When her parents died, Nella's brothers increased the pressure. The woman, while being a lesbian, was not arrested for her sexuality - the authorities were unaware of it, she believes. Homosexuals were thought to be vulnerable targets to blackmail , and the government purged its employment ranks of open homosexuals, beginning a widespread effort to gather intelligence about employees' private lives. Whether this eroticism is for the viewer or an accurate representation of life is unknown.
You could spend all day looking for signs , or you could just come right out and ask her if she's a lesbian. Though women developed very close emotional relationships with one another, marriage to men was still the norm. But if breast and nipple play is on the agenda then, as a general guide, start gentle — some people's boobs are more sensitive than others.