An erotic photography model male or female who poses nude for erotic or sensual photos, which are intended to be displayed in exhibitions, art galleries, books, magazines, calendars, as well in other formats, most usually internet, DVDs and magazines. Erotic models pose in a manner which can be described as explicit, versus artistic or implied styles, where everything in not shown. The person can pose nude or with lingerie, swimsuits, etc, but in short order, erotic models are totally nude. To work as an erotic model, no qualifications are required outside of being of a legal age with, as some say, an open mind. The theme of erotic shoots can take many paths, it's up to the model and photographer to know what the shoot content will entail, which really makes knowing one's limitations essential.