Literature projects strong images that shape people’s perceptions about the subjects that it describes. This is especially true of writing pertaining to love and sexuality – literature strongly shapes perceptions of how we should feel when we are in love, how we might express those feelings, what we should and could feel when experiencing erotic desire, and the ways people act on their erotic urges. In fact, because literature tends to provide such good access to the interiority of characters, one might argue that it teaches us even more about the inner, psychological workings of sexual desire than other media, such as film.