That is aside from one: erotica, and to be more specific, man-on-man fiction. In my mind, such libidinous writing fell nothing short of porn for the imagination. Words tempered with meaning and passion that spiralled the mind into a heady and lustful other world - one privy only to the complicit thinker.
This article appears in the March '17 issue of Esquire. Sex in fiction, like sex on a beach, ought to be a no-brainer. On the one hand, there's, well, sex, a source of mystifying pleasure and profundity that for most people rarely elicits any articulation other than a contented grunt, groan, or gasp.
Her book sales are huge numbers in the world of publishing and have made her something of a minor celebrity. Mainstream publishing has gone sexually wide-open. Exactly why erotic literature has become so popular now is a matter of speculation, though it doesn't seem entirely coincidental that the creators were mostly raised in the era of Madonna videos on MTV, open discussion of sex during the initial HIV scare, and the mainstreaming of porn.
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually. A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitutionorgieshomosexualitysadomasochismand many other taboo subjects and fetisheswhich may or may not be expressed in explicit language. Despite cultural taboos on such material, circulation of erotic literature was not seen as a major problem before the invention of printing, as the costs of producing individual manuscripts limited distribution to a very small group of readers. The invention of printing, in the 15th century, brought with it both a greater market and increasing restrictions, like censorship and legal restraints on publication on the grounds of obscenity.
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Why is erotica so hot? In researching for this article, my intent was to answer this question scientifically. I learned that almost as many women read erotica as men watch porn.
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