Waterstones backroom selection wasn’t cutting it. I tried A.I. sexbots and what can only be described as sexy Mad Libs. But most of these were hidden behind a paywall or were one page at best.
This is when I stumbled across CHYOA.
CHYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) is a sister site to Literotica, offering erotic adventures where you decide what happens next at the end of each page. Do you decide to; ‘go down on him?’ or ‘walk out of the room’? After having sex should you; ‘give her a cuddle’ or ‘try and sleep with her roommate’? From simple, vanilla love stories to literally sleeping your way around the galaxy, CHYOA has a story that fits into your favourite kink, your current sexy mood or something you have longed to try.
Instantly flooded with nostalgia I jumped into the first story I could find, one entitled ‘Blue Balls’. Very fitting for my situation at the time. Getting to choose how this incredible story would play out and with who I would spend my night and what fantastical way I would get my rocks off, was something I had never experienced before. I was so enthralled with this site that even after finishing I continued to read my story to find out where it was heading, and then went exploring the site for what more it had to offer. Literally thousands of stories, each with so many twists and turns and all of it user-generated. I couldn’t believe it!
If you love Erotica as much as I do, I would highly recommend you visit CHYOA and I have compiled some top tips on how to get the best out of this site.
Create an Account
Although you can read all the stories you want for free and without signing up, creating an account will give a deeper level of access to great options like; favouriting chapters, stories and authors, getting notified about story updates and participating in the community. It also gives you access to my favourite thing…
The Story Map
Okay this is kind of cheating, but each story has a story map, and with this you can see how the chapters link together. Working in a cascade, it shows each branching path, where the chapters divert and how the story unfolds. It also highlights which chapters you have already read and where you stopped, as well as which chapters are new.
Check from which perspective the story is written
Is it written from a female perspective or a male perspective? Sometimes it can be both, and you play multiple characters, or sometimes you are a cat person. You certainly don’t want to get through several chapters of a story before realising it’s not from a perspective that turns you on.
Check the tags
There are hundreds of tags to suit any of your kinks and preferred story themes. All stories on CHYOA are tagged, so check those out before you dive into the story. You can also search stories by their tags, and a tip here is to put a hyphen before a word to exclude it from the search i.e. ‘-Dogging’ and use a plus to combine multiple tags i.e. ‘Lesbian+Group+Sex’ (my SOQL nerds can rejoice here).
Do you have a crush on someone? A majority of stories allow you to dynamically customise the content. From simple things such as allowing you to change the names of characters, to much more detailed descriptions of height, eye colour, job, bust or penis size, and even the words used to describe these attributes. Personalising the story makes it feel that much more real as you read through the adventure.
Were you unsatisfied with your ending?
CHYOA is first and foremost community-lead (just like us). You can create your own chapters or entire branching narratives off the back of existing stories. You will need to ask the original author’s permission, but from what I have seen most of them are happy to let you contribute and build out the worlds they have created.
Did it end too soon?
A lot of stories are constantly evolving. Remember ‘Blue Balls’ I talked about earlier? That’s had 100 chapters added to it since I read it the first time. Keep checking back on your favourite stories and discovering the new forms they take.
Go on an adventure together
If you have another kitten or tom with you, why not read a story together. You can take a chapter each and let the other person make the decision at the end of the chapter.
Savour the story
With some stories having many branching narratives you could use the same story next time you visit the site, but this time take a different path than before. Who knows where it could lead you?
If you read a story and think, “I’d like to do this”, then give it a go. You can start with just a chapter or two, or if you have it in you, get to writing your very own full-length story.
I really hope you kittens and toms check out CHYOA. It’s become a regular staple for me, and I will cherish the fact that I have been given the opportunity to share it with all of you.
So, go! Allow yourself to get lost in a world where you never though you could find yourself.