Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Pornosophy: Sex or Love?

Does sex have anything to do with love or love with sex? The Kama Sutra is a manual of positions. Is love conversely devoid of sex? At the least it’s extraneous to the experience. The person you have powerful feelings for may not be the one with whom you feel comfortable experimenting. For instance, will someone who loves you also feel comfortable placing you in shackles? In this age of sexual permissiveness, love and sex exist in a schizoid ether, in which one becomes a different person in each respective modality. Is sex the pleasure and love the agony. Love is work, but sex is play. You may not want to include something as serious as passion into your play, unless of  course you’re performing a medieval passion play reenacting Christ's suffering. Love is usually considered exclusive while sex can more easily be enjoyed with many partners a la Schnizler’s Traumnovelle, which was the inspiration for Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and which features a scene in a sex club). Dominique Strauss-Kahn had many lovers some of whom he purportedly cavorted around with at a Parisian swingers club called Les Chandelles, but was he capable of love? Ask his former wife the heiress and television producer, Anne Sinclair?

read "Pornosophy: Sexcession" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Modern Love" by David Bowie

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