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What is the distinction between eroticism versus pornography? The answer is that its the emotional connections that the characters feel towards each other. This needs to be reflected in the writing. If it is written in the mechanical sense with no feeling, spark etc between the characters then it is literary pornography. Pornography is about having a “good time” whereas erotica is a physical relationship with sincere emotion.
Language is important – plain English language is used and authors will use the proper terms. They do not use purple prose or euphemisms nor do they use clinical terminology. They will call a “spade” a “spade”. The language is different to mainstream romance scenes in that it is more colourful. Publisher Elora’s Cave will use the “F” and “C” words is their novels though not all authors or readers will feel comfortable with the “C” word.
The scenes will vary with S&M scenes, men with men, ménage a trois in the contemporary novels ranging to fantasy romance with werewolves, vampires and aliens. Some authors said that they are more interested in the paranormal worlds because they do not need to be as stringent with safe sex practices. In the contemporary novels publishers require authors to write that all participants use condoms with no exceptions.
The readers will settle for happy for now – they like happy ever after but love happy forever. Nothing that is written now has not been previously written. The only difference is that the books no longer get banned.
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