De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period
by J.D. Salinger
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
In spite of its aspirations to ribaldry, sex is notable because nobody seems to be having any. Jean's description of himself as an "evil-minded monk" (68) is most probably a reference to masturbation, which is we give this story a PG-13 and not a PG rating.