To say that February is a gift that keeps giving is no exaggeration. One thing we know of this month is that it is almost synonymous with red. Many of us consider this a sign of Valentine’s Day. However, did you know that February is also National Cherry Month?
To honor this exciting and albeit new development, we will be taking a deeper look into the symbolism of cherry. As a word, fruit and anything else that pops in your mind when you hear it. and of course, what better way to tell the story than by featuring some of our favorite lingerie pieces.
Cherry, the fruit originates from any species of plant in the prune family. The commercial cherry is often a mix of both the sweet and sour prunes which is why it often feels like a gambit on the flavor when buying them. But cherries have come to mean so much more than just fruit. For starters, the picturesque view of red and its link to sexuality and sexual expression has long been linked to fruits that are coated in that color, apples, strawberries, and of course, cherries.
That, however, is just one of many symbols. As a word, the tangy fruit has also come to represent a sexualized terminology for innocence. In pop culture reference, the cherry is almost synonymous with the hymen.
Another popularized term it symbolizes would be an erotic pleasure. Yes, we have all seen the ads and pictures of women licking or placing cherries next to their lips. This highly erotic image is one of the reasons why we consider cherries one of the more sexually appealing fruits.
Word or symbol, or simply even a treat. Cherries are undoubtedly one of the more expressive and fun fruits out there. Don’t take my word for it, try out the Cherry Collection by Kinga.