Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekly Quote: Pink Elephants & Arousal as Truth

" What I perceived was the Pink Elephant of the pornography discussion: what turns you on might not match your artistic values, your romantic choices in real life, your political views, but it is just as much a part of you, just as real and substantial, as any other aspect. It's not a defect or a weakness, it's your intuitive ability to take all that's unbearable and crazy and unspeakable about life and turn it into juice- eroticism. Don't you dare go around with your nose in the air pretending that anybody's fantasies are low-class or despicable, because without that juice you wouldn't be alive, wouldn't be able to discriminate; you'd be a stranger both to your capacities and your limits."

- Susie Bright, from her 1997 book The Sexual State of the Union, from the chapter entitled Aroused

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