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Erotic Writing

Competition

In December 2014, we launched the first ever Ann Summers Erotic Fiction Writing Competition! Read the winning stories now.

THE COMPETITION

In December 2014, we launched the first ever Ann Summers Erotic Fiction Writing Competition. We received entries from men and women across the world, who took our theme, when women take charge, and ran with it.

It was great seeing such diversity in the entries, and it's clear there are a lot of women who relish the idea of taking charge, in many different ways. The competition entries showed that what women want varies massively and there's no universal turn on but instead, great variety. Emily Dubberley

We received hundreds of entries featuring different themes, scenarios and orientations. They ranged from domination to sex in space, with some common themes giving interesting insight into your steamiest fantasies. By far the most popular theme was encounters in the workplace - making up a QUARTER of entries! We asked celebrity psychologist Jo Hemmings to shed some light.

Work will always come out high in both male and female sexual fantasies as we spend so much of our time at work and are prone to drift off and fantasise. Longer working hours inevitably lead to increased levels of fantasy and temptation. Our lives seem to get ever busier and spending less quality time with our partners will lead the mind to wander to more exciting scenarios. Jo Hemmings

Other common themes included stories about couples reigniting the spark, sex on trains and sex in lifts. 9% of stories featured more than one lover, and over a THIRD included sex accessories, including blindfolds and handcuffs. You kinky lot!

It's reassuring that the stories include those about couples reigniting the spark and trying new things in the bedroom to make sex work for them, as people will be projecting themselves into these situations. Women simply won't tolerate an unfulfilling and predictable sex life anymore."

Jo Hemmings

The Winners

After much deliberation, the prize was awarded to Izzy French for her fabulous story, "Ruby". Izzy received £1,000 cash prize, a bundle of Ann Summers goodies, and her winning story published on the Ann Summers website.

Our two runners up prizes were awarded to Catelyn Cash for her story, "Something for the Weekend", and Matt Cole-Wilkin for "On Top". You can read the winning stories now, as well as thoughts from our judges. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who took part!

Ruby stood out for me. She had a strong voice and the story was beautifully controlled. I am looking forward to seeing what Izzy French writes in the future. Emma Sayle

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