Erotic literature has been around for years — way before 50 Shades of Grey — and it continues to flourish. It can be found in the form of novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs or even sex manuals; covering subjects such as prostitution, homosexuality, sadomasochism and the world of fetish. Many popular non-erotic novels have lots of sex in them. They both deal solely on stimulating or sexually arousing matters, but the difference between the two is that erotic is more artistic than porn, it has a high-art aspiration.
Erotica , literary or artistic works having an erotic theme; especially, books treating of sexual love in a sensuous or voluptuous manner. The word erotica typically applies to works in which the sexual element is regarded as part of the larger aesthetic aspect. It is usually distinguished from pornography , which can also have literary merit but which is usually understood to have sexual arousal as its main purpose. There are erotic elements in literary works of all times and from all countries. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.