Living in Sin
by Adrienne Rich
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
Yawn. Not a whole lot of sex here—the man barely looks at the woman in this poem! There is a possible allusion to a steamy evening when the poem states that the woman was back in love again in the evening (23), but this is such a nondescript statement and may not necessarily even refer to sex. And so, G it is.