About Bawdy Bookworms

Bawdy Bookworms featured on NBC News, Glamour, and Smart Bitches Trashy Books

Love it or hate it, Fifty Shades of Grey have made sexy books more popular than ever. The novel has empowered women to try out their fantasies and talk more candidly with their friends about sex. We’re totally behind empowering women’s sexuality.

So what do you read after tackling the Fifty Shades trilogy?

Bawdy Bookworms has you covered! Our subscription box meets virtual book club was created because we know that smart women enjoy reading a well-written romance with plenty of hot, sexy scenes.

Each month, you’ll receive a specially curated package with a smokin’ hot book plus a few sexy surprises. And yes, sometimes batteries are included. All in discreet packaging, of course. That’s not all. Bawdy Bookworms is also a virtual book club that will offer our subscribers access to a private forum. What’s the fun in reading sexy stories if we don’t have anyone to discuss it with?

Ready to join us?

I can think of a number of games one could play with the toys! (review by Redheadedgirl on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books)

How Bawdy Bookworms Was Born

It all started with a private Facebook message.

The first was from a close friend, “Kim, I just finished  Fifty Shades of Grey. What should I read next?”

More messages arrived from other friends:
“What are ben-wa balls?”
“Does that really feel good?”
“Where can I get that toy?”

It was more than private messages or texts. Anytime I ran into a friend, they whispered questions and comments about BDSM. Always in hushed tones.

My friends knew my years of experience selling sensual adult toys at in-home parties. I was their resident expert. I happily answered their questions. I recommended my favorite erotica titles. I explained how ben wa balls worked.

Reading about hot sex can be super, uh, hot. So why not create a new kind of book-of-the-month club?  This wouldn’t be just a regular book club. The books would come with toys, lotions, and other fun goodies. We must take advantage of how turned on erotica and steamy romances make us, right?

That’s how Bawdy Bookworms was born.

About Thien-Kim Lam, Founder

Thien-Kim Lam, founder of Bawdy Bookworms

Ever since she snuck a copy of The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles by Anne Rice in her stack of SAT study guides, Thien-Kim has been on the search for sexy, smart erotica. Years later, instead of sneaking around to purchase and read them, she’s helping more women discover fun, steamy books.

Curating Bawdy Bookworms subscription box and virtual book club is a dream come true for Thien-Kim. It allows her to combine her 12 years of experience selling sex toys at in-home parties with her love of book clubs. It’s the best of both worlds. The research and development part of the gig isn’t a bad perk, either.

Fave place to read sexy stories: on the couch with a bar of dark chocolate and a glass of malbec.