eroticism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eroticism the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
    • n eroticism a state of anticipation of sexuality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eroticism Erotic quality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eroticism The state or character of being erotic; undue prominence of sexuality or the sexual emotions; in pathology, excessive sexual desires.
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Quotations

  • Georges Bataille
    Georges%20Bataille
    “Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.”
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl%20Kraus
    “A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.”
  • Henri Lefebvre
    Henri Lefebvre
    “In this loveless everyday life eroticism is a substitute for love.”
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
    Mario Vargas Llosa
    “Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.”

Usage

In literature:

People are interested, fascinated, their eyes so wide and dark that they seem eroticized.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
And soon I became quite familiar with the devious, vicious, dirtily-pleasant eroticism of Soho.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
She was a person of strong common sense, and this mixture of religion and eroticism disgusted her.
"Beatrice" by H. Rider Haggard
In this insensate and pitiless image, in this innocent and dangerous idol, the eroticism and terror of mankind were depicted.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Very probably the stigmatising of all eroticism during that long spell of a thousand years was necessary.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
We have spoken of three mental effects: the license, the eroticism, and the imitativeness which are stirred up by the dancing movements.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
Melnyikov's previous works had hinted at eroticism; this one embraced and celebrated it.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
There are yet other evidences of degeneration; witness the eroticism that is to be found in our literature.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
In religion we see everywhere idealized eroticism, and often idealism perfumed with eroticism.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Eroticism and Supernaturalism, 126-8, 132, 136-9.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
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In news:

Shades of Temptation' features guilty pleasures, eroticism at New York-New York.
Eroticism Is Key at Calvin Klein.
The End of Eroticism 300,000 French Readers Say Non.
Continuing to explore artists who eroticized the male figure before Tom of Finland's career began, we look at bisexual artist Jared French.
His "Baptize Me" duet with Samantha Marie Ware's sexy villager Nabulungi is a triumph of mock eroticism.
Pabst's 1928 portrayal of eroticism and despair, a seductive and craftily constructed vehicle.
A piece of art called "Unexpected Visitor," depicting a prostitute 's speedy entrance or exit through a window, is displayed at Paris' Museum of Eroticism in April 2010.
However, the Jupiter artist feels something is missing from his work — eroticism.
Eroticism in Dress by Prudence Glynn Oxford University Press, 157 pp.
Shades of Temptation ' features guilty pleasures, eroticism at New York-New York.
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