erotology


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erotology

(ˌɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. the study of erotic stimuli and sexual behaviour
2. a description of such stimuli and behaviour
erotological adj
ˌerotˈologist n

erotology

the study of sex as a skill.
See also: Sex
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As well as a glut of books on Egyptian theatre and Sudanese literature I have found 19th-century books on agriculture, a French manual of classical erotology, and a collection of poems about trams.
Moens, it can be regarded as the swansong of traditional Javano-Muslim erotology, being an exhaustive study of female physiognomy, sexual intercourse and (to a lesser extent) the mystery of generation, embellished with illustrations of all kinds of women (many nude) and various coital positions.
In his encyclopaedic Bustan as-salatin (Garden of kings), he wrote: 'The things which rouse sexual desire are watching copulating people or copulating animals, looking at the pudenda of animals, and reading the books which have been written by the "ulama" about erotology, listening to stories about lustful people, and listening to the melodious voice of a woman.
Javanese erotology is a subgenre of this moralistic-didactic literature, dealing with the more carnal aspects of marital life.
As the history of Javanese erotology has yet to be written, it is at present impossible to disentangle indigenous and foreign elements.
The driving motive behind Javanese erotology, however, is different; it is motivated by the wish for a successful marriage with the right match (jodho) and then children.
Not even Ovid, the classical bard and Latin master of erotology whose "excessive lasciviousness" so many of fray Luis' contemporaries were quick to indict, ever ventured this far in praising the female body.
She places the text in the tradition of Arabic erotology, even as she places its author within the world of double exile: exile in Spain from his Islamic culture which was stripped from him progressively by the Inquisition, then exile in Tunisia from Spain and the Spanish literary world which he loved.