“Jouissance: The Gash of Bliss” – Kathryn Bond Stockton
If per chance it didn’t exist, queers would invent it. Along with irony, bliss is a quintessential queer accouterment. It’s hedonistic and wedded to pain. It’s clearly buoyant, yet it is dark. [….] It’s the perversion everyone shares, no one knows, and, with its shadows and tied to loss, society denies in favor of “pleasure.” (102)
Giffney, Noreen , and Eve Watson, eds. Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory. Earth: Punctum , 2017. e-Book.
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