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by Euripides

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


There's no sex in Medea. Our heroine does spend a good amount of time chewing out her unfaithful husband, Jason, for lusting after his new virgin wife. The unfortunate Jason doesn't get much of a chance for lust, however, when Medea murders the girl. In Medea, sexual frustration plays a much bigger role than sex itself.

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