What makes something erotic, part II

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Back in this post, I pondered what it is that makes something erotic by going at it backwards–that writing is definitely not erotic if the characters don’t care about sex. If they’re just going through the motions, as it were, it becomes dull.

Well, I’ve been thinking further about this subject recently, what with being in the midst of writing an erotic romance, and here are some more positive definitions:

Something is erotic when it titillates. When it teases my imagination. When it’s emotional as well as sexual. When it has passion and tension.

What about you? What do you think makes a piece of writing erotic?

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