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Somatopia is a term coined by Darby Lewes to denote texts composed of, or designed for the human body. Examples include Erotopolis: The Present State of Bettyland (1684), The Natural History of the Frutex Vulvaria, or Flowering Shrub (1732) and Merryland (1740). Agriculture and topography have been popular sources of sexual symbolism from Ancient times. The The Natural History of the Frutex Vulvaria, or Flowering Shrub was a parody on Catalogus Plantarum.

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