virus: Re: sex

Ken Pantheists (
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 02:14:37 +0000

Alex wrote:
ObMemetics: Onanism. Masturbation. Strangling the serpent. Choking
the Monkey. Polishing the Skin Pipe. You Get the Idea. How does
that behaviour get broken down memetically? What memes surrounding it
have had major mutations?

Auto erotic asphyxiation.

In an environment of AIDS it is acceptable and even sexy to mutually
masturbate rather than have intercourse.

Actually this could get to be an interesting thread.

Too bad there's no Virus CU-Seeme reflector. ;) (ha ha)

A bit off topic--

My paper on the contemporary gothic lead me into researching fetishism.

I read a number of Skin two issues while reading an essay on the
oppressed/repressed in gothic fiction-- a marxist take on sexualized
power relationships.

The connections were blowing my mind-- I wanted to take it further but
it would have lead to the writing of a book-- and my committe definately
wanted a paper.

This brings me to an idea. Does anyone on this list want to collaborate
on a writing project?

We have a number of interesting thoughts and angles that get started,
but don't get developed. (to a complete text) Could we start posting
articles maybe?

This is a serious proposal. If you have the time and are willing to do a
bit of research for each article-- we could eventually end up with a
significant body of text.

(Besides-- I'd like to have an excuse to explore fetishism ;)

David-- remind me, next time you are in Vancouver to take you and Barb
to the Twilight Zone on Fetish night. Last time my friends went they
came back with stories of people inserting knitting needles through
their face and people on the dance floor stark naked.

  Ken Pantheists