Porn Vs Erotica: 6 Fundamental Differences

Though many people would group the terms “porn” and “erotica” in similar categories, the fact is that they are two very different ideas. However, delineating the two is not always easy. Below are six fundamental differences between porn and erotica. Check out all the stimulating material below!

Number Six: Erotica Stimulates the Intellect. While porn serves a rather perfunctory purpose for many people, erotica tends to be much more intellectual. By stimulating the intellect with scenarios that go beyond two people having sex, erotica is able to bring pleasure to people in ways they may have never conceived. That in and of itself is stimulating. That’s not to say erotica is “better” than porn for this reason. They both serve a purpose.

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Number Five: Porn Is More Visual. In the purest sense, porn is a visual depiction of sex. The porn industry is what it is today because, despite the wealth of material on the internet, people have not yet tired of watching people in sexual scenarios. This speaks to our psyches; though erotica may stimulate the intellect, we also need visual stimulation and will respond to it physically in the absence of intellectual stimulation.

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Number Four: Erotica Is More Subjective. What is erotica, exactly? There is no right answer here, because what one person finds erotic may be repulsive to another person. For example, different people enjoy different kinds of porn, because not every person is going to find one specific style of porn erotic. Everyday objects can become erotica to some, especially if the objects remind you of a specific pleasurable memory.

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Number Three: Porn Is Less Intimate. While erotica is highly individualized and intimate, porn is mostly base. It is what it is, and it’s not going to change for you. People watch porn to serve a purpose: release. Erotica, on the other hand, is less about release and more about the buildup.

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Number Two: Erotica Is More Celebratory. No, not celebratory like “Let’s have a party!”. Erotica celebrates sexuality and is more respectful of sex as art than most porn is. While some porn can be artistic and has become especially popular with women lately, erotica has always been more focused on the sensitivities of the person having the erotic experience. It celebrates pleasure without being grossly hedonistic.

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Number One: Porn Is More Tangible. Finally, the sixth way porn is different from erotica is that it is more tangible. Given the descriptions above, this should come as no surprise. Just like porn is more visual and less subjective, it is also more tangible than erotica. It is easier, for example, to respond “yes” or “no” when prompted with something and asked if it is porn, than it is to respond that way when prompted with something and asked if it is erotica. A bottle of water is not explicitly pornographic, but some people may find it erotic. You really never know.

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