Hear me out because I know it sounds like the cheesiest thing ever. Just think about it, though: By sending your person a sexy poem, you can literally get foreplay started all with your words. They navigate rounded hips with familiar fascination. Inhalations whisper of longing.
Best Sex Poems to Turn You On – Love and Seduction Poems
Sex is obviously awesome. So awesome, that books, films, photographs, art and websites have dedicated pages and reels and canvases and HTML to the act. And me personally? I love a good, steamy romance poem. A poem that really, really gets what being in love and lust is like. A poem that knows the feeling of insatiable want and desire.
Nailing down the best erotic poetry is difficult because preferences and tastes vary so greatly from person to person. This is great news! It means we have a variety of erotic poems to read that maximize and diversify our concept of sexiness. I landed on these 13 erotic poems that I think are genuinely sexy for one reason or another.
It would be unwise, unfair, and impossible to list the sexiest poems in the Western tradition. Maybe it is. There is something egalitarian, too, about this selection, which more or less chose itself. Sex as a poetic subject has a way of equalizing discourse by way of its universality. I will only add that many of these poems are from antiquity, though, because the more you look at it, there is a kind of Hollywood pre-code logic at work: the Greek and Latin poets featured here were unencumbered by Judeo-Christian norms.