What best gets you sexually aroused, images or written eroctica/pornography? Please don't respond your spouse/SO/partner, hopefully that goes without saying. I appreciate images (which I'll refer to as photos), but well written erotica really does it for me. 1. What kind of photos do you prefer? I'm intentionally excluding videos, at least for now. Photos can be anything from very artistic to extremely graphic. Different people have different definitions of which is what, and that should help this thread. I like artistic photos well enough. I certainly appreciate good photogrpahic skills, but sometimes they can seem too posed. My preference is what I call real life, people doing things they do in real life. That could something as mundane as a woman with 'morning hair' starting a pot of coffee, a man shaving his face, etc. The amount of clothing worn or not worn isn't that important to me as long as there is some sexual suggestiveness that isn't overt. I guess that erotic photos are a sub-category of artistic photos. I consider erotic photos to be intentionally suggestive without being too graphic. Partial clothing or angles that don't show too much work for me, they let the imagination work. Extremely graphic photos (EGPs) can get me going at times, but they're not at the top of my list. With artistic and erotic photos I prefer individuals (that is certainly not a rule set in stone), and prefer couples in EGPs. With that said, female masturbations does fascinate me. I don't mean the looking-at-the-camera-ooh-look-at-what-I'm-doing! photos. 2. What kind of writing do you prefer? Some people want it to get right to the point, other people prefer a buildup. There can be a thin line between erotica and pornography. I'll take good erotica over straight porn anytime, but down-and-dirty porn can be fun to read. I consider good erotica to be as much about the settings, the people involved, etc., as about the sex. Some writers are good at setting the mood, but lousy at writing about sex, while other writers make the sex totally hot, but fail miserably at setting the mood. I'll stop here because what constitutes good erotic writing could/should be a separate thread. This is about what we like and why we prefers it.