Kajira in Second Life and some thoughts on the "I"

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I found this EXCELLENT blog post today in New World Notes titled Night Moves: Why Would a Real Life Woman Want to Be a Second Life Slave? 3 Reasons From 3 Gorean Women. It’s based on interviews taken by Nightflower, who writes on love and relationships in . . . →

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The dominant paradigm (BDSM pun intended)

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I’m reading this lovely book on sadomasochism and I just can’t get over the discussion on whether SM is pathological (Kleinplatz & Moser).

How did this idea permeate science?

To some, even the question must seem absurd. It is already a foregone conclusion. Sexual sadism and sexual masochism have . . . →

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The sexual aspect of surgery?

“Surgical intervention has a sexual aspect as well. Ultimately it can be an expression of hope – the next doctor, the next diagnosis, the next operation, will bring salvation.” [1]

The possibility of viewing surgery as a sexual act seems somewhat disconcerting, especially, I must admit, to me. But to understand the idea one needs . . . →

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Desire as determined by pop culture?

For Featherstone this is “a world in which individuals are made to become emotionally vulnerable, constantly monitoring themselves for bodily imperfections which could no longer be regarded as natural.” [Mike Featherstone, ‘The Body in Consumer Culture’, in Mike Featherstone, Mike Hepworth, Bryan S. Turner, eds., The Body – Social Process and Cultural Theory (London: Sage, . . . →

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The desiring body

I am cornered. (I started with the intention of writing “I am concerned” but my fingers typed “cornered” and it sounds just about right.)

I am contemplating the desiring body and I need to use two examples. I am between Middlesex (Eugenides) and The Well of Loneliness (Radclyffe Hall) OR Wings of Desire (Wenders) and . . . →

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