Our Favorite Audio Porn

Illustration by Nhung Le

by Suzannah Weiss

Looking at porn, GIFs, and other sexual imagery can be an incredible turn-on. Whether you’re masturbating or having sex with a partner, visual aids can enhance sexual experiences for people of all genders. But vision isn’t the only sense you can engage for erotic purposes. As they say, our most sexual organ is between the ears…and it’s often through the ears that we can reach it. 

Toward that end, over the past few years, the genre of audio porn has blossomed in the form of websites and apps. Some crowdsource stories and sounds from users themselves, while others contain professionally written stories to please your ears. The best thing about them is, you can let your own imagination fill in the visuals — no toggling with your screen mid-session. Here are a few platforms to check out if you want to lay back, close your eyes, and let sound immerse you in a symphony of sexual pleasure. 

Literotica

One of the oldest erotica sites on the internet, Literotica offers many ways to consume erotic material, audio snippets being one of them. Head on over to their audio sex stories page to listen to user-generated stories ranging from romantic to kinky to a delightful combination of both. Indulge your inner exhibitionist or voyeur with “Watch Him Fuck Me,” a true story about a woman who turns on her husband with a video of her getting it on with a stranger, or let the narrator of “Wanting, Waiting, Finger Fucking” drive you wild with desire as he edges you. Whatever you’re into, you’re bound to find something within Literotica’s hundreds of options. 

Reddit's Gone Wild Audio

Look no further than your fellow Redditors to help you get your rocks off. Another user-generated forum, r/gonewildaudio/ collects recordings of people’s sex noises, both alone and with partners, as well as narrations of their wildest, most elaborate fantasies. If you tend to get turned on by people’s moans and groans and sighs during sex, this one is for you. Some of the recordings explore fantasy scenarios, like this one involving alien sex and this one featuring a succubus, while others like this one focus on more standard (but equally hot) sex scenes. Still others are just “faps” or “schlicks”—audio tracks of people rubbing one out—a more minimalist but still very hot approach.

Dipsea 

Dipsea is a women-owned company that aims to provide feminist, sex-positive audio. Just a few of the options on the app include “F Train II,” a pegging fantasy, and “Deep Tissue,” about a massage that turns erotic. Not only are there erotic stories, there are also guides and how-tos you can listen to while you’re masturbating or having sex to learn techniques like dirty talk and orgasmic breathing, making the app equal parts fun and educational. To "dip" your toe in, try the app's website preview: Dipsea will find the perfect story for you after you tell it where you are (e.g. "in bed," "with your partner," or "before a date") and what you’re looking to do ("get inspired for later," "treat yourself," etc.). 

Quinn

Another woman-founded site that just launched earlier this year, Quinn contains audio erotica, written erotica, and true sex stories submitted by readers. If you want to exercise your dirty-storytelling skills, it’s easy to submit your own stories. The site also makes it easy to search for your favorite kinds of content; you can filter the posts using tags like “eating out,” “butt stuff,” “guy on guy,” and “teacher/student.” It lets you listen to real sex and masturbation recordings like “Live Action with Harry” and “Me Time,” along with play-by-plays of fictional scenarios like All For You and Spank Me Sir.”

Vibease Chat

If you’ve got a Vibease vibrator, you can use this app to sync its buzzing with any of 500 audio erotica stories, ranging from a hot male masturbation session simply titled “Moans” to a story about drawn-out anticipation called “Tease to Please.” As the pace of the story picks up, so will the strength and speed of the vibrations, making you feel like you’re a part of the action. Not only that, but you can use the app to have your partner control your vibrator remotely. 

The Orgasm Sound Library

Ever curious about other people’s orgasm sounds? Do you get turned on by them? Then this is the site for you. Real people have recorded themselves getting off and posted the clips here for others’ listening pleasure. You can also upload your own audio files to give your orgasm a moment of fame. On top of that, the site’s got some interesting information based on a survey it conducted of users’ sex lives and masturbation habits. 

Sounds Of Pleasure

This Tumblr is similar to the Orgasm Sound Library, but more focused on entire sexual experiences rather than climaxes alone. “Fun in the bathtub” features a woman enjoying a self-love session with the help of her faucet, “My trainer decided to come home with me” lets you listen in on a casual sexual encounter, and “British guy guides you part 1” lets you lay back and please yourself according to the orders of a guy with a charming accent. It’s also easy for auditory exhibitionists to add their own audio and for voyeurs to search by tag. 

Suzannah Weiss is a freelance writer focused on gender and sexuality whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and more. You can find her on Twitter at @suzannahweiss or on Instagram at @weisssuzannah, or visit her website at www.suzannahweiss.com