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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue


by Geoffrey Chaucer

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


Although there's no actual sex that occurs in the Wife of Bath's Prologue, most of the Prologue is about sex, and often discusses it very explicitly. Women's parts get referred to in vulgar terms. The Wife discusses her desire to make said parts available to everyone, all the time. So yeah, R.

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