How Erotic Art Leads to Greater Love and Sex

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Is erotic art a four-letter word? Do you have any difficulty in buying and especially looking at erotic art, the kind that under other conditions would be called pornographic? Can a couple find sexual stimulation by viewing together erotic art, either in a video or in an art book? Is this another way to be mutually aroused that can lead to greater sex?

Some people tend to be embarrassed about making their love interests known, the toys they use for sex or the videos they watch. Few would keep an art book of erotic art on the coffee table even when all the art is from outstanding artistes, such as Picasso, Modigliani, Brueghel, Karel Appel or Dali or from the art of ancient cultures that exists in full view on public buildings in many countries or in scrolls and drawings that may be found in monasteries. If such curtailment exists in your thinking now may be the time to extend your horizon to include erotic art and even look beyond.

A few ideas to consider in your pursuit of more love and sex are:

Enjoy a visit to museums and check out all the sexy and nude paintings and sculptures in ancient and modern art. Especially look for art that displays ways to make love. Though penises and vaginas are shown in abundance there is nothing pornographic about them. If the same pictures were shown in those sleazy magazines that people in the US buy surreptitiously they might be considered pornographic, but not in an art museum. Art is treated one way and pornography is treated another way.

In most other countries such pornographic art would be treated with the same respect we give art in museums and be available for viewing and buying openly. But be aware that much erotic art is downright sexy and provocative and draws from the freedom that old cultures had with enjoying sex. Sexual arousal was openly combined with the aesthetic reaction to the erotic art. For example many of the ancient sculptures and paintings from India are clearly sexual. Large breasts, enormous buttocks, swollen vulva, enormous penises, sexy poses. The ancient Hindus never flinched from proclaiming the wonders of female sexuality nor phallic power and nor should you.

Go to book stores, if books appeal to you, where you and your partner can check out erotic art books. Almost every artist in memory has painted truly beautiful pictures of sexual ardor and interaction. Drs. Phillis and Eberhard Kronhausen wrote one of the earliest books on Erotic Art commemorating the First International Exhibition of Erotic Art in 1968. They have continued their pursuit of erotic art worldwide and have compiled many other books on erotic art and countless other authors have done likewise. If you want to enjoy erotic art, many book stores carry some titles and Amazon.com lists dozens of recent ones worth considering.

Ribald and overtly sexual Japanese art, much painted on scrolls, date back to the late 1600’s, although similar paintings of phallic worshipped art were present at least as early as the year 700 AD. Their artistic exaggerations of the sex act make for exciting art and leave nothing for the imagination.

Let’s add libraries to that list of places to see legitimate pictures of sex and love.

There in addition to the pornographic literatures there are many great and famous authors who have written about sex, including Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Tennessee Williams, D. H. Lawrence, Shakespeare, the Bible — to name only a few.

The artists of ancient India, Japan, China and much of ancient Asia produced erotic art. In China such art is called Shunga ( Japanese term) which reached its apex during the Edo period 1603 to 1867. As part of their cultural heritage sex was freely expressed, although it is worth noting that at times the governments did attempt to suppress its production.

Japanese art, especially the Hokasai and Shofu Kyosai Schools in the 18th and 19th centuries are extremely explicit, stimulating and artistically revealing.

Looking at such overtly sexual pictures is certainly provocative and by keeping an open mind you are in for a great experience. A couple looking at such erotic art together enjoy intimacy, freedom and sharing the fun-loving sexuality that can propel them to heightened sexual encounters. A worthy goal.