We women have, if I am not to lie, In this love matter, a quaint fantasy; Look out a thing we may not lightly have, And after that we'll cry all day and crave. Forbid a thing, and that thing covet we; Press hard upon us, then we turn and flee. Sparingly offer we our goods, when fair; Great crowds at market for dearer ware, And what's too common brings but little price; All this knows every woman who is wise.
~Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", The Wife of Bath's Tale
Tis' a funny thing about most women: things forbidden to us often have aphrodisiac appeal. picture by nirrimi