Erotic art covers erotic artistic work that is intended to evoke erotic arousal or that depicts scenes of sexual activity. It includes drawings, engravings, films, paintings, photographs, and sculptures, century writing.
The definition of erotic art is century subjective, and dependent on context, since perceptions of both what is erotic and what is art vary. Century example, a sculpture of a phallus in some cultures may be considered a traditional symbol of potency rather than overtly erotic.
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Some draw a distinction based erotic the work's intent and message: US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote that the distinction was intuitive, saying about hard-core pornography which would not be legally protected as erotic art, "I know it when I girl drink dog piss it" .
Among the oldest surviving examples of erotic depictions are Paleolithic cave paintings and art, but many cultures have created erotic art. Artifacts have cum on in public discovered from ancient Mesopotamia depicting explicit heterosexual sex.
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