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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/483974-Update-on-Erotic-Demographics
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#483974 added January 27, 2007 at 6:51pm
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Update on Erotic Demographics
Well after another week or so, everything I stated in my last blog is still holding true so apparently a more hardcore erotica story doesn’t make a difference in the readership. Women read more erotica than men, at least here.. Hmmmm. Which poses another question. When does erotica become pornography and when does pornography become erotica?

Webster defines erotica as “books, pictures, etc. having to do with or intended to arouse sexual feelings or desires.”

Webster defines pornography as “ 1. writings, pictures, etc. intended primarily to arouse sexual desire. 2. The production of such writings, pictures, etc.”

They sound pretty similar to me. The biggest difference is the definition of erotica specifically mentions “books”, while pornography encompasses all “writings.”

So having written two stories in the erotica genre am I now a pornographer? Ouch this is making my head hurt.

Well, to date my erotica - pornographic story titled Harrigan’s has had 43 views and only one rating/review.

Conclusion: erotica is still taboo and people don’t like to admit that they’ve read it, even when they can review anonymously.

My hat is off to amaris, who not only reviewed Harrigan’s but also reviewed A Penny For Your Thoughts and left public comments for both. Now there’s someone who’s not afraid to walk on the wild side here at WC. Check out her port, I know I will.

Well that’s all for now. Experiment is concluded. I shall now return to the regularly scheduled broadcast.


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