In addition to SOL tags we pick tags or keywords for Amazon, iBook Store, Tumblr, etc., etc.
Leaving aside all other possible tags and hot button tags, if the story in question could carry "Erotica" and "Romantic" does the "Erotica" tag attract more readers than it might turn off? We know "Romantic" now can include explicit sex, but many Romance readers prefer a softer touch. Harlequin has gradations for exactly that reason.
I have no idea which it might be, which is why I'm asking if others have seen a pattern. We're talking anecdotal evidence here, not science.
We know tags by design work both ways: attract interested readers and steer others who might be put off by the content away. I'm trying to figure out the net gain or loss for the "Erotica" tag. ETA: I'm thinking about the wider world. We already know our SOL audience.
If there is any way to figure it, of course.