The Napkin Writer
I can agree with you in general, but not all sexually explicit art are indeed sexually explicit, in the sense that it is vulgar. I think the word that fits this scenario is “exploitation!”
As for sexually explicit art done in a tasteful manner, some of the world most beautiful sculptures are of nude figures. And many of histories most revered artist all rendered some sort sexually orientated art that if viewed by content, has nothing vulgar about it at all. And of many historic poets, if you strip away the metaphors in their poems, you can find sexuality all through their pieces. In fact, the love scene has been around for ages in different forms of art, but it was rarely exploited like it is today.
Art is like beauty, referenced to the eyes of the beholder, but once exploited by individuals and industries, it loses that beauty content and do becomes something of a lustful nature. The sad part is, those who have never known or seen beauty, referenced to the eyes of the beholder, “may” never even know the beauty in art they are missing.
Different media industries have given the message that nasty is in! Lust is one of the seven deadly sins, yet lust is one of the things that drive us in pursuit of sexual fulfillment, another being love, and of course, lust sells, love doesn’t! We are slowly evolving to a country driven by a lustful and sinful nature.
Believe me, there are many individuals who would like to say something or do something, but most are afraid of being sued from denying someone their constitutional right to render “garbage” to the public, and mostly now days the plaintiff wins. Not to mention the billions of dollars these industries pull into local, state and national communities, and the “hush-money-pocket-change” for political and religious silence.
Good subject thanks;
The Napkin Writer