Can geometry be pornographic?

Italian artist Luciano Foglia's suggestive geometry app has been rejected by Apple

A few days ago, I’d heard rumblings of yet another porn app being rejected by Apple, but I didn’t think much of it since that’s nothing new. But then, a friend of mine sent me a link to a video that showed off the app, so I took a look.

The guy behind the app, multidisciplinary visual artist Luciano Foglia, says it doesn’t violate Apple’s terms. It has no pornographic or erotic images, it simply alludes to eroticism. Here’s the video:

After watching that demo, I’m not quite sure what to think. It certainly is erotically allusive, but is it pornographic? Porn is generally considered to be something designed to provoke sexual arousal. While this app doesn’t use the traditional imagery associated with porn (i.e. naked people), it could be argued that its purpose is indeed to arouse, in which case Apple would be right in rejecting it.

Then again, it could be argued this is an artistic app that only provokes such thoughts in those who choose to see it that way.

Either way, it’s a head-scratcher.