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3.8.11

Erotica v's Porn

So it is the 3rd again, for some reason my slot on Hitting the Hot-Spot always seems to be moments away. Probably just my crazy world and time go faster because I have so much to do.

Anyway I’m digressing.

So, I’ve been asked previously about the Erotica v’s Porn, debate within my area of writing.
And as always, I go away and when I get the time, I start to think, and think a bit more until finally I’m here.

So my thoughts...

Erotica is in fact very different from Porn.

Porn is a bunch of meaningless sex, supplied to make sure that every sexual aspect is done within a period of time and that they have the ultimate main shot.

While, in my opinion Erotica, delves more deeply into a relationship and the sex, even though explicit has a greater meaning to it as it deals with people in a relationship.

In my work, even if the characters start out seeking sex and a one time release, I try to make sure that it is all part of the bigger picture of coming together in a devoted relationship.

Then one thin that brings Porn and Erotica together is explicit sex. For me, that is where it stops. Where Porn sticks with sex and it is all sex, sex, sex, sex. Erotica continues to have a more in the way of plot and character development.

I’m not saying Porn is bad, but like in all things, there is a case to be made for both. As Porn and Erotica can both help within relationships and everyday life.

So that is it from me. A short little post.

Right, I actually dread saying this but I should later in the month be on the Total-E-Talk radio slot. Tune in if you want to hear a bad accent, and yes, surprise, surprise I actually talked poor Courtney Breazile’s ear off.

Another last bit of info, Office hours has received 4 and 5 star reviews from GoodReads and Manic Reader as well as Erotica For All.

Thank you to everyone who has bought Office Hours.

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11 comments:

Ray Sostre said...

I only have one word to say to this: "Agreed"

Great article piece.

An Open Book said...

this has been an ongoing topic that I will argue to the death- porn is where women (usually) are treated as objects and has no story line/plot- where as erotic is a story told with a plot, feelings and a connection- I wish people would see that
Dawne P

Tanith Davenport said...

Great post. I am also tired of people confusing porn with erotica. The lines are sometimes fine, but they are there.

Laura said...

Porn is sex without the plot. I love the relationships that erotica allows to build. Don't get me wrong, the sex is good, too, but I love the journey.

Jean said...

Perfect delineation of the differences. Good post!

Naughty Nights Press (NNP); Mistress Journals said...

My Opinion On The Difference Between Porn and Erotica.  Why They Are NOT One In The Same!

In my opinion porn is sex for the purpose of sex. Period.  Often with little to no storyline and no plot other then sex, sex and sex!

 Erotica is a story, a plot and characters, woven into a fanatical world of stimulating, sensual, mind blowing sex, usually with a loving theme of overcoming some obstacle in life
 and a happily ever after ending that the reader can relate to or insert themselves into the picture, created by the authors words, in their mind as they read.  It is more for the purpose of titillating the mind rather then the body, although one often follows the other when the story is well written.

Great Post Sam! I think too many people don't know the difference.

Liz said...

But sometimes...just sometimes...I get tired of explaining the difference to idiots and when asked, by said idiot or otherwise uptight and snotty person "what do you write?"
I smile sweetly and say:
Porn For Women.
so there
Liz

Missy Martine said...

Great post, Sam. I totally agree with your opinion of porn vs erotica. The only thing I'd ad is how difficult it is to stay on the right side of the fine line that separates the two. The authors that do, such as yourself, give us such wonderful stories to fuel our fantasies. My hats off to you.

Missy Martine
www.missymartine.com

Siobhan Kinkade said...

Fantastic article!

I have found that the easiest way to differentiate between erotica and porn for the non-believer is this:

Porn is the sex. Erotica includes breakfast the morning after. :)

Kellie Kamryn said...

Great comments. It's a shame we always have to defend what we write, and try to explain it to people. Can't wait for your radio interview!

Sam Crescent said...

Thanks for stopping by, it has been something that has been driving me crazy.

Erotica is so much more than sex, sex, sex. I just wish that once in a while we can write and not defend the genre we write.