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Intercourse and Philosophy – Going deeper

Though things are certainly changing, the stereotype of the physically detached philosopher has some legitimacy in that he almost proudly neglects his body because he believes it makes a great statement about the strength and masculinity of his mind. You won’t find many philosophical works – at least not among the most historically valued – that include detailed discussions of sexual acts or devote important words and thoughts on why some people become aroused by suffocation (it’s called asphyxophilia).

In On Getting Off: Sex and Philosophy, Damon Young, a philosopher at the University of Melbourne, tries to change that. He looks at every mechanical and vulgar aspect of sex you might think of. not only because of this, but also to answer central questions such as “What makes sex so fun?”, “Why are we captivated by nudity?”. and “What do our sexual fantasies say about us?”