Traditionally, floral imagery has always been tinged with a hint of female sexuality. We've got Chaucer and his degenerate mind to thank for that. He couldn't just see nature from a purely aesthetic point of view, oh no. All he'd need do is glance at a particularly well-trimmed bush and he'd be away on one of his filthy rants. The 'father of English literature' indeed. If so, then our father needs his mouth washed out with a good bar of soap.
In consequence, during our daily frolic to Tesco's, we find it impossible to walk past the flower section without stopping, amazed, at the cornucopia of colours and shapes on display. Soon after, we are hit by the intense smell. All of our senses are dizzingly aroused. It feels like nitrous oxide but lasts longer. And then, thanks to good old Chaucer, a vagina pops into our head.
Rihanna covering her modesty with some suggestive imagery
The good people of Interview magazine no doubt had similar feelings when doing this photo shoot with Rihanna for their December/January issue. The strong, red colours, alongside a curiously disappearing middle finger in her nether section gives the impression that Rihanna's burning for something. And it ain't a chunk of Wensleydale with some piccalilli on top.
"Rihanna, fell asleep amid the flowers, for a couple of hours, on a beautiful day"
In the interview with the magazine, conducted by pantomime villain Kanye West, Rihanna spoke of a different side to her personality. "I think a lot of people have a misperception of me" she said. "They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable." Really, Rihanna? You haven't done much to dispel that image here. But don't go changing now, just on our account. We rather like a bad girl, we do.