Dear Miss Snark,
I've just finished a novel that is basically a collection of sex scenes strung together with a contrived plot. It's an excellent and well laid-out plot though and the sex scenes are highly crafted works of arousement.
Would I be hurting my chances for representation if I labeled my book "literary porn" in my queries? Or would it be safer to promote it as "erotica"? I guess my real question is how does that phrase resonate with agents and publishers these days?
I don't think you need to worry about what you call it. We know it when we see it.