eroticism eroticism  /ə ˈrɑ tɪ ˌsɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of anticipation of sexuality
  2. (n) the arousal of feelings of sexual desire

Usage(s):

  1. Director Gaichi Kono says the eroticism of elders is captivating to younger viewers.
  2. To each his own eroticism.
  3. What sadomasochism does is take these elements of eroticism further toward their extreme.

News

  • Six Things We Learned from Lindsay Lohan's 'Acid-Etched Horror Story' 'The Canyons'

    We finally have a trailer for Paul Schrader 's neo-noir foray into the scandal, violence, and eroticism that goes down in modern-day Los Angeles. In  The Canyons , Lindsay Lohan plays an aspiring actress/model-turned-plaything named Tara. James Deen is her trust-fund kid slash movie producer boyfriend, Christian, who soon discovers Tara's secret love affair. From the looks of the trailer, things ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "Eroticism is life, the contrary of death," Ionesco told AFP in her Paris apartment, a dimly-lit clutter of picture-heavy walls and shoes and hats and feathers and other bits of the theatrical memorabilia emblematic of her work.
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Irina Ionesco Source: AFP

  2. Told of Hunter's comment, Cronenberg responds: "I think people are curious, drawn, attracted, repelled and afraid, all at the same time, about violence, and they're right. There's an eroticism involved, certainly in 'Crash,' and I really saw that in...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: David Cronenberg Source: Washington Post

  3. "Catherine has a hidden side, like a Hitchcock actor, like Cary Grant," Mr. Téchiné said. "We never know what she's thinking. That's the mystery of her greatness, and her eroticism. Catherine stands on the edge, is tempted by the void,...
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Andre Techine Source: New York Times

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