Queer gossip about the 18th century pansexual poet and gastronome Yuan Mei
A person with many hobbies and big appetites, Yuan Mei lived a colorful life
In earlier posts, we shared queer male gossip recorded by Yuan Mei. Well, it isn’t a one-way street. Other writers during and after his time have published gossip regarding Yuan Mei’s amorous life. Yuan did provide ample fodder for gossip: he married no less than 6 women and was said to have multiple male lovers as well as dalliances with female courtesans. His tastes seem to include women, men, and AMAB gender-non-conforming people.
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