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One Persons Porn is My Erotica

by Madge Whetsel (2020-04-15)

Erotica is not something easily defined or easily accepted by society. There is most definitely a difference of opinion in people's minds between what porn is and what erotica is. Sex is one of the most difficult and controversial topics in society today.

I often have been accused of writing porn. Many think that any kind of writing that examines the bounds of intimacy is dirty and something that should be kept in the bedroom. Most look at all erotica writing as porn. But remember that one person's porn is another person's erotica. One thing erotica is not is badly written trash. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone but as an erotica writer myself, I don't write trash. There seems to be a misconception between people thinking erotica consists of just sex. It is not sufficient to say that erotica is all about sex. Erotica is a brilliant written story that teases the reader in a sensual and seductive writing style. Sometimes the sex in an erotic story makes us smile or feel the warmth of the love between two human beings.

Let me be blunt here porn is nothing more than something that has the ability to supply a stiff penis or wet moist panties, Erotica writing says something about human beings and looks at sex as a beautiful art between two people. Comparing porn to erotica is like comparing fruit to vegetables.

Erotica writing paints a picture in ones mind. It is composed of word images and metaphors that arouse the reader through vivid description and imagery. The line between erotica and porn is often blurred, as the debate between erotica and porn goes on throughout the web.

I feel the need to point out that I am not a porn writer. I want to point out that my writing is erotica and not porn. I am a sensual woman who is very in touch with my own sexuality. I have all these images of sexual intimacy burning in my mind and I put my fingers to the keyboard and begin to share those intimate moments of love making. Isn't that why we write any gene of writing because we have thoughts within ourselves dieing to get out? Erotica explores the eroticism of everything, not just the details of sex.

Erotica is filled with sexual imagery and language. It consists of love, caring, cherishing, affection and commitment. Erotica recognizes both the sexual and the romantic impulses in love making. So what is my own reaction when people call me a porn writer? My first thought is to tell them that it wouldn't hurt for them to go out and get a few fantasies of their own. However to each their own. Remember that one person's porn is another person's erotica.

I delight in creating writing that can be shared between a couple and help them to explore their own sexuality. I think that so many have been blinded by the taboo of real porn that they can not look at except erotica literature for what it is. There is intimacy that is in erotica that just isn't in porn. Erotica writers spend a great deal of their time explaining why it is erotica and not porn. This is time well spent. Erotica is truly a gene of its own and through education more people are developing an open mind to what erotica is and isn't.

Erotica comes from the word Eros meaning "physical love." The definition of erotica can be summed up with the words "beautiful love."