What’s the most erotic word? A psychologist looked through 300,000 erotic stories. Mark Allen Thornton used data from around 300,000 erotic stories and 65,000 authors who published their work on fiction site Literotica, to find who writes what kind of sex – and who likes reading about it.
The most popular word is ‘cock’
In all stories, by far the most commonly-used word was ‘cock’. Either writers aren’t very imaginative when it comes to penis-based vocab, or they just really, really like the word ‘cock’. According to Thornton, about 2/3rds of the stories he analysed were written by men. It also shows that a lot of erotica is about penises rather than vaginas. Draw your own conclusions. More info on Mr Thornton’s website