The Alt Sex Stories Text Repository! One of the very first things people did when the Internet got popular was share pornography. Pictures took fucking forever to load on dialup connections, so erotic stories were popular as fuck. Some things never go out of style, though, and dirty stories are as hot now as they were then. ASSTR.org, the Alt Sex Stories Text Repository, has been serving up the literary goods for decades currently.
The domain, registered back in 1998, was preceded by the newsgroup where it got the name. ASSTR has been growing a long-ass time and is sprouting new pubes even to this day. Though overshadowed by new shit like free porn tubes and VR tits in your face, the words on ASSTR still draw millions of views a month.
Thousands of Authors, Decades of Smut
ASSTR doesn’t have a logo, just a simple, all-text header that says “Alt.Sex.Stories Text Repository, because the best things in life truly are free.” The blurb says they’re home to over 1,000 authors of erotic literature, host of the “alt.sex.stories.moderated” newsgroup, a mirror for nifty.org, and host of several popular erotic literature archives.
I was hoping to give a little more history than I could summarize in the intro. A site this old has to have some, maybe even interesting legal battles. Unfortunately, the FAQ doesn’t tell you much about the hows and whys and whens of this massive repository of written porn.
There is a lot of technical information from the late ‘90s in there, so take a look if you’re interested in what kind of machines they needed to send out incest stories around the world. It’s a bit less than if they were broadcasting full-length anal movies in 4k.
You can see the oldness all over ASSTR. The erotica itself may age like a fine wine, but damn, this site is ugly. I’m not sure when the current form was designed, but there’s a broken image on the front with a copyright from 1993. The bottom of the page says 2004 until you click your way inside, where it’s a fresh young 2010 vintage.