Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
There's plenty of talk of sex in The Bacchae. Pentheus imagines that his mother and the other Maenads are out in the mountains having wild orgies. However, everybody that goes out to observe the ladies, reports back that there is indeed no hanky-panky going on. These women seem to prefer ripping men apart with their bare hands rather than making love to them.