Its few rules prohibit stories about paedophilia and bestiality (except fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns), and it is mostly aimed towards amateur writers and readers who prefer the (largely) image-free environment.
The stories themselves are categorized into various themes, and there are also categories for stories with pictures and stories with audio.
There are 23 forums in which users can participate; 16 English speaking and seven non-English language boards.
Inside Literotica's message boards are many different forums from which users can choose one or all forums to frequent.
These deal with topics such as Amateur Pictures, the Author's Hangout, Roleplaying, Poetry Feedback & Discussion, and Sexual Roleplaying, as well as the unmoderated General Board.
There is also a How-To forum and a place for writers to seek advice, and also BDSM and LGBT sections.
Literotica's forum is popular and comfortable for people who want to enjoy erotic activities with the anonymity the internet provides.
Members of the message boards, also known as 'Literoticans', 'Litizens' or 'Litsters', sometimes meet in what are known as 'Litogethers.' This is where members from particular areas plan an event, in order to socialize with others they have formed friendships with online. Originally this was through Digi Chat's Java client software, but because of continued cyber attacks, this has moved to a Flash-based client.Chat registration is free and users are able to create their own public or password protected private rooms.Literotica (a portmanteau of Literature and Erotica) is a free erotic fiction website.It allows any user to register as an author and submit stories and has over a million registered users as of April 2010 Literotica, a United States based web site, received 44% of its web traffic from the United States.According to alexa.com, other countries with a notable share of the site's web traffic are India with 9.2%, Germany with 8.1%, the United Kingdom with 5.8%, and Canada with 4.4%.Literotica was amongst the first adult sites to be open to story creators, quickly having replaced the usenet erotic story sections.