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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

G

"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).

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