top of page
  • michaelstokes6

Substantiation: substances and chem-sex

People have been taking all sorts of things for 1000’s of years: tonics, potions, hallucinogens, hypnotics, stimulants, alcohol, pills, vapours and smoke. Orgies, festivals, parties and happenings have also been around since forever.

Temporary and sometimes permanent ways to loose yourself, to go out of your mind, to relieve some pain, to escape and to simply have a good time are aims that include greater or lesser excess, pain and enjoyment, even during sex, and even during sex with yourself.

Nothing particularly new, we could say, but some current preoccupation with other peoples sex lives might be. The level of intrigue is probably more interesting than the topic.

Psychoanalysis is not concerned with a professionalisation of life and even worse a regulation of peoples sex lives. Enjoyment and suffering may be articulated in psychoanalysis, but only if you want to.


Recent Posts

See All

Fees: They Too Are For Goods And Services

The fees of psychoanalysis, even if they are low, are agreed by the analyst, after all it is their clinic. Fees can be renegotiated if the analyst thinks it would support the analysis, but they are al

Some Notes, Considering The Clinic

The analyst will generally appoint a supervisor, or more, when there is some interest in the supervisor’s work. After all, to appoint a supervisor is in itself an acknowledgement that the analyst does

It’s A Re(a)d Flag! Semaphore And Ascription

It’s a re(a)d flag! After all, semaphore cannot be anything else. Perhaps it is because of this that psychoanalysis doesn’t interpret by re(a)d flags, nor other images like the tarot or astrology. But


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page