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What does erotic mean?
Erotic is an adjective used to describe things that are or are intended to be sexually arousing or pleasurable, as in erotic novel or erotic dancing.
Example: It’s a regular bookstore, but it has an erotic literature section.
Erotic can also be used to describe something that relates to or involves sex or sexual content, as in The virus was linked to ads on erotic websites.
The related noun erotica refers to works like films and literature that are primarily erotic or that contain erotic elements.
Material that contains graphic sexual content is often referred to as pornography or porn (epecially when that’s all it contains). Labelling things as erotic may be an attempt to indicate that sexual elements are only part of the content, or simply to make them sound more tasteful or highbrow.
Much less commonly, erotic can be used as a noun to refer to a person who has intense sexual desire is easily sexually stimulated.
Where does erotic come from?
The first records of the word erotic come from the early 1600s. It comes from the Greek erōtikós, meaning “of love,” “caused by love,” or “given to love,” from erōs, love.
Sex and love have been linked since ancient times, and the root erōs is the basis for other terms involving sex, such as eros, meaning “physical love” or “sexual desire,” and erogenous, meaning “sensitive to sexual stimulation.”
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How is erotic used in real life?
The word erotic is often used in the context of movies and books with sexual content.
I do not know whether I can watch the NT's Treasure Island again because I find the prospect of Rory-from-Doctor-Who in pirate get-up quite frankly too erotic to handle
— Rosie Fletcher (@rosieatlarge) April 17, 2020
Reading erotic fiction at 2AM under the covers when I was 16 turned me into the woman I am today 😂
— Jade🍒 (@ChaelaKaylaaa) August 18, 2020
I wonder if people 400 years ago ever wrote erotic fanfiction about Shakespeare's plays.
— Mark (@markiplier) August 26, 2013
How to use erotic in a sentence
Starz’s Little Birds is not a faithful adaptation of Anaïs Nin’s erotic story collection, which wouldn’t fly even on premium cable.The 5 Best New TV Shows Our Critic Watched in June 2021|Judy Berman|June 30, 2021|Time
Sarah Lasley’s “How I Choose to Spend the Rest of My Birthing Years” borrows an erotic scene from a single, not-so-old movie, 1987’s “Dirty Dancing.”In the galleries: An intimate panorama of video art’s variety and breadth|Mark Jenkins|June 25, 2021|Washington Post
From the duo’s start, the gravel-voiced Elucid and differently gravel-voiced Woods have shared a snaking lyricism that is capable of encompassing and communicating transnational mysticism, interior romanticism and erotic misadventure.Armand Hammer adds the Alchemist to make for an even more intriguing brand of underground rap|Zachary Lipez|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
The finely crafted seats are exquisite—and slightly erotic, with deep-massage functions that caressed and stimulated me in sinful ways.
Femme-cee Diva Darling hosts a sexy night of virtual storytelling as open-mic participants share true stories of consensual erotic adventures gone wrong.
“Gronkowski” itself never manages to sound more erotic than the name of a hearty Polish stew or a D-list WWE performer.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
ME3M was like online sex without the sex: seedy, dehumanized, segmented, and awkward—yet often still erotic.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who was the most erotic poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, when the quatrain reached its courtly zenith?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was about his art-making, but the communal life was based on erotic liberation.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Carmela has an erotic religion-tinged flirtation with Father Phil back at the house.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lily Pendleton was known to have once essayed an erotic novel, and had read a few chapters to some of her closer friends.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
He handed Andrea the rare volume, which was illustrated with erotic vignettes.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
Even jealousy, which is often regarded as characteristic of the erotic sentiments, does not necessarily possess a sexual basis.
Ribbing87 contends that we must regard it as abnormal when a boy of thirteen or fourteen is obsessed (hanté) by erotic ideas.
In the English erotic literature, it is remarkable how often and how fully the flagellation of children is described.