Aroused, not Impaired

Inspired by academic haikus on Twitter, Remittance Girl came up with one for her own proposal:

Reading while aroused
is not like driving while drunk;
no fatalities.
Morris, M. (2014) “In defense of the aroused reader.”

Which, in turn inspired me in thinking about that theme.

Aroused, not Impaired


When reading aroused
wet fingers to turn pages
without using tongue


Words might warm the heart
but it takes some magic to
make the blood run hot


Spare me your disdain
that titillating words
somehow impair us


Eyes on the lusty
page may raise my cock, but can’t
lower my IQ


The really good sex
stories leave you, dear readers
Turned on, not stupid

Latest Comments

  1. Remittance Girl (@remittancegirl) says:

    Yours are much more poetic. I think that may be the challenge with these things. Not taking yourself so seriously.

    • Monocle says:

      Perhaps! Most academics would probably benefit from at least a moment or two of unsober reflection every now and then.

  2. paul1510 says:

    damn good point, good erotica is stimulating.

  3. myrosegarden84 says:

    I laughed out loud on this one.
    I agree, erotica, porn, none of it makes us stupid. Cranky and single minded maybe, but not stupid. :)


  4. willcrimson says:

    Driving aroused is not
    Like reading while drunk; unless you’re getting
    A blowjob.

  5. vanillamom says:


    Walking while aroused-
    Dangerous with windchills low
    Slicking thighs with ice.


    PS…Will!! LOL! These are *all* terrific!

  6. cammiesonthefloor says:

    This was such a fun and clever piece to read, made me smile.

  7. Sonia says:

    I like a lot of poetry, really wonderful erotic poem in collusion with the rhyme. I just love this. Thanks

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