The Erotic is a term coined by writer Audre Lorde in “Uses of the Erotic”. She describes it as a source of personal power and political power. This term is often confused with the pornographic, and it is suspicious in a patriarchal society. The Erotic is a powerful feminine force of personal power within everyone. It is a vital resource that rises from the most mysterious parts of the self. The Erotic is a sense of fulfillment, pleasure and completion, that is a part of every area of life. The Erotic is also defamed in western culture, and because of this woman are both sexually oppressed and exploited in a patriarchal society. In our male-dominated society, the erotic has been encouraged as a sign of female inferiority. Lorde assets that erotic empowerment is female, and a womanly life force. It is necessary to focus the empowerment of the Erotic on women, because the Erotic in women has been oppressed. The Erotic is a source of personal power.