I have to say that the verb "engulf" has started to make me uncomfortable. To be honest, it has moved past merely non-erotic and is fast approaching nerve-wracking. Like, the image I get when I read it is of octopus arms, pale and purple, writhing and pulling the prey in toward an implacable mouth. And then I say, no, wrong! it's all about flooding and overflowing and that isn't a happy good-touch place either. At least for me.
So maybe, if I asked nicely, you (the generic you) could consider other, less cephalopoidal verbs. Thank you for listening. Eek.