by Dante Alighieri
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Compared to Inferno, Purgatorio is a lot less racy. Even on the terrace of the Lustful, there’s little reference to actual sex. The closest we get is a reference to Pasiphae, mother of the half-man, half-bull Minotaur. Mad with lust for a bull, she contrives a way to mate with it. That’s about it for sex in this bad boy.