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in all of this shamefulness I think we need to remember the glorious line:

do I dare eat a peach?

Considering Eliot's aversion to all things "womanly" (as he certainly had a
problem with Vivienne's hypermenses . . . probably Endometriosis of some
sort), I think this poem is USING sex and the desire, lack of, etc. to get at
a larger problem of action.  Especially Generative action.
Michael