Erotism: Death & Sensuality Setting & Symbolism

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Eroticism

Eroticism is an experience of sexual stimulation, applicable to both the cause and the result of such stimulation, the doer and the done, the giver and the receiver.

Taboo

A taboo is something forbidden, that something generally being defined by society, morality, law, or some combination of all three. Taboos function on both the public and private levels, of both the community and the individual. The author suggests that eroticism has the allure it does, because the activity it promises (i.e., sex) is, in various ways and for various reasons, taboo.

Transgression

A transgression is a breaking of a rule, a guideline, or a taboo. It is often accompanied by both guilt and pleasure—guilt because society has conditioned us that rules are not to be transgressed, pleasure because rules tend to enact prohibitions against pleasure, or at the least personal freedom. Eroticism, in the...

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