Erotica – Why You’Ll Want To Read It

By | June 18, 2015

the-mammoth-book-of-best-new-erotica-volume-12If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’re looking for some fascinating, titillating adult erotica to read in your spare time. Your desires are quite understandable because sex is one of the most arousing and mysterious areas of human life, and countless people have made their whole livelihood creating erotica for those who want to sneak into the adult section of a bookstore and read them in their spare time. Read on for a description of the world of erotica that will have you coming back for more in no time.

Erotica vs. Pornography

Before we go on, let’s begin by making some distinctions. First, erotica and pornography is not quite the same thing. Erotica is meant to serve as a high art; the nude paintings and sculptures of Renaissance and later masters go into this category. Pornography, on the other hand, has the specific purpose of arousing the viewer; consequently, both the anatomy and the activities here are more obviously visible than they are in erotica.
Soft vs. hard porn

We must also distinguish further between two forms of porn itself — soft-core and hardcore. Soft-core, or soft, porn is the less “sexually explicit” of the two; for instance, a picture of a couple embracing with their top parts exposed but cut off below the arms would be considered soft-core since the states of their lower parts are ambiguous. If, on the other hand, the genitals are visible, that would be hardcore.
Reading soft-core porn

One of the most famous and widely-red piece of soft-core porn literature is, of course, Playboy. It is also one of the oldest, having been first printed in 1953, and during those sixty-plus years, various models have posed for them, including Marilyn Monroe, Kim Basinger, Drew Barrymore, Denise Richards, Shannen Doherty and Farrah Fawcett. Indeed, Marilyn was featured on a foldout from the very first issue, and was portrayed completely in the nude, with her breasts exposed and turned three-quarters to the right, with her head turned towards the viewer, a seductive smile on her face, her right arm stretched upwards so that it covers one eye, as if to give her breasts their maximum exposure.

It is always a pleasure to sit in your own corner of the bookstore and spend hours on end staring at picture after picture of women who aren’t afraid of letting you see their most sexually attractive parts, even seeming to invite you personally into the picture.

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