form invented by Sappho
, the greatest of all poet
s. Also: relating to a form of quite nice naughtiness
ladies, of which this poet Sappho of the isle of Lesbos
was the most famous example in ancient times (her and her eager pupils, devotees of the love goddess Aphrodite
), and therefore called both sapphism
in her honour. It is sometimes doubted whether she was a small-l lesbian
, but usually by people with an agenda
. The evidence of her poems is not perhaps as physically explicit
as the average Literotica
story, but seems quite clear anyway.
In web searches, if you're actually looking for information about lesbians, the word 'sapphic' slightly improves your chances, since most hits for 'lesbian' actually mean 'big-haired prostitute with tongue pointing near naughty bits of another such a one'.