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Sapphic

Pertaining to female homosexuality. From the Greek female poet Sappho who lived on the island of Lesbos.
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She reports that she found "almost no representations of the sapphic outside countries involved in colonization." By contrast, "nearly all of Europe's major colonial powers"--England, Spain, France, Portugal, the Dutch Republic, and the Italian states--produced literature with "intensified interest in Sapphic subjects." Lanser speculates that this correspondence may arise from a need, in colonizing societies, for "the vast change that colonialism represents [to find] an at-home correlative in the notion of unfamiliar bodies and practices that stir fears that others might rise up to claim autonomy and even rulership." Colonial contact opened a Pandora's box of cultural differences that Europeans found both titillating and terrifying.
Although Robic analyzes some well-known sapphic texts, such as the three condemned lesbian poems that Baudelaire was forced to withdraw from Les Fleurs du mal, she also includes numerous poems not frequently anthologized or taught because they are extremely erotic or even obscene.
She also put on a sapphic show the other night by gyrating on top of a banquette with Michaels and curvy singer Kat DeLuna.
This feminist writer was a proud lesbian-often immortalizing her sapphic affairs in print-and was the inspiration for a character in Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness.
The village is cursed and every girl, when she turns 18, becomes a sapphic bloodsucker.
Jimmy and Fletch join forces with a campervan of sexy, foreign student girls to dispatch Camilla and her Sapphic friends.
"Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories" is a collection of ghost stories focusing on this particular paranormal phenomena.
Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Culture.
It takes its name from a fragment of Sappho's lamenting the death of Adonis which has that rhythm ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and it forms the last line of the Sapphic strophe as well as having a ghostly presence in its other three lines.
He was also heavily influenced by the themes of "Sapphic modernism" as exemplified by Gertrude Stein and Djuna Barnes.
Their adventures with the Red Queen, Captain Hook, and the Tin Woodman are literalized as episodes of wild, incesmous, Sapphic, bestial, multifarious sex.
This new anthology of lesbian erotica, edited by Trish Kelly and Amber Dawn, includes many talented women of color writers like Suki Lee (Sapphic Traffic), Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Nalo Hopkinson and more.