The stories in this section may contain some explicit details of a sexual mature. These are not pornographic stories.
Erotica, from the Greek eros, refers to works of art, including literature, photography, and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or arousing descriptions. It is rather a modern word used to describe the portrayal of human sexuality with high-art aspirations, differentiating such work from commercial pornography. The high-art aspiration of course being the evocation of emotion.
While pornography popularly focuses on unadorned and unemotional lusts; the explicit depiction of sexual acts, erotica tends to define material and higher emotional content, the development of place, character and story line, or of an overall artistic theme. However, such distinctions are necessarily subjective and may say more about the critic's own tastes on erotic material than the artistic and other attributes of the material itself. In film, soft porn is a similar kind of commercial art form that resides in the area between erotica and hardcore pornography, although erotica may also be explicit.