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Saturday, April 2, 2011

EROTIC VS PORN - What is the difference?

Take a good look at the picture above, that I’ve added to this article. Do you consider it to be erotic or is it pornographic? What feelings does it invoke? Does it turn you on?

There is really only one answer. Basically we see a pair of scantly clad legs, stilettos and the woman’s upper body and head buried in a man’s lap. A lot of the items within this photo are things we associate with sex. The image is erotic and it’s designed to stimulate the sexual portion of your brain.

Let’s start where we should and that’s at the beginning. According to the experts:

Erotic |iˈrätik| adjective: of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

DERIVATIVES

Erotica |iˈrätikə| noun: literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.

ORIGIN mid 19th century: from Greek erōtika, neuter plural of erōtikos (see erotic).

Erotically |-ik(ə)lē| adverb

ORIGIN mid 17th century: from French érotique, from Greek erōtikos, from erōs, erōt- ‘sexual love.’

Porn |pôrn| (also porno |ˈpôrnō|) informal noun:

1 pornography.

2 television programs, books, etc., regarded as catering to a voyeuristic or obsessive interest in a specified subject: a thrilling throwback to the golden age of disaster movies—weather porn of the highest order.

adjective: pornographic: a porn video.

ORIGIN 1950s: abbr.

Personally I prefer Wikipedia’s explanation: Pornography is the portrayal of explicit sexual subject matter for the purposes of sexual excitement and erotic satisfaction.

Okay, so what is the difference? According to the origins: Erotic hints at the sex or sexual content where pornography is blatant. Erotic can also create a state of sexual awareness. For instance erotic can be classified as a few dirty words in a book–a whisper in ones ear, a sensual smile, a light caress of the flesh, his swollen cock brushed my clit. Whatever it is, it’s only supposed to imply (mind you my last example was a tad obvious). It is meant to stimulate those erogenous zones by leaving a little to the imagination. And most erotic material is created via pen and paper. Erotic can be rated from one flame to five flames and Dante’s Inferno! You can get a lot or simply not! Today erotic does at times supply a conclusion but the nice thing is its rated for specific tastes.

Porn is a totally different beast. Porn has a specific conclusion. Yes it stimulates, but it’s bold and in your face. It doesn’t hide or hint. It’s explicit and meant to produce one outcome. It’s meant to bring the voyeur to a climax–whether physical or mental. There is no need for imagination here–what for when there’s bare sweaty flesh moving frantically in front of your eyes? And porn is never rated ‘sweet’ or ‘sensual’ –three flames with a suggestion of romance. Usually it’s rated R to X or triple X–in other words ‘Grab the fire extinguisher Betty, ‘cos I’m gonna blow!’

Where does an erotic author such as myself stand? Well here’s the nice thing about erotic literature, it gives me a license to do whatever the hell I want and the best part, I can give you any flame rating desired! I’ve watched porn and for me the excitement wears off in about oh three seconds. I prefer ‘descriptive video service’! LOL And yes, I want a plot! Porn is for those who don’t give a shit about the story. Porn strictly provides visual stimuli. All right, I know, that wasn’t really fair of me but in most cases it's the truth. As for me, erotic gets my vote every time!

Remember men are more visual creatures and women prefer less. Is that why more women pen and read erotica? I believe it’s safe to say, yes. I drool when I see a pair of sexy men going at it but I prefer to keep the image within the confines of my mind. There is a difference between erotic and porn, one is psychological and the other is physical. Which one gives you the biggest rush?

My second post will be on the 4th! Lila Pearce will be interviewed this Wednesday! Edwards back on April 8th! And BL Morticia on the 9th! Have a great weekend sweeties and stay safe!


Happy Yaoi Hunting
Blak Rayne ^_^!!

5 comments:

  1. Good post. I like your definitions. I like reading erotica and erotic romance because I can picture the scenes in my mind. I dislike porn because someone else is showing me what to visualize. In my mind I can go as far or not as I want.

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  2. Thanks so much She! Agreed, writing can take you wherever you wish to go!

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  3. I love reading erotica, but I also love watching porn. I'm picky about my porn though, but I do like male on male. I personally think there is an untapped market in turning erotica shorts into porn. Then you have your story and the sex.

    Excellent post and you gained a follower!

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  4. What a wonderful idea, AP. It never dawned on me though it should have. You write a novella and turn it into a script for a porn! Now that is porn I'd take the time to watch. I like the sex but want the story. Thank you for the idea/comment and the follow! ^_^!!

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  5. Great post as always my friend.

    Btw, you have been nominated for the overlord award.

    Check this: http://rainingmenamen.blogspot.com/2011/04/overlord-award.html

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