Sex Fact: Erotica Versus Pornography

Kayla Kayla
Erotica is generally used to describe human sensuality and sexuality with high-art aspirations. Erotica is intended to be works of art like literature, photography, film, and other forms of art.

Pornography is usually used to signify explicit sexual acts. Pornography is usually created with the pure intent of sexual arousal. Pornography usually consists of video and photos.

The definitions for these two terms came from the Fanny Hill website.

What is your preference? Pornography or Erotica? Do you have something to add to these definitions?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Erotica
38  (67%)
Pornography
19  (33%)
Total votes: 57
Poll is closed
11/07/2011
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CreamySweet CreamySweet
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Erotica is generally used to describe human sensuality and sexuality with high-art aspirations. Erotica is intended to be works of art like literature, photography, film, and other forms of art.

Pornography is usually used to signify explicit ... More
I like both really. They are both similar but separate art forms... like rock vs country for music. It just depends on my mood. I know for the videos and pics I am in I prefer the softcore look even though the same hardcore is going on - just not being filmed the same. Though I do like doing a good hardcore porn now and then lol.
11/07/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I've read through some erotica and can appreciate erotic photography/imagery, but porn isn't my thing at all!
11/07/2011
indiglo indiglo
I like both too, just for different reasons. If I want something to put me in the mood, porn is more the way I'll go. But erotica I enjoy looking at any time! I enjoy it, but it doesn't usually get me hot and bothered.
11/07/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
I like erotic erotic art, photography, literature for the beauty in them. I like pornography for arousal only. So, I suppose I like them in the way they are defined.
11/07/2011
Moein Moein
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Erotica is generally used to describe human sensuality and sexuality with high-art aspirations. Erotica is intended to be works of art like literature, photography, film, and other forms of art.

Pornography is usually used to signify explicit ... More
I feel Erotica is more related to (warm up) subjects like: topless girl, sexy dancing, sexy body massage, soft kissing, etc, where no sexual intercourse or sexual organs (Penis & Vaginal) been showed up or described.

Where Pornography is more related to sex actions between two or more persons.
11/08/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I tend to agree with those definitions, and I prefer erotica. However, trying to find a good erotic video online is difficult, and so I settle for a good porn to get off on.
11/08/2011
nebbish nebbish
I think I disagree that no overt sex acts/organs are shown. I think erotica is more sensual, more about love, beauty & art but I have seen/read great erotica with hardcore acts.

I definitely like both, but if I have to choose ... Erotica for sure.
11/09/2011
Zinzai Zinzai
Really depends on my mood at the time.
12/07/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Erotica is generally used to describe human sensuality and sexuality with high-art aspirations. Erotica is intended to be works of art like literature, photography, film, and other forms of art.

Pornography is usually used to signify explicit ... More
Love erotica, but porn's my thing
12/27/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Erotica is generally used to describe human sensuality and sexuality with high-art aspirations. Erotica is intended to be works of art like literature, photography, film, and other forms of art.

Pornography is usually used to signify explicit ... More
reading, i like more erotcia, but watching, i want hardcore porn!
12/27/2011
Entropy Entropy
I enjoy pornography more, but I do enjoy erotica from time to time as well. I like writing in general, and have on occasion produced some written erotica.
01/16/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I like both of them, but typically I enjoy erotica much more than I do pornography. Although at times i do favor the other but it is based off of my mood at the time.
01/24/2012
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
I like erotic erotic art, photography, literature for the beauty in them. I like pornography for arousal only. So, I suppose I like them in the way they are defined.
Same here
01/24/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I've never liked porn. I don't know why, but it just seems boring after a while. I think I'm drawn to erotica more because it is aspiring for beauty more.
01/24/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
definitely erotica
02/02/2012
Kabachu Kabachu
I like both
02/02/2012
LoneOokami LoneOokami
I like both but the written word does it for me more
05/01/2013
twelve13 twelve13
Erotica appeals to me more as a whole, but I tend to watch porn. Perhaps, because I'm lazy. Perhaps, because sounds really do it for me.
05/02/2013
DreezzyyBabyy DreezzyyBabyy
Quote:
Originally posted by twelve13
Erotica appeals to me more as a whole, but I tend to watch porn. Perhaps, because I'm lazy. Perhaps, because sounds really do it for me.
My thoughts exactly!
05/02/2013
sunflower sunflower
I like porny erotica with no plot. Written words does it better for me.
05/02/2013
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
I like pornographic stories. But I often use the term erotica because it refers to fiction as opposed to pornography which refers to images.
05/03/2013
vittmsk vittmsk
I like both
05/04/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I chose pornography but honestly, I really enjoy both but just at different times.
05/04/2013
snowminx snowminx
Why not both? I guess I like porn better.
05/11/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Give me the porn!!
05/28/2013
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 26