Eroticism refers to the sensual attraction in between two people. Sexuality and relationship are basic human needs and shape the understanding of love all the time. While the zeitgeist of certain eras was to suppress eroticism socially such as during the Victorian era, at other times eroticism boomed, for example, during the Rococo time. The association of emotional, spiritual and physical love is considered as the ideal.
The history of erotic representation includes elements of painting, sculpture, literature, photography and film. In Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Japan and China, sexual and erotic art has a special spiritual significance. The artworks show the same sex as well as love between man and woman. The Greeks and Romans produced many artworks of erotic nature, which were involved in religious and cultural practices. With the advent of the Internet, it then came to a tremendous increase in the proliferation of erotic media. Further media of erotic art are print, erotic photography, magazines and erotic films.
A legend says that the most comprehensive collection of erotic art is in the Vatican. There is no evidence. In fact, the largest collections are hosted in research institutions in the United States, such as in the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Furthermore, there are numerous private art collectors as well as photographers, writers and performers erotic arts. Join the community and meet other artists of eroticism, learn new contacts and read in the magazine articles about the latest news out the field of erotic art!