Taboo Data of Note

Last year, we decided to highlight noteworthy taboo themes. These were the categories specifically targeted by aggregators in the recent content restrictions. This year, Lot’s Cave would like to expand the way you look at taboo themes. For authors writing the taboo content readers want, there’s very little information out there. How do you predict what your customers will realistically want? Is there a way to best market your story regardless? These questions do indeed have answers, answers that are surprisingly simple. The best place to currently look for data regarding the taboo is… Pornhub.

10 Noteworthy Trends From Pornhub’s Year In Review

1. Top Categories Are Clear For Taboo Authors

If you take a look at the Pornhub survey, the top categories, overall, are quite clear. These consist of Lesbian, MILF, Ebony, Hentai, Japanese, Anal, Mature, Big Tits, Threesome,  and Big Dick. What do these top ten categories tell us? Well, quite a bit actually. If you’re writing taboo themes, your best bet is a Mother pairing of some sort. This is where it gets less clear. Who should your Mature Older Woman MILF be pairing with? The best options according to just these categories seem to be a daughter/younger woman, son/younger man, or a combination of the two! Also, take note, the more well-endowed or curvy your characters are… the better!

2. Sub-Categories Are Less Clear But Manageable

Added to the main categories are, of course, sub-categories. These turned out to be Cuckold, Japanese, Indian, Cosplay, Korean, Transgender, Creampie, Gangbang, French and Cartoon. Out of this odd assortment of options, we start to notice a few worthy kinks to work into the taboo content of our stories. Some of these sub-categories will depend on the overall category you choose, naturally. However, some kinks are also easily worked into an overall story idea. Consider the Cuckolding niche, again, with that main MILF/Mom category. How easy would it be to cuckold the husband or even son with the daughter or sister? This, when done correctly, can make your story appealing to multiple customer bases.

3. Consider Your Customer Base By Gender

Above all else, gender plays a large role in what kinks a person searches out. In terms of the data, women are more likely to search for Lesbian, Threesome, or Rough Sex categories. Men on the other hand are more likely to search for Mom, Sister, or Lesbian. Clearly the Lesbian kink is a crossover niche, but in terms of men, the numbers are vastly skewed. The number of men that enjoy the Lesbian kink are similar to the number of men that enjoy the Anal niche. This means that, if you’re writing Lesbian kinks, your audience is more than likely to be female. Prepare accordingly! Likewise, if your audience is male, consider Mother/Son/Daughter your ‘go-to’ niche.

4. Consider The Age Of Your Customer Base

While this may not seem as important, your catalog will thank you. When writing taboo themes for profit, authors often have to think long term. This means writing for the current market, while also investing in future niches. Age plays a role in these decisions. According to Pornhub’s survey, the kinks between age groups is quite startling. For example, those in their twenties are more interested in Double Penetration or Lesbian. Those in their forties are more interested in Anal or Transgender. Likewise, those in their sixties are more interested in Handjob or Mature kinks. Consider this when writing those sub-categories. You can make your book appealing to that growing audience, while still tapping into the vastly wider current market. The emphasis you place on the book will simply change over time.

5. Holiday Themes Aren’t Worth It

Lot’s Cave sees a lot of authors looking to maximize sales around certain holidays, mainly Christmas and Halloween. If the sales traffic matches that of porn traffic, well, then the investment simply isn’t worth it. According to Pornhub, its traffic dropped on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Halloween (Lot’s Cave confirms that holiday themed erotica does not sell well). Likewise, there were a few increases in traffic on Black Friday, Valentine’s Day, and Good Friday. These days are probably best explained by the ‘days off’ they fall on in anticipation of a holiday. But, there isn’t a connection to a sudden kink filled frenzy. The one holiday that might be recommended to embrace is Valentine’s Day… but for taboo content… that’s a difficult sell. Although, we might like to see if any author can pull this off!

6. Lesbian Sex Is For Younger Women

Okay, this is kind of specific, but it is important. According to a Pornhub’s Women Searching for Women, the rate in which women are interested in Lesbian Sex goes down with age. Why is this important to you as an author? Well, it means your characters should fit certain criteria. Stories told from a younger woman perspective might speak better to a customer than stories featuring an older woman. Likewise, female readers might specifically relate more to college settings, new town settling in themes, or even returning home to their family for a little taboo twist. While this data doesn’t seem so important, it can, in fact, have a big impact on your sales in the long term.

