In Lao revolutionary literature, the forest is often a space of shared intensity. A militarized zone of the communist struggle, the forest in northern parts of Laos predominantly serves as a backdrop against which affectively charged episodes of war and revolution are set, both in historical narratives and fictional worlds. This vast corpus of socialist realist writings, which has become a dominant genre of Lao literature since the victory of the Pathet Lao communist movement in 1975, consists largely of romance. Intimate relations across ethnic and class differences featured in such revolutionary romance stand in for socialist dreams of utopian society. The topography of the forest in this socialist realist literary convention is thus inevitably eroticized. How might we account for this spatial aspect of love –– of sexual relations and encounters –– in the engendering of a socialist history of sexuality? This paper offers a topographic analysis of revolutionary affects such as love as a way to better grasp the socialist politics of sexuality and sentiment in Laos. Looking at how the forest shapes––and is shaped by––revolutionary narratives of sexual intimacies, this paper examines the spatial logics of sexual difference and links such logics to the larger contexts of Cold War geopolitics and a socialist formation of political subjecthood.