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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

  

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

R

The sex that is talked about in this book is the creepy, rape-y kind...for the most part. If you're interested in the sex lives of Raskolnikov and Sonia or Razumihin and Dounia, you'll simply have to use your imagination (unless you count the foot-kissing). Unfortunately, we hear almost too much about Svidrigaïlov's sex life. We get hints that Razumihin has sex with the landlady, but all such sexual hints cease when he meets Dounia.

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