How #writing #erotica differs from other fiction genres… It’s all in the details!
When it comes to erotic imagery and literature, the rule of “show don’t tell” becomes obscure. Given how important it is to me to know how somebody is tied up, the details of how they feel, and so on, I take no issue with extensive detailing of what is happening at a given moment in spite of that being an example of telling and not showing. Take this image, for example:
I really really like this one, and part of the reason why is that there’s so much going on. Now, if I were writing this in a normal story, I might say something like:
“Drool dripped from her gagged mouth as she struggled to free herself from her bindings. It was embarrassing, particularly with the vibrations under her skirt, to have her friend see her so vulnerable.”
But that’s not entirely conducive to arousal. After all, I don’t know…
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