Daring, different, sensual, and much to be desired: the winning submissions for the 2019 Shedoesthecity x We-Vibe AROUSE: Erotica Writing Contest have been selected. 

All summer long, we’ve received dirty AF stories from coast to coast. (Thank you for turning us on, over and over again.) Our panel of esteemed judges, Mandy Len Catron, Luna MatatasDr. Jess O’Reilly and Andrea Werhun, carefully deliberated over the last week, and while it was hard to choose, they narrowed down their top picks from a list of ten supremely talented finalists.

We’ll stop the teasing now and give ‘er. Here are the top three:

First Place: The Tattoo Artist by Hepsibeth Smythe

Second Place: Chemistry by Kaye Forres

Third Place: Hollandaise by Chef Charlotte Langley


  • First prize winner will receive $1000 + a gift from We-Vibe
  • Second prize gets $500 + a gift from We-Vibe
  • Third prize gets the We-Vibe pleasure pack

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing the winning pieces on the site, as well as a select few from the top ten. You’ll definitely want to carve out some time to read; the words alone will do things to you.