Popular Female Internet Erotica

Do women find depiction of explicit sexual acts or character-based romantic stories erotic?

Judging by the fact that women account for 9 out of 10 purchases of romantic novels online; it is obvious that for women, romantic novels are the most popular form of online erotica.

Ogas, a computational neuroscientist, and co-author of the new book, "A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire” concludes that this obsession with romantic stories accounts for the popularity of erotic sites like FanFiction.net. 

Ogas’s conclusion echoes these postings in an online forum. However, this does not account for the popularity of books written by women erotic writers such as, “Best Women's Erotica 2011” by Violet Blue.