"Just Say No"
One hour to madness and joy!
O furious! O confine me not!
(What is this that frees me so in storms?
What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds mean?
O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other man!
O savage and tender achings!
...O to be yielded to you, whoever you are, and you to be yielded to me, in defiance of the world!
O to return to Paradise! O bashful and feminine!
O to draw you to me - to plant on you for the first time the lips of a determin'd man!"
- Walt Whitman, from "One Hour to Madness and Joy"
"More often than not, barriers in the form of various resistances to a lover are placed within the sex act itself. Choroti women spit in a lover's face during coitus. Apinaye women bit off bits of man's eyebrows, loudly spitting them aside; Ponapean men do the same to their female partners, pulling their eyebrows out by the roots. Trukese women poke their fingers into a man's ears. Trobriand Islanders, who are particularly nonrestrictive in permitting sexual liaisons, bite each other on the cheek and lips till blood flows, snap the nose and chin, tear each other's hair, and otherwise lacerate their lovers."
- C. A. Tripp, The Homosexual Matrix (1975)
TITLE - "Just Say No"
WHERE - Pompidou Center, 2:00 a.m., Paris, France (2015)