7. Gay Themes Have Their Own Market

What we mean by this is well, look at this article. Gay porn has so much data to navigate that we could almost write a whole list just for this topic. If you’re a taboo author looking to write Gay themes exclusively, take time to invest in market research. While it might surprise many, 37% of Pornhub’s traffic for Gay porn was… women! This means there are vastly different kinks and customer bases within this category, making it more a distinct market in its own right. Likewise, Gay porn viewers can’t seem to agree on which kinks they enjoy best… at least by age. This makes it even more important to consider things like gender audience, age of customers, and corresponding kinks and sub-categories. Yes, the difference really is that vast!

8. Experimentation Seems To Increase With Age

This isn’t a data point we can show stated anywhere, but we couldn’t help but notice it. At least right now, the older you are… the more you like to experiment. However, this does seem to be a trend in men more than women. When writing a taboo themed story, especially one where experimentation is key, age really does matter. Stories that feature older characters should probably have them initiating the experimentation. Younger characters can wonder about it, watch porn about it, but are probably less likely to go out and try it. This probably has more to do with confidence with age, but who really knows. As an author, you can excuse it any way you like! Again though, watch out for that Lesbian and Gay market… this rule may not always ring true.

9. The Younger Generation Has Strange Interests

Yes, we’re calling the kettle black on this one, but hear us out. According to Pornhub’s survey, those in the 18-24 range tend to look up some odd porn. What does this mean for authors? Well, we’re not really sure. The younger generation seems intrigued by mixes of porn with popular trends. What do we mean? Well, one of the stranger categories watched by 18-24 year olds was fidget spinner porn. Could an author find a way to incorporate some of these odd trends in their books? Probably. The question is if it would pay off in the long run. It probably wouldn’t, but if you have that strange kink… you might try it if you have an audience that’s well… into fidget spinner porn. We’re intrigued, so let us know if this actually works for you!

10. Country Specific Niches Are A Thing

Alright, this one is last because it’s interesting but full of cautions. At times, certain countries seem to like their own country best. If you’re writing a book about Japanese women, you might consider highlighting it in the title. This doesn’t work for every country, and you will have to do your research, but it might be worth it for certain authors. Keep in mind, kinks do vary by country… as what is taboo varies by country. You may want to consider this before writing your book as there are plenty of smaller niche categories to highlight. Who knew the Japanese had such a fetish for piss play? Well, I guess if you read the survey…

To Conclude

Lot’s Cave likes to go through data, and we suspect some of you do as well. We recognize however that not every author likes to write ‘according to the data’. This is alright. There’s nothing wrong with writing for the enjoyment of writing. But, if you’re interested in boosting your book that little extra bit, why not try some of these options?

 

 

10 Incest Titles We Love

Lot’s Cave knows not every incestuous relationship is the same. When it comes to eBooks like ours, there’s a little something naughty for everyone. If you’re curious about exploring the many intriguing and controversial options within our online bookstore, now’s your chance. We’ve compiled a list of ten incestuous books you absolutely have to try.  Which kink is meant for you?

trophy-mom-thumbnail-96-dpiE.R.O. Scott – Trophy Mom

Ever wonder what would happen if a naughty mother decided to take an aphrodisiac potion designed just for women? In Trophy Mom, E.R.O. Scott explores the limitless boundaries of mother-son sex. With realistic characters, sexy and intelligent mothers, seductively naughty sons, and sex that leads to intense release, this book offers readers a great introduction into the world of consensual and pleasure filled incest. Interested in finding out more? You can find E.R.O. Scott’s author page and catalog here.

family-love-the-complete-collection-thumbnail-96-dpiSteven Michaels – Colleen: Complete Collection

