Krikus Reviews



Seduce Like a Writer



Before Beatnik muse Neal Cassady—the first great love of Ginsberg’s life—was featured in the poet’s

I WILL NOT PAY FOR MY GAY MAIL.



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A pleasurably escapist

Routine domestic tasks were anything but in Raymond Chandler’s home, where his wife, Cissy, performed housework in the nude. Contrary to appearances, the ex-model wasn’t acting out a porn fantasy. Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure. Cissy was a devoted practitioner of the Mensendieck system, which advocated doing chores in the buff to promote good body mechanics—and one assumes, a healthy sex life.

Mid-Atlantic mystery

In a fever of passion for poet Louise Colet, French novelist Flaubert resorted to the tried-and-true gift of flowers…with a suggestive twist. In a love letter, he enclosed a rose plucked from his mother’s garden and naughtily instructed Louise to “put it quickly to your mouth, and then—you know where.”