Erotica or Pornography  

tamethytension 54M
1659 posts
9/21/2005 4:59 am

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Erotica or Pornography

Erotica leaves much to the imagination such that the reader's mind must fill in the gaps from their own experience; the reader becomes a participant. Whereas pornography is so graphic in detail such that the reader is left with nothing to imagine; the reader remains merely a voyeur. Erotica therefore is evocative whereas pornography is merely provocative.

Inspired by [post 95981], wherein huntress7878 struggles with the distinction between Erotica and pornography. I offer this simple dichotomy that I use as a guideline in my own writing. This is not necessarily applicable to how anyone else may view/interpret specific stories or images. And in the end, to each his/her own.



mm0206 68F
7767 posts
1/5/2007 8:40 pm

I find porn to be exquisitely cheesey

to the point of the absurd....

third rate acting by fourth rate actors

Reading erotica is such an underrated venue when it comes to graphic is one of the few things besides a naked male body in front of me and thoughts of previous encounters(stuff that fantasies are made of) that can make me squirm.
Writing it makes me cry for that is when I see how dismal my life was for so many years...being a faithful and celibate wife.

Take care...
tender hugs...m.


9/23/2005 7:34 am

mmm...well pass it on! Larger format works just fine!

(agrees with Synn)

Synn74 42F
1206 posts
9/22/2005 12:10 pm

( said body in pic is rather mesmerizing )

I welcome you to the House of Syn...

tamethytension 54M
2320 posts
9/21/2005 12:39 pm

CAZ ... and to you my Diet Dew ... cheers man

Frbnkslady & Bella ... for these reasons I think erotica is best formed out of the female mind ... that desire to particpate, insinuating themselves in the moment. Men are attuned to pornography as the visual elements so influence our hormonal response. A generality of course as both men and women can appreciate either given their respective moods.

Starlight_runner ... my Dear ... good to see you here again after so long ... the heavens are a little brighter. Did you find my comment on your post a couple of weeks ago?

Sensually_me ... hmmm no posters handy but the original is available in a larger format...


9/21/2005 10:15 am

I think Erotica could be thought of as art, whereas porn is just right there in your face-without leaving room for imagination, as you said. I think you are right on in your distinction.

Btw...speaking of erotic art...your main profile pic...umm, does that come in poster size? still my heart! (I want one of those for Christmas...and I don't mean the pic!)

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
9/21/2005 10:13 am

I have to agree...erotica is so much more satisfying in my opinion.

starlight_runner 39F

9/21/2005 10:07 am

Big kisses .........


frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
9/21/2005 7:46 am

It is isn't it.... I enjoy reading erotica a LOT more then watching pornography. T


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
9/21/2005 7:23 am

I stumbled across this as well, and very well said.

*raises glass of pepsi in the air*

To each his/her own !


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