You know those family secrets we all keep hidden? Well, in Steven Michaels’ captivating eleven book series, Family Love Epic, readers can enjoy learning every dirty detail of one Irish-American family. Capturing incestuous relationships through generations, Colleen’s story overwhelms readers with alluring characters and lust inducing sex. This series perfectly depicts the American struggle to overcome the roughest of hardships, stay true to family traditions, and enjoy a little pleasure along the way. Find this one of a kind collection here.

desperate-mothers-thumbnail-96-dpiGerry Maxwell – Desperate Mothers

Tempted by the idea of losing control? Gerry Maxwell’s Desperate Mothers challenges us all to embrace motherhood in a whole new way. Mixing pop culture with gentle femdom, this book is sure to become an instant favorite with readers. While this conflicted mother warms our heart, she also manages to quicken our pulse. Readers will find Gerry Maxwell approaches writing steamy and romantic mother son sex in a brand new way sure to leave them breathless. You can dare to explore this intimate work and others by Gerry Maxwell here.

spying-mom-thumbnail-96-dpiKathy Andrews – Spying Mom

Looking for a raunchy read? Kathy Andrews may have written stories decades ago, but readers will find her vintage titles as hot as they are depraved. Focusing on mother-son sex, Spying Mom showcases a woman in control of her sexual nature. Kathy Andrews’ feminine characters celebrate sex, while likewise showcasing men all too willing to explore immoral boundaries. This story dares to gives readers exactly what they want, whether you’re willing to admit it or not. To satisfy those sexual urges demanding exploration, check out Kathy Andrews’ catalog  here.

daddys-bride-thumbnail-96-dpiLily Weidner – Daddy’s Bride

Curious about what goes through a young woman’s mind? Lily Weidner answers that question and more in Daddy’s Bride. Unique in its approach to a sensitive topic, this book will both intrigue and excite you. While focusing on the perspective of a young woman in pursuit of her father, Lily Weidner will challenge your ideas of love and relationships. With a touch of the romantic, Daddy’s Bride is sure to be an Erotic Romance you just have to have. You find this title and more here.

educating-mom-thumbnail-96-dpiR.M. Dexter – Educating Mom

Do you have a mother-son fantasy? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. If you’ve ever contemplated the idea of mother-son sex, R.M. Dexter’s Educating Mom is a must. The story perfectly highlights those son’s struggling with a mother too beautiful to resist. R.M. Dexter features attractive everyday women, and well-endowed men. Each character seems intent to enjoy the sexual yearnings awakened by their own family. A mix of erotic fantasy and realistic lust, Educating Mom will challenge your own sex driven curiosities. Be sure to find the latest from R.M. here.

the-truth-thumbnail-96-dpiPhaedrus T. Wolfe – The Truth

Why are we putting this book on the list? Because no other author tackles series issues quite this way. The Truth is filled with multilayered subject matter that both registers with readers and makes them incensed. Highlighting the questionable past of one young woman, The Truth deals with topics many are too embarrassed to asked. At its core, this story arouses readers by touching and pulling on nerves many would never admit to having. Those daring enough to explore this title can find it here.

daddys-sleeping-partner-thumbnail-96-dpiLady Calandra – Daddy’s Sleeping Partner

Ever wonder what a incestuous Romance would look like? Daddy’s Sleeping Partner is the perfect answer to that question. Readers expecting all the inner turmoil, relational struggles, and outright drama will enjoy Lady Calandra’s work. With the additional incestuous father-daughter twist, this book provides readers what they’re desperately seeking. Happy endings are possible for those craving a taboo relationship, if only on paper. To find Daddy’s Sleeping Partner check out Lady Calandra’s author page here.

i-is-for-insatiable-thumbnail-96-dpi Surely Wilder – I is for Insatiable

Too hot too handle? I is for Insatiable might overwhelm those unaccustomed to dirty sex. Surely Wilder is an author all too willing to challenge a reader’s concepts of what is actually taboo. His stories often feature entire families thrown into a world of hot and experimental sex. What makes I is for Insatiable a favorite with readers is how well Surely Wilder captures real life situations and realistic characters. You’ll easily lose yourself to an erotic society in which anything can happen, even the taboo! Don’t hesitate to explore this erotic tale here.

indian-family-lust-thumbnail-96-dpiVinod Nair – Indian Family Lust

Wonder what an incestuous culture would be like? Vinod Nair depicts just this in Indian Family Lust. Living in a culture that encourages incestuous relationships, Vinod Nair’s characters find all new ways to show love within their family. Daring to shed light on a culture that is torn between those sharing an incestuous bond and those finding a favorable marriage outside the family, Vinod Nair’s book is more than just an erotic read. Indian Family Lust challenges and introduces us to a whole new way of thinking about love and family. Be sure to discover Vinod Nair’s full catalog here.

