Talk:Erotic literature

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Removal[edit]

I have removed the third paragraph of the section on internet erotica, because it consisted almost entirely of opinion-based criticism of internet erotica, containing next to no objective information. --24.20.3.195 03:49, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


I must disagree with the suggestion that Erotic literature be merged with Erotic Fiction. After all, not all literature is fiction; nor is all fiction literature.

I've removed the spam links put up by Cpappas several times now. I'm not all that opposed to the links and information, but it's being presented as pure spam links and that's not what Wiki is for.

I'm going to delete the mention to the The Rape of Lucrece because the Wikipedia entry for it says that it is a tragic work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.35.24.223 (talk) 00:25, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Zotdragon 21:04, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

I read the FAQs, which said I should leave a comment here about doing a link exchange, because it is up to the author. I hope this comment gets deleted, because it is not the purpose for which these discussion threads are. Anyway, I would really love if my site is linked here, but understand if it isn't. Site: Literary Metro url: http://www.literarymetro.com

Cheers Sarah aka Ms Metro

Nick Scipio's Summer Camp series.[edit]

I'm a fan of Nick Scipio's Summer Camp erotic fiction series. Though they are novel length, and I personally (along with the numerous awards he's won) believe them to be of great quality, Nick says on his website that he doesn't plan to publish the Summer Camp series. Is anyone else familiar with the series or think it notable enough for inclusion? TS1 05:44, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

I also am a fan of Nick Sipio's Summer Camp. I find myself coming back to them during the summer and winter even. The characters have depth and the plot flows. The site has been updated with a Nickipedia [1] to help reference if you are like me and have time between books in a series. The series has 3 full length novels and the 4th is being updated by each completed chapter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GodsSyntaxError (talkcontribs) 04:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

What we need to see for inclusion is spelled out at Wikipedia:Verifiability: "all material in Wikipedia articles must be attributable to a reliable published source". A wiki is not a reliable source in this context. Has the series been described independently in a published medium? Kenilworth Terrace (talk) 17:48, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Should Sex Manuals be included here?[edit]

Can we really class the 'The Joy of Sex' as literature? Colin4C 10:43, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree that sex manuals don't need to be listed here, especially since there is already a sex manual page. Furthermore, I find the organization and content of this article disappointing. Most of the article seems to deal with the legality of erotica, as well as providing a listing of "internet" erotica. I think the focus should be more on real erotic literature, and by literature, I don't mean internet fiction and romance novels. For example, there is no mention of the Private Case Erotica Collection of the British Library, one of the most important collections of its kind in any language. Anyone working on this article? Timocrates 14:54, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Erotic poetry[edit]

Erotic poetry is only mentioned in the introduction. A section should be included on it, or at least a link to such an article, if it exists. Rochelle CMN (talk) 04:42, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

216.136.83.245 (talk) 17:33, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Additional Site Suggestion[edit]

http://www.lustylibrary.com http://www.stickypen.com

216.136.83.245 (talk) 17:33, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Lolita[edit]

Nabokov said in his afterword that Lolita were not a erotic novel. I think it shouldn't be classified as erotic literature. Please check Nabokov's afterword ( at the end of any Lolita edition ) for detail. --201.88.237.63 (talk) 17:06, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Erotic Verse[edit]

I'm wondering whether its a good idea to have the new seperate section on erotic verse? The information included is very spare and could easily be merged in the fiction section. Also, in many works of erotica (such as the Victorian album "The Pearl") verse erotica is intermingled with prose erotica. Colin4C (talk) 20:48, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I know this is very sketchy, it just seemed misleading to have no coverage at all for verse when the article is for Erotic literature. It can always be developed by a better informed editor.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 12:20, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I've added a bit more about the poetry of the Earl of Rochester and am reading up on the subject...As for finding a well-informed editor, that might be hoping too much. Plenty of experts here on the wikipedia on the extreme minutiae of mod pop culture but not much on poetry it seems...E.g. most of the poetry entries in the wikipedia seem to be copied from the massively censored 1913 Encyclopedia Brittanica and reflect attitudes to sexuality held by our great-great grandfathers. A lot of the naughty stuff remained clandestine until the 1960's or later it seems. Anyhow, I shall do my best to fill the gap... Colin4C (talk) 09:47, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Fantasies in the Living Room[edit]

I have deleted this sentence from the article as it is tendentious, unreferenced and the reverse of the truth:

"Readers of erotic fiction in most of the world's liberal democracies are now able to indulge their fantasies in the comfort and privacy of their homes, without the social and legal restrictions of a pre-digital era."

Having fantasies in the living room has always been possible and did not incur legal restrictions until the use of computers in the internet age brought Big Brother along to spy on said fantasies and impose social and legal restraints on anyone who went too far according to the current mores. Colin4C (talk) 00:17, 9 March 2010 (UTC)