January 28, 2020

Sex is now a conceptual act, it’s probably only in terms of the perversions that we can make contact with each other at all.

J. G. Ballard
The Atrocity Exhibition

where the garment gapes

November 18, 2018

Is not the most erotic portion of a body where the garment gapes? In perversion (which is the realm of textual pleasure) there are no “erogenous zones” (a foolish expression, besides); it is intermittence, as psychoanalysis has so rightly stated, which is erotic: the intermittence of skin flashing between two articles of clothing (trousers and sweater), between two edges (the open-necked shirt, the glove and the sleeve); it is this flash itself which seduces, or rather: the staging of an appearance-as-disappearance.

Roland Barthes
The Pleasure of the Text

good writer

November 6, 2018

You want to be a good writer? Then pick subjects people don’t want to hear about. Fuck decorum. Insist on showing sickness, perversion, anguish and squalor. Tell them about death and oblivion. Show them jealousy, indifference, frustration and the absence of love. Be abject, and you’ll be true. Follow the pack and you’ll be just another tired hack –

normal sex instinct

December 10, 2016


It is a terrible error to let any natural impulse, physical or mental, stagnate. Crush it out, if you will, and be done with it; or fulfill it, and get it out of the system; but do not allow it to remain there and putrefy. The suppression of the normal sex instinct, for example, is responsible for a thousand ills. In Puritan countries one inevitably finds a morbid preoccupation with sex coupled with every form of perversion and degeneracy.

Aleister Crowley

Essential reading…

May 12, 2015