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Incest In Popular Culture

The taboo topic of incest continually makes its way into every day conversation—an interesting prominence for something so controversial. Yet the frequency of these taboo conversational occurrences continues to increase. In the majority of these discussions, incestuous relationships are depicted as a “reluctant sexual experience” or worse.

In Laws, a Lot's Cave eBook written by Baron LeSade

Could it be that the environment of sexual censorship on television during the 1940’s, ‘50s, 60’s, and 70s required all incest to be depicted in an immoral light? However, a surprising number of consenting relationships exist as well, and more recently, the way incest is being depicted in society has started raising questions as to the possibilities of incestuous relationships being consensually romantic. Examining the motivations of each represented incestuous coupling only furthers the acceptance of incest as a whole. Whether or not someone looks for incest, it’s readily stumbled upon. In fact, the topic of incest is so widely mentioned it’s guaranteed to show up at some point.

Country Taboo, a Lot's Cave eBook written by Houston Cei

Schools generally require young adults to explore mythology at some point in their education. While we often find mythological gods and goddesses involved in relationships riddled with incest, often these relationships contain lessons of a significant cultural relevance in today’s modern society. The Oedipus Trilogy is often required reading at the high school level. No one objects to these stories being read, examined, and then reexamined as a culturally important work. For many, these Greek Tragedies raise questions on the acceptability and impact of incestuous relationships. And the Oedipus Trilogy isn’t the only group of stories that high schooled youth run into regarding the topic of incest. Recommended books such as The Mayfair Trilogy by Anne Rice, V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradely, and Aztec by Gary Jennings all contain incest at some level.

Big Sis, a Lot's Cave eBook written by Betty Beckett

Incest permeates not only our everyday culture, but our pop culture as well. We easily see this in some of today’s most popular shows and movies. Witness Back To The Future and Star Wars. The currently popular Game of Thrones television series is certainly no stranger to incestuous sex. Likewise, the cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show features the beloved characters of Riff Raff and his sister Magenta who many debate maintain a sexual relationship. Lolita seems to be another cult move classic that captures the story of pseudo incest well enough to figure in a variety of film adaptations. The popular shows House, Numb3rs, Sons of Anarchy, and American Horror Story: Coven all touch on incestuous relationships in a variety of forms.

The Kinky Chef, a Lot's Cave eBook written by Kinky Vinyl

The topic of incestuous relationships between cousins can be tough to debate despite the ever growing list of its acceptance within pop culture and dramatized depictions. Sometimes movies portray cousin relationships as consensual and completely acceptable, while other times the topic is dealt with carefully to meet censorship sensibility standards. Nevertheless, many different stories touch on sexual relationships between cousins, such as, Mansfield Park and Jane Eyre, which have become great works of literature. One popular film series that touches on a cousin romance is the ever classic Godfather Trilogy. This romantic relationship is depicted in a better light, if not completely acceptable as well. More frequently today, cousin relationships are being depicted as consensual bordering on assumptions of social acceptance.

Forever Sweet, a Lot's Cave eBook written by Mosey

Today we find incest brought up in many different environments, in many different ways. Often we don’t even notice the presence of incest while taking the overall story as a whole. In movies and television shows, incest means guaranteed expansion and ever growing popularity with audiences. Today’s view is changing away from the established belief of forced sexual relationships. The realistic depictions of consented incestuous romances have us asking, “Just how taboo should incest be today?” Considering the controversy surrounding incest, the taboo is quite popular and embedded into our everyday culture. Just what the future holds regarding the legality of and social acceptance of incestuous relationships remains unclear. All Lot’s Cave knows is that incestuous erotica has never been so popular.

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