The Naked Truth About Erotica, Porn, and Art

I could ask every single person I ran into over the next year, “What is art?” and I would be given about 1,500 different answers. And then if I asked, “Well, do you think pornography is art?” half of you would give me maybe a minute of your day, and the other half would probably think I was weird for posing this question.

It’s actually a really intriguing debate that can be argued from both sides. You see this discussion every day, whether or not it’s obvious; art galleries have exhibitions solely on the nude, while “Playboy” is kept half-hidden in magazine racks. Throughout history works of art have been vandalized, banned, and even completely destroyed for showing nudity. We may scoff at the past prudishness over John Singer Sargent’s “Madame X,” which features a fully clothed woman standing confidently and looking slightly flushed, and yet we still question modern artists’ depictions of the naked body.

Let’s get everyone on the same page, seeing as “pornography” and “erotic art” appear about 50 times throughout this article. Pornography equals sex, and just sex. That’s it. It’s actually that simple. On the other hand, we have this allusive idea of “erotic art,” which still can depict naked people, and yet somehow it isn’t considered pornography. But how is it not? Well, in erotic art, we’re going to see allusions to sexuality and nudity, but the main goal of the piece isn’t to focus on the sex. Erotic art is something more.

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