Erotic Quotes

Erotic Quote From Shakespeare

April 29, 2015
William Shakespeare Quote | Venus and Adonis Poem | Lexi Sylver | Wordy Wednesday

Well hello there, sexy fiends & literary lovers.

Since high school, I have loved the works of William Shakespeare.  I enjoy the double entendres and sexual comedy in his poetry, sonnets and plays.  Shakespeare’s poem Venus and Adonis is based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses (book 10), in which the goddess Venus took Adonis as her first mortal lover; they hunted together and were lovers for a time.  She warns him against hunting dangerous animals, but when he doesn’t heed her warning, he’s killed by a boar.  In Shakespeare’s version/twist, Adonis is not swayed by Venus, and refuses her advances. 

In this quote, Venus first runs into Adonis in the forest and falls in love with him.  This is Venus speaking:

William Shakespeare Quote | Venus and Adonis Poem | Lexi Sylver | Wordy Wednesday

A fuller excerpt from Venus and Adonis:


“I’ll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer;
Feed where thou wilt, on mountain or in dale:
Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry,
Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.

Within this limit is relief enough,
Sweet bottom-grass and high delightful plain,
Round rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough,
To shelter thee from tempest and from rain
Then be my deer, since I am such a park;
No dog shall rouse thee, though a thousand bark.'”

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Happy Hump Day,


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Lexi Sylver

Lexi Sylver is the Montreal-based erotica author of Mating Season and All the Queen’s Men. She enjoys having a kinky and unconventional lifestyle and sharing her stories and experiences with others. Lexi hosts and produces’s sexuality podcast, Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver. As an entrepreneur, advocate, educator, public speaker and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she journeys the world to attend travel events and conferences. She regularly contributes articles about sexuality and relationships to Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center, ASN Lifestyle Magazine, and her personal blog. As the Media Director for, the world’s largest adult sex education and swingers dating platform, Lexi collaborates with sexuality, health and relationship experts to provide reliable resources for those who seek it. In her work as an advocate, educator and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she travels frequently to conferences and speaks publicly at events like The Montreal Taboo Sex Show (Le Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction). Lexi wrote and creatively produced many movies, series and scenes in the adult entertainment industry and was nominated in 2017 for an AVN award for Best Screenplay. She is a published erotic author with her new book, a collection of erotic short stories called Mating Season, now available. Her mission is to promote empowerment and education by guiding you to shamelessly explore your Lexuality!

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