Language can paint images that develop in our minds the way old Polaroid prints would develop before our eyes. And the language of erotica puts us in a space where we can detect caresses over our flesh–fingers touching gently in a way that creates arousal or lips brushing over earlobes or slowly moving to areas of intense, sexual arousal. Expressing this language so it captures the imagination and spurs the reader on to the turn the page — or scroll down the screen — is the welcome task facing erotica and erotic romance authors.
I liken it to a silky robe falling lightly over a woman’s body or silky shorts clothing a man in a seductive state. The clothing adds a layer of mystery and longing for those who see it – making us desire to touch and engage our senses.
Fashioning a sensuous language of kisses and caresses takes time and the writer should be in no more of a hurry to write it than a reader should be to finish the passage. The desire to continue the story, and the desire to finish reading it, should be an organic pleasure and not just a task on the to-do list.
Erotica that can rise above the pressures that would otherwise force us to move quickly and speedily along is the erotic language worth reading.