I agree with hummingbird211. I would prefer the great writing to the lame writing. Also if I were looking for sexual imaging there is something about a good classic that is so much more sensuous than the way a porn is written. Porn makes it sound dirty and the classics, show it as beautiful.
Oh, no! It's the Alpha Male here to start my day! Hello, Big Fella! Hahahaha.
Yes, I will read a classic. But if the guy has abs like Thor (the movie) or looks anything like Hugh Jackman, I'll sneak an admiring peak (or two or three or four) and ignore the women who are participants. Hugh Jackman is a popular poster fellow on the ceiling at my OB-GYN's. I know, I know. Too much information!
@ makusr-- I have not read the two classics you mentioned but I am fairly certain that since it made it as a classic there is a plot and is well written. That is what I am talking about. I don't read porn really so I guess I could be wrong of course. I have seen movies that were not supposed to be porn but turned out to be just that. I want to know the characters not just see them. Personally, I would feel like a peeping tom watching porn. I don't go around peeking into personal lives of others. If I am going to, I would like to know more about the person than their sex lives.