Today we present the first part of our discussion of the polemic “Hatred of Sex”, exploring how our hatred of sex (like hatred of democracy!) is endemic to the structure of sex itself, and exists in the “open minded” and “sex-positive” just as within the Puritanical and conservative. As a psychoanalytic companion to Bataille’s erotocism, we look how we hate sex because it challenges the walls we build and the flags we plant—amongst all this hatred, what does it mean to insist that sex is still of the utmost importance, to find pleasure in being undone, and to locate meaning in the uniquely singular messiness of our embodied experiences?
"Hatred of Sex" by Oliver Davis and Tim Dean
"Hatred of Democracy" by Jacques Rancière
"Risking sexuality beyond consent: overwhelm and traumatisms that incite" by Avgi Saketopoulou
"Erotism: Death and Sensuality" by Georges Bataille
Intro song is "Bless You" by the Ink Spots
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