At first sight the depiction seems to be a peaceful encounter between two lovers but the dialogue reveals something different:
Woman: ‘You told me to come once my mother was asleep, and I find you sleeping like a log! I’ve been wide awake all night thinking about you.’
Man: ‘I’m angry! I’m the one who deflowered you, but then you go and sleep with someone else.’
Woman: ‘Poor you! What about me? I was absolutely terrified and then I had a pain which burned like fire until the next day.’ (Ricard Bru)
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Source: ‘Secret Images – Picasso and the Japanese Erotic Print‘ published by The Museu Picasso de Barcelona