The Kick Inside was released by Kate Bush when she was 19 years old. She surprised some by singing openly about sexuality, particularly on this erotic number, despite her young age and convent schooling. "It's not such an open thing for women to be physically attracted to the male body and fantasize about it," she told Phil Sutcliffe in 1980. "To me the male body is absolutely beautiful."
Bush added that with this and a few other songs, she expressed desire, "so bottled up you have to relieve it, as if you were crying." (Source Q magazine)