In the texts in which Sapphism is first featured, the Sapphists themselves ate hardly hidden: they are prominently displayed.
She satisfies his curiosity by claiming that "all of the other women" are Sapphists, but gives him no first hand evidence.
Whether or not they did share a bed, the idea of them doing so seems to be enough to imply that they ate Sapphists; moreover, it is the only evidence that Roumagnac supplies to this end.
This article includes references to others by the same author, most notably "London's Sapphists
: From Three Sexes to Four Genders in the Making of Modern Culture," in Third Sex/Third Gender, ed.
Dangerous Intimacies represents the conflict between asexual and sexual women's relationships through the contrasting figures of Marie Antoinette - excoriated as a "female fiend," as the "Head of a Set of Monsters called by each other Sapphists" - and the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, those most widely praised eighteenth-century female friends.
But her sapphists will not bring down the patriarchy.
In her loosely structured exploration, Wolf revisits episodes from her own and her friends' sex lives, looking at how they filled in the sexual blank, how they became "sexual marauders and adventurers, cultural analysts and subversives, fantasists and sapphists
, egoists and conquistadors."