Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament
by Willa Cather
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
"Paul's Case" is so G-rated that the only physical touch we hear about—the English teacher trying to guide his hand—has Paul jumping back in revulsion. The one slightly titillating thing about this story is the way he luxuriates in his silk undies, and you have to admit that it's probably a nice change from his school uniform.
Well, there's also the strong possibility that Paul's deep, dark secret is a gay double life. Hm, not looking so G-rated anymore.