As Maria's erotism later found satisfaction in her father, her love toward the moon steadily receded.
In the life of the rural population into which I was plunged everything was impregnated with erotism.
I have above taken it for granted that Maria's erotism was satisfied through her care for her father.
erotism er·o·tism (ěr'ə-tĭz'əm)
eroticism e·rot·i·cism (ĭ-rŏt'ĭ-sĭz'əm)