Front cover of a video-format example of pornography



  • The explicit literary or visual depiction of sexual subject matter; any display of material of an erotic nature.
  • The depiction of (non-sexual) subject matter so that it elicits feelings analogous to erotic pleasure; any such depiction.
  • The graphic, detailed, often gratuitous depiction of something.


  • From French pornographie, from Ancient Greek πορνογράφος, from πορνεία + γράφω.

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