Depiction of lesbianism
or "girl on girl" sex has been a relatively common theme in erotic art
throughout history. Studies indicate that heterosexual
men were more aroused by depictions involving lesbian sex
than they are by depictions of heterosexual activity, while heterosexual and lesbian women were aroused by a wide range of sexual stimuli. Historically, erotica and pornography involving sex between women has been produced by men for a predominantly male audience.
Lesbianism in visual arts
<center><gallery widths="140px" heights="140px" perrow="3">File:Édouard-Henri Avril (24).jpg|Édouard-Henri Avril
File:Lesbisches Spiel, Anonyme Lithographie, um 1840.jpg|1840 lithographFile:Martin Van Maele - La Grande Danse macabre des vifs - 33.jpg|Martin Van Maele – La Grande Danse macabre des vifsFile:Franz von Bayros 003.jpg|Franz von BayrosFile:1883 smut photograph.png|Rod Ashford's 1999 "Erotique" collection of vintage smutFile:18thcenturylesbian.gif|Lesbian scene from the 18th Century</gallery></center>Depictions of lesbianism are included among the erotic frescoes of Pompeii
Since the Renaissance
, a number of European painters, particularly modernists
, have included themes of eroticism between women among their work. These artists include François Boucher
, JMW Turner
., Adult Industry News
(website), March 14, 2000.......