Refutes critics who see no evidence of mature sexuality in Tolkien’s Middle-earth by examining the distinction between sex and sensuality, and by describing depictions of romantic and married love in contrast to matelessness.
"Hobbit Sex and Sensuality in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 23
, Article 7.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol23/iss3/7