Erotism: Death & Sensuality Topics for Discussion

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Do you agree with the contention, stated by the author in his Foreword on p. 7? Why or why not?

Discuss the author's re-interpretations of words like "taboo", "transgression", "violence" and "religion". What are the differences between his interpretations and more traditional ones? Which interpretations fit best with your personal experience of what those words mean and how they function in your life?

Do you think it's necessary for rules and boundaries around sexual behavior? If yes, discuss where your sense of these rules comes from, personal experience or some form of what the author might call restrictive teachings (i.e., science, Christianity, society) and why you think they're necessary. If no, discuss how you believe such no-boundaries sexuality can/should function in a society where, as the author points out, such boundaries are pervasive and inescapable.

Consider the quote about the Marquis de Sade...

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