Had a lesbian experience. She has been used as an embodiment of same-sex desire, and as a character in fictions loosely based on her life. Independence from men as oppressors was a central tenet of lesbian-feminism, and many believers strove to separate themselves physically and economically from traditional male-centered culture. Forty days' penance was demanded of nuns who "rode" each other or were discovered to have touched each other's breasts. If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead. The New York Times. As far as my technique, I just did to her was I find most enjoyable. As the paperback book came into fashion, lesbian themes were relegated to pulp fiction. As equality was a priority for lesbian-feminists, disparity of roles between men and women or butch and femme were viewed as patriarchal. The poet Alcman used the term aitis, as the feminine form of aites —which was the official term for the younger participant in a pederastic relationship. We saw the opposite.