The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
G, Zero, Nothing, Zip.
Wait, sex? What's sex? As you read "The Pit and the Pendulum," sex and anything remotely sexual will be as far from your mind as could possibly be. You'll be too busy thinking about death, torture, rats, and the sweat beads forming on your forehead.