The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is pure family-friendly fun. The closest we get to sex is the absolutely adorable description of heart-pounding first love about halfway through the story: "Benjamin started; an almost chemical change seemed to dissolve and recompose the very elements of his body. A rigor passed over him, blood rose into his cheeks, his forehead, and there was a steady thumping in his ears. It was first love" (1.5.6).