October 13, 2008
AMATORY – adj. relating to or induced by sexual love or desire.
I figure this would be a good word for making your sex-talks seem a little more classy. eg. “amatory encounters” sounds classy, right? 😉
Amatory fiction is a literary genre that is said to be the predecessor of the modern romance novel. One of the three best known writers of amatory fiction was Aphra Behn. And it just so happens that I had to read Aphra Behn’s The Rover in my university english class. So she gets to be part of this post because of that connection. And also, did you know she worked as a spy during the second Anglo-Dutch war? Read about it.
Searching this word brought up a lot of results for a Russian heavy metal band called Amatory. Since I’m fairly certain that the readers of my blog aren’t big fans of heavy metal I won’t put up any of their music. If you really want to learn more about them, check out their Myspace page.