Between platonic love and internet pornography

Staehler, Tanja and Kozin, Alexander (2017) Between platonic love and internet pornography. Sexuality and Culture, 2 (21). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1095-5143

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The article sets out to show how an holistic approach in matters of sexuality is always more helpful than one-sided approaches. On the issue of internet pornography, the authors suggest that the recent anti-masturbation online movement ‘no fapping’ is based on wrong conclusions from insufficient evidence. We suggest that a holistic approach is called for, with emphasis on the embodied human. Abstinence or what is understood by ‘Platonic love’ is not a solution, according to Plato himself. From a phenomenological perspective, we suggest owning up to our strange bodies and habitualising sexual activity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Platonic love; love; internet pornography
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Literature and Philosophy
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Depositing User: Tanja Staehler
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 08:11

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