Erika was born in 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the University of Lund, specialized in Human Rights and Feminism, and graduated with a Degree in Political Science.
In 2004 she moved to Barcelona, Spain, and founded the company Erika Lust Films together with Pablo Dobner. She produced, wrote and directed The Good Girl (2004), her short porn film which got more than 2 million downloads in its first week online. She also directed the award-winning anthology film Five Hot Stories for Her (2007), the experimental documentary Barcelona Sex Project (2008) y the acclaimed erotic films Life Love Lust (2010) and Cabaret Desire (2011).
Erika Lust wrote the books "Good Porn" (2009), "Love Me Like You Hate Me" (2010), "Erotic Bible to Europe" (2010), the best-selling novel "La canción de Nora" (2013) and "Let's make a porno: A practical guide to filming sex" (2013).
Her latest and most ambitious project, XConfessions, combines Erika's groundbreaking cinematic style with the public's own sex stories. Its crowdsourced platform allows users to share their personal sex fantasies –which she later turns into short film-rising a new wave in erotic cinema. XConfessions has over 100 films released until this date. Erika has also incorporated new faces behind the scenes, producing films of other directors for XConfessions through her open call for Guest Directors, adding to the growth of independent erotic cinema in the world.