Sex is a powerful lure be it in real life, written stories, or in video formats. It is one of the effective tools for advertising, catching a lot of the desired attention. From elegant pin-ups to the distasteful, vulgar ads, from a subtle to an open presence, this element is present all around us. Literature is no exception. Sensual context, even detailed erotic scenes are a part of literature since its dawn.
However, erotica is a double-edged weapon. Including it into your work may rise it to the new heights of quality, or bury it into the depths of trash.
One of the biggest mistakes is using it as a mere page filler. Let us face the truth, sex is, in its essence, the same thing over, and over. No matter the amount of invention or diverse vocabulary you use in these scenes, you will only end up with tedious repetition. Throwing in paragraphs containing erotica without a greater purpose can easily make the reader disappointed. To avoid this, erotica should serve as a puissant, yet not over-used spice for something else, more complex and important.