Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros "desire") is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter. All forms of art may depict erotic content, including painting, sculpture, photography, drama, film, music or literature. Erotica has high-art aspirations, differentiating it from commercial pornography.
Curiosa is erotica and pornography as discrete, collectible items, usually in published or printed form.
Erotica and pornography 
Distinction is often made between erotica and pornography (as well as the lesser known genre of sexual entertainment, ribaldry), although some viewers may not distinguish between them. Pornography's objective is the graphic depiction of sexually explicit scenes so as to arouse a quick, intense reaction. Additionally, pornography is often described as exploitative or degrading.
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Thu, 23 May 2013 12:28:11 -0700
Luna Loupe is a prolific writer. According to Amazon, the self-described “erotica author, geek and generally classy lady” has written 25 anthologies of completely bizarre, out-there paranormal sex novels. Though she hasn't updated her blog or tweeted ...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 03:25:12 -0700
At two hours and ten minutes, the latest adventure of Dom, Brian and the other assorted gearheads isn't very "Fast." But "Furious"? It is that, non-stop, as cars catapult, buildings explode and big guns go boom. And the fans cheer. They do, too, or at ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 05:06:49 -0700
Riese and I are teaching an erotica-writing workshop at A-Camp, because we've both published quite a bit of smut under our sexy alter-egos. My work has appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and Leather Ever After, among others, and Riese has published ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 06:38:48 -0700
The eBook You Never Knew You Never Wanted: Rep. Michele Bachmann Erotica. Sarah Gray 4 minutes ago. // News, Sex · Tweet · Bachmann Stupidity · Michele Bachmann photo. Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More » ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 23:04:50 -0700
Has erotica changed the literary landscape? That's the topic I'll be taking on at The Telegraph Hay Literature Festival in a couple of weeks, along with Nikki Gemmell, Jojo Moyes, and Linda Kelsey. With the hype and high sales of Fifty Shades of Grey ...
Sun, 19 May 2013 07:06:29 -0700
Lux Alptraum is a woman of many talents: writer, sex educator, and CEO. Her writings have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Hustler, and at SundanceChannel.com, among many others. She has spoken at notable institutions like Harvard, Brown, Yale, New York ...
Sat, 11 May 2013 11:51:45 -0700
We know that people are willing to take that extra step and go for something that's a little more, dare I say, hardcore,” says Michele Cobb, vice-president of sales and marketing at the new audiobook erotica imprint Insatiable Press.
Mon, 13 May 2013 09:35:08 -0700
The erotica genre has never been more exciting or more crowded. On today's Morning Media Menu, author Jamie Brenner shared advice for writers looking to explore this new world. Brenner wrote Miss Chatterley as Logan Belle, creating an erotic and ...
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