Tag Archives: erotica

Avoiding Death By Morality

There is a familiar tendency in movies that characters live or die based on whether or not they are good people, or whether or not they commit certain crimes or traditional “sins”. Imagine that you’re watching a movie – maybe something made in the 80s. A bunch of college kids are having a party by […]

The Difference Between Erotica and Pornography

It is tempting to think that the difference between erotica and pornography is one of scale. The idea is that erotica is subtle, suggestive, evocative. Pornography is blatant, full-on, leaving nothing to the imagination. As Isabel Allende wrote: “Erotica is using a feather; pornograpy is using the whole chicken.” Common Sense Definition This idea makes […]