Don’t, above all, be willing to yield a single kiss!
If you surrender kisses, I’ll make it clear I’m your lover,
and say ‘they’re mine!’, and take possession.
Still all this I can see, but what the cloth may well hide
that’s the cause of my secret fears.
Don’t touch thigh to thigh, or mingle legs,
or join the hard and the tender foot to foot.
Wretch, I fear everything, who’ve boldly done it all,
behold, I’m tormented by fear of my own example.
Truthfully, I have no sympathy for you. You should be tormented by fear of your own example. While I don’t agree with the idea of women as property, you should still know better than to make a married woman your lover. Furthermore, how dare you suggest that she is in the wrong for being affectionate or in any way normal with her husband!
You need to learn something that reasonable humans call restraint. Being subjected to the whims of the gods or loving for the sake of your art can only excuse your actions so many times. At some point you need to act like a responsible adult.