Pleasure, in the world, is not equally distributed.
He said ‘tender’ today/in such a way/I thought/I’d definitely like him saying/dirty things to me
The virtual world allows me to challenge the hold of patriarchy on my ‘effeminate’ body; in a sense, it allows me to evade the policing of desire that my body shares with another, its flows and slippages, the messy and the unkempt. While virtual sex offers a window to revisit the sensual, it is also not immune to limitations and insecurities.
At sixteen, the senior boy I loved, touched me down there and said, this is what boyfriends do, this is what love feels like – uncomfortable.
Emma Krenzer, a 19-year-old student has made waves with her art project, creating a map showing the lasting impact of human touch.