Contemporary erotica offers beautiful, powerful storytelling as well as a deeper look into the mental and emotional processes behind the actions of its characters. Books of this genre aren't likely to involve supernatural occurrences or unbelievable hi-jinks—just stories of what it means to be a human, with all its ups and downs. Readers may spend as much or more time exploring the thought processes of life as they do reading about a life's events. Contemporary erotica shows just how complex sexual humans can be, with tough decisions made as a result of a collision of emotion, logic, reason, and passion. Every choice made to pursue someone can illuminate a whole psyche, and choices to chase feelings become entire narratives themselves. Much of these stories may not even necessarily deal with plot, but rather the tension of decisions and processes that make up the plot.