sex, money, and miscellany: talking about what matters

desire

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I think we all get to want. I think wanting is important. More, I think wanting makes reality possible. Because really, if we can’t imagine it, don’t want it, how will we work toward it?

But most of all, I think we all get to want, sexually. Whether we get to get sexually has a lot to do with what we want and our social, cultural, and personal contexts. But wanting? Desiring? I think we get to do that. Even if we’re asexual and what we get to want is to be left the hell alone about it; even if we’re eight or twelve years old and we know that of all things, we’re not ready or willing to do anything but want; even if we’re seventy-five and everyone around us is assuming our desire shriveled up and blew away thirty years ago, even then we get to want.

Wanting, just wanting by itself, carries a fantastic, extraordinary energy. It can change the world. It can change the course of rivers and lives. Desire is the stuff of which creation is made. And every single one of us gets to have it.

By ourselves we are powerful. And together? We can move mountains.

PS: here’s an article from Consensual Text on how to get real consent in the heat of the moment.

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