from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An erotic quality or theme.
- n. Sexual excitement.
- n. Abnormally persistent sexual excitement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the state of being erotic, or of being sexually aroused
- n. sexual excitement, especially if abnormally persistent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Erotic quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being erotic; undue prominence of sexuality or the sexual emotions; in pathology, excessive sexual desires.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
- n. a state of anticipation of sexuality
Leiber's edgy narrative throughout this story of dark eroticism is very descriptive, oftentimes lingering (seemingly) too long on Ryker's point of view, making the reader wonder when he will get on with the story.
Granted, eroticism is different for each person, I still find it hard to believe that many people would find these tales sensual at all; they fall more into the category of bawdy, if anything.
Not to be confused with the schoolboy's desire to have the body fully exposed, eroticism is thus transformed from a problem of knowledge and possession — of knowing/seeing/having the body of the beloved — into a problem of imagination and relinquishment — of seeing what is to be seen and imagining what is not and letting go of the illusion of mastery.
Erotic pleasure cannot be separated from culture, and in our culture male eroticism is wedded to power.
The eroticism is definitely a significant element that has to be present in every doll.
If you’ve an interest in eroticism in literature, then Lady Chatterley’s Lover, love it or hate it, is a piece so critical to history that it can’t be ignored.
As a manifestation of anal eroticism, that is, holding the feces so that he could talk while trying to conceal the act.
I was into girlie things and also what I would call eroticism as art; I had a relationship with a photographer James Wedge and explored that.
I mean "eroticism" not in its reductionist modern meaning of sex, but rather as a sense of aliveness, vibrancy, and vitality that communicates the message: "This couple is alive, not just surviving."
And Donna Summer was banned for "eroticism," though I would have thought that "basic suckiness" would have been reason enough.