Erotica vs. Porn

What we have here is an author who would like to publish with Camptown Races Press and whom we would like to have writing for us. Just plowed through his latest effort.

Where’s my coffee? Toss in an extra shot of espresso, please…

So I’m trying, as I have tried with various clients in the past, to explain about writing sex scenes. This boils down, really, to explaining the difference between erotica and pornography.

Pornography is a variety of erotica, but erotica is not a variety of pornography. As author Kate Douglas wrote in her essay “Writing the Fine Line between Erotica and Porn” (published in Shoshanna Evers’s collection, How to Write Hot Sex), the term erotic means “having to do with sexual love; amatory.” Pornography is “intended primarily to arouse sexual desire.” Amatory has to do with love, whereas unalloyed sexual desire amounts to lust.

There’s a difference.

As I was watching our Nimrod’s chess pieces characters move around the checkerboard through the story line, a neat little aphorism came to mind:

ErotiocaVsPorn

So perfect for posting to Twitter.

By the way, if you enjoy erotic romance, don’t miss the special sale on not one, not two, not three, but FIVE of Camptown Race’s Racy Books for Racy Readers! An Amazon Count-Down starts July 21 and runs just one week to July 28.

Naughty June 2016