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Nene AdamsUpdated August 22, You probably think of Victorians as having been incredibly prude. But the truth is they could be just as depraved as the rest of us—they were just far better at hiding it.
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Our choice of books says a lot about us — and our relationships with books as objects can be complex. Bibliophiles touch the binding, the skin of the book, but also — by imaginative extrapolation — the skin of other men. The possibility of tenderness between men is suggested through the handling of books.
These works, spanning from tocontained graphic scenes that stirred public disbelief and outrage. Given the time period in which they were published, it is no surprise that these novels were received with utter shock and, in some instances, banned altogether. In addition to the graphic images contained within the novels, the characters were often seen as defying social and moral conventions.
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Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of eros — passionate, romantic or sexual relationships — intended to arouse similar feelings in readers,  in contrast to eroticawhich focusses more specifically on sexual feelings. Erotic literature can take the form of novels, short stories, poetrytrue-life memoirsand sex manuals. A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitutionorgiessadomasochismand many other taboo subjects and fetisheswhich may or may not be expressed in explicit language. Much erotic literature features erotic artillustrating the text.
A pretty little novice in her convent woke at dawn, And looking from her lattice she spied upon the lawn, A handsome shepherd quite intent On playing with his instrument, his instrument so long! She tarried not a moment, but swiftly rushed below, And with the handsome shepherd she learned her lesson so That soon she played most excellent Fantasies on his instrument, his instrument so long! Once more her fingers to work went, Which made him use his instrument, his instrument so long!