Definitions

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  • noun humorous A fantasy world in which everyone is ready and willing to indulge in all kinds of sexual activity.

Etymologies

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From pornography and utopia; originally coined by literary scholar and author Steven Marcus in his book The Other Victorians: a Study of Sexuality and Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England (1966) to describe the setting in Victorian pornography.

Examples

  • For an extended discussion of "pornotopia," see Marcus, pp. The central issue for

    Notes on 'How to Do the History of Pornography: Romantic Sexuality and its Field of Vision'

  • The work of Kuroda Seiki, the painter who introduced such western genres as the nude to Japan, and Edo-period "pornotopia", is the inspiration for paintings of outsize genitalia, cut free from context against bright planes of pattern, while his sculptures present life-sized girly Manga figurines with comedically exaggerated attributes.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The work of Kuroda Seiki, the painter who introduced such western genres as the nude to Japan, and Edo-period "pornotopia", is the inspiration for paintings of outsize genitalia, cut free from context against bright planes of pattern, while his sculptures present life-sized girly Manga figurines with comedically exaggerated attributes.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Presupposing as it does a rigid and absolute division between the "literary" and the "pornographic," the idea of "pornotopia" reduces the complexity of graphic material to a single, non-literary intention: that of facilitating the orgasm of its user.

    How to Do the History of Pornography: Romantic Sexuality and its Field of Vision

  • The cramped seating and plodding pace of the ceremony, however, soon disappointed those expecting a virtual pornotopia.

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  • She fleshed out this pornotopia as Le Château d’O5.

    Belgian bloggers #1 « Jahsonic

  • She fleshed out this pornotopia as Le Château d’O5.

    10 « January « 2008 « Jahsonic

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