Abbreviations

   aka = also known as
   [B] = black and white reproduction
   B&D = bondage and domination
   BBW = big beautiful women [depictions of heavy female figures]
   BDSM = bondage, domination, sadism, masochism; the most general term for the full range of what is sometimes referred to as kink or kinky sex
   [C] = color reproduction
   draftsman = see draughtsman
   draughtsman = an artist who produces drawings as finished works of art
   drawer = see draughtsman
   eroto-comix = comic books depicting explicit sexual activity, also known as erotic graphic novels or by the French term bande dessinйe
   erotomanga = see mangerotica
   ex libris eroticis = erotic bookplates
   femdom = women who are dominators of either men or other women
   fetishwear = usually tight fitting outfits made of latex, leather, rubber, etc., intended to emphasize the sexual features of the wearer
   flagellation = the BDSM act of using whips, canes, etc., to strike a person
   forced womanhood = male figures who are coerced into becoming females in dress, behavior, and appearance
   galante = images that emphasize eroticism without actually showing explicit sexual activity; the term is normally associated with 18th century art
   hetero = male/female sexual activity
   homoerotic = male gay erotic imagery
   kink = a general term for various forms of fetishism and sexual activity beyond heterosexual penile-vaginal intercourse
   maledom = men who are dominators of women or other men
   mangerotica = manga is a contemporary Japanese illustration style which is utilized by artists in Japan and the West to depict sexual imagery
   n.p. = no pagination
   physique illustrations = homoerotic images in the 1950s emphasizing muscular young men wearing tiny bathing suits or jock straps
   ponygirl = a popular BDSM image in which females act as ponies pulling carts
   shemale = a female figure in all aspects except also possessing male genitalia
   shunga = in Japanese "Spring pictures," erotic Ukiyo-e prints
   69 = two figures simultaneously engaged in oral sex
   TV/TS— transvestite and transsexual

Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators. .

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