erotica erotica  /ɪ ˈrɑ tɪ kə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Erotica has people in it that are real and that you can identify with.
  2. Channel 2 is a website that hosts many discussion groups -- with topics ranging from food recipes to erotica -- including one on the burakumin.
  3. Old, quaint erotica, Jack Kerouac's crutches, and an asbestos-bound copy of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's novel about book burning, are among the eccentric treasures.

News

  1. Book News: CIA Nominee Catches Grief Over Bookstore Erotica Readings

    The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. A breathless Daily Beast report that the woman nominated to be the CIA deputy director, Avril D. Haines, owned a small bookstore in the '90s and would occasionally host erotica readings has sparked accusations of sexism.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

  2. Should prison inmates be allowed to read whatever they choose?

    "Werewolf erotica"? A history of race relations? The Bible? What should prisoners be reading – and does society have the right to decide for them?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. CIA deputy slut-shamed over erotica reading

    The Daily Beast sniggers over a bookstore erotica night the first female deputy director hosted 20 years ago        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "I know that some politicians play with such ideas in their heads. This, in my view, is the sort of political erotica that might satisfy a person but hardly leads to a positive result," Putin responded.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: TIME

  2. "We're across the street from the Erotica Museum and Frederick's of Hollywood. This is a perfect place for us to be," bassist Nikki Sixx told an estimated 600 screaming fans.
    on Jan 25, 2006 By: Nikki Sixx Source: USA Today

  3. "What is obscenity according to A, can be B's erotica. Who takes a call on what is obscene in music videos then? Definitely not a few babus sitting in a Censor office! Would they even decide what dance moves are obscene and how performers should...
    on Apr 1, 2006 By: Deepal Shaw Source: Times of India

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