Category Archives: Eroticism and pornography

Where are the boundaries between eroticism and pornography? Do they still have any meaning today? As authors, we are not interested in the mendacious clichés of the porn industry. But we would like to use the techniques of pornography to tell psychologically true stories. A search for clues

“The Songs of Bilitis” by Pierre Louÿs

“The Songs of Bilitis” is a cycle of poems by French author Pierre Louÿs, published in 1894. It consists of 143 poems and is known for its explicit depictions of female sexuality and lesbian love. The title “The Songs of Bilitis” refers to a fictional ancient Greek poet and friend of Sappho, whom Louÿs claimed to have … Continue reading “The Songs of Bilitis” by Pierre Louÿs

Louÿs’s role in French eroticism

Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) was a French writer and poet who played an important role in the development of French erotic literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his highly sensual and decadent style, and his works often explored themes of sexual desire, taboo, and pleasure. Louÿs first gained notoriety … Continue reading Louÿs’s role in French eroticism

Pubic hair in literature

There are many examples of descriptions of pubic hair in literature, both contemporary and historical. One well-known example is from the classic novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence. In the book, the protagonist describes his lover’s pubic hair as “thick and dark,” a description that emphasizes the physicality and sensuality of the female body. … Continue reading Pubic hair in literature

Dirty Diaries Manifesto – a positive feminist approach to pornography

It took me a while to realize that in addition to Alice Schwarzer’s PorNo campaign, there is also a positive feminist approach to pornography. Naturally, I took notice. Whereby at this point another clarification of terms is probably necessary. Marc and I assume on our website that pornography is explicit depictions of sexuality for its … Continue reading Dirty Diaries Manifesto – a positive feminist approach to pornography

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EROTICISM AND PORNOGRAPHY

What is the difference between eroticism and pornography? I think of Reiner Kunze. In his book “The lovely years,” he tells of the uproar that the film “The Legend of Paul and Paula” caused in his town at the time. The film was accused of being pornography. Yet naked skin was actually nothing special in … Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EROTICISM AND PORNOGRAPHY