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Old 01-14-2011, 02:10 AM   #12
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I think authors of erotica might say that the difference between the two is the presence of storyline and character development in erotica as opposed to just presenting a sexual tableau for the reader.

Both are supposed to arouse the read, but erotica wants to achieve more than just arousal, it wants to allow you to develop a rapport with the characters, to give the events of the story meaning.

Anyway - I'm blah blahing a bit because I've struggled a little with the difference myself.

The next distinction would be the difference between erotica and fiction that happens to have explicit sex scenes.

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