• WordNet 3.6
    • n erotism the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
    • n erotism a state of anticipation of sexuality
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell.
    • n erotism A condition marked by erotic tendencies; eroticism.
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  • James Humes
    James Humes
    “I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.”


In literature:

The efficient motif is erotic.
"The Common People of Ancient Rome" by Frank Frost Abbott
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is not uncommon for all forms of erotic flagellation to be associated with a homosexual element.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
From this period she had erotic dreams about young girls.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In the two cases just brought forward we have an erotic symbolism of act founded on, and closely associated with, an erotic symbolism of object.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In the life of the rural population into which I was plunged everything was impregnated with erotism.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
But he has buried most of his erotic woes, such as they were, in a dead language.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
He never seems to have passed through that erotic period out of which some poets have never emerged.
"The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9." by Various
Enter ...] Enter Antipholis Erotes, a Marchant, and Dromio.
"The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare
The translation then follows an erotic direction.
"Leonardo da Vinci" by Sigmund Freud

In poetry:

Latent in juices the April sun looses from capture,
Have you not blown in the lily and grown in the weed?
Burned with the flame of the vernal erotical rapture,
And yearned with the passion for seed?
"Vision" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Charlotte Gainsbourg is in talks to star in Lars von Trier's "The Nymphomaniac ," an explicit exploration of a woman's erotic life.
The suggestively erotic, delightfully improbable piece was the hit of the show.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The erotic "Fifty Shades Of Grey" trilogy is set to become the fastest selling series in recent years, and some say it's even sparked a baby boom.
When the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was at the height of its climaxing success, Ian Anderson picked up a copy.
Unbridled Books has acquired North American rights to The Mistress Contract, an erotic memoir, written by an anonymous couple going under the names She and He.
'Sex' Madonna's 1992 book of erotic photographs, "Sex," was challenged at libraries in five states.
Joyce Redman, a veteran of the London and Broadway stage, earned Oscar nominations for 'Othello' and for 'Tom Jones,' in which she had an erotically charged dinner-eating scene opposite Albert Finney.
After Carla begins making erotic dolls to supplement her income, she rediscovers her passion for painting.
Medialon show control takes center stage at Berlin 's theatre in the Spielbank at Potsdammer Platz where the new erotic revue, Belle et Fou: The Game of Lust, has opened with an international ensemble of dancers and artists.
The erotic best-seller is the Hennepin County Library system's most requested book right now.
The Fifty Shades of Hype around an erotic bestseller .
Thanks to Imagination Games, fans of E.L. James' hit series of erotic novels can now indulge their Inner Goddess with the new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' board game.
Thanks to Imagination Games, fans of E.L. James' hit series of erotic novels can now indulge their Inner Goddess with the new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' board game .
Universal owns the film rights to the trilogy of erotic novels.
EL James' erotic trilogy was easily the year's biggest hit, selling more than 35 million copies in the US alone and topping bestseller lists for months.

In science:

Instead of where P is in seconds, ˙Erot one uses the so called spin-down luminosity Lsd defined as Lsd ≡ − ˙Erot .
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
The name luminosity is misleading since the carriers of the ma jor part of ˙Erot are not luminous for us: no one has ever managed to “see” them in a direct way by any type of detector (but see Sect.7) and their nature is modeldependent, at least for the time being.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
While for sources with Lx < − ˙Erot , they are still magnetic dipole braking, the same as rotation-powered pulsars.
Wind braking of magnetars
Beginning from t1 , Lp > − ˙Erot (eq.(16)), the star will be braked down by a particle wind.
Wind braking of magnetars
Therefore, during wind braking phase, − ˙EB > − ˙Erot .
Wind braking of magnetars