One of my favourite contemporary authors is Jonathan Kemp. His 'Twenty-Six' and 'London Triptych' are fabulous: so original. Josephine Hart's 'Damage' has also influenced me: it delves the psychology of sexual motivation, and its consequences.
I also adore the work of Remittance Girl, Malin James and Adrea Kore. Their wonderful short stories appear on their websites and in several anthologies. Kristina Lloyd, Janine Ashbless and Raziel Moore are also hugely talented.
I gain much inspiration from reading, and the books I choose tend to have lush erotic language: I recommend Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, Michel Faber and Sarah Waters especially.