On the Subject of Erotica vs. Romance
On one hand you have a woman (or man) who dreams of being swept off their feet by Love. On the other you have all the want, desire, heat lust and sweat of the act of being
with the other they love.
The reader will get (if woman) a steamy feeling in and on her face.She will then, loose
her breath.While she is reading, she will feel wet between her legs, if it is good enough writing.
On the romance type, she will think hard and maybe dream of meeting this man.
So, there is a real difference in the way readers react.