Many examples of erotic poetry also survived Ancient Greece and Rome. The Greek poets Straton of Sardis and Sappho of Lesbos (lol) were world-renowned for their groundbreaking erotic verse, and the tradition of erotic prose found its origins in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, of course, erotic fiction is a giant in the world of publishing, and the genre enjoys an avid and active base of underground amateur authors and readers as well.
In other words, the ancient tradition of erotic lit is alive and well in 2018, even though there are millions of websites dedicated to hardcore porn. Some people just prefer to read their porn, as opposed to watching it. I wonder if many erotic lit fans are those people you hear about who identify as sapiosexual (they find the intellect hotter than the physical appearance). At any rate, there are plenty of sites to check out if you get off primarily on the story.
Storiesonline.net has a somewhat deceitfully innocent-sounding name. I could see a lot of people visiting this site, expecting to find some Hemingway shorts, The Tempest, or maybe some Dickens to enjoy. Instead, though, what they will find are plenty of dicks enjoying short skirts and temptation. Stories Online is a huge database of erotic literature—full books, short stories, and nonfiction all revolving around the oldest of human pursuits: sex.