Equivoque V : The riddle of the lute penis

The risqué literature chose the vocabulary of Music, playing on the pleasure which it gets and the play (or the shape) of the instruments. In Italy and in France, the lute, the symbolic instrument of the erotic song, was the subject of numerous bawdy riddles. The burlesque was more effective because it was also, in the hands of the women, the instrument of the sweetness and the courtesy.