> Can anyone explain to me the difference between "Porn" and "Erotica"?
> In Politically Correct speech, "Porn" is bad and "Erotica" is good:
> E.g. porn exploits women, whereas erotica is protected free speech.
> But how do you tell one from the other?
> I ask this question somewhat ironically, but I'd love to hear a
> serious answer.
In an Ethics course I took recently, this was the distinction that some
Erotica is a depiction of sexual things. Pornography is erotica with
violence and degradation displacing some of the sexuality.
This makes me want to rethink calling things like Playboy pornography --
seems that erotica would be a much better title.
-- Josh Baugher <firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.acm.vt.edu/~jbaugher/>