“Female authors have to dare“, Ingeborg Arlt writes in an essay. There are two meanings: trust in themselves, and the risk to go beyond taboos. Arlt takes texts by Christa Wolf, Virginia Woolf, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and Else Lasker-Schüler as a proof of the possibility of (love-) relationships between women living in marriage. She also makes fun of the interpretation of love, which is obsessed with sexual love and excludes (rather than includes) spiritual and intellectual forms – the spirit of the touch.