Warm Beds Are Good: Sex and Libido in Tolkien's Writing: 1. Warm Beds Are Good

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1. Warm Beds Are Good

This essay is an attempt at a serious, scholarly analysis of sex in Tolkien. There may be other essays extant on this, and the author is aware that some of the topics mentioned, such as Sam and Frodo, are often hotly debated by fans. Correspondence is welcome to the author at tyellas@hotmail.com.

Warm Beds are Good discusses the following:

  • Tolkien: Old-Fashioned In His Day
  • Central Concepts of Sex in Tolkien's Writing
  • Libido as Reward in The Lord of the Rings
  • Sam and Frodo: Gay? Or Victorian?
  • The Censored Silmarillion
  • Laws and Customs Among the Eldar: Everything Under Control
  • The Great Tolkien Sex Story, Aldarion and Erendis
  • Modern Readers' Reactions: Updating the Myths

Where's the essay? Well, it's in .PDF format only, so....

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This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Tyellas

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Critical Essay

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/15/04

Original Post: 08/08/02

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