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A devoted wink to our lovely contributors who reveal their inspirations and seductive anecdotes

Nathalie Hartjes

“Then, will all these pulses that zap through us with desire, sex, love, heartbreak, invisible as they may seem, forever change our circuitry?”

Álvaro Enrigue

“To feel pleasure is to trade the body for bodily sensation”

Miet Warlop

“...the men I’ve loved have mostly been people who can carry me off to ‘somewhere’ else...”

Kenneth Anger

“Basically sex is just one of the things I’m interested in.”

Veronique Branquinho

“I love watching people. It’s a great pastime, and I just cannot help myself doing this.”

Tianzhuo Chen

“...There is no judgement in my work, it presents a chaos, which is sexual and provocative and one we all need to go through...”

Lisandro Alonso

“Simple questions are also complex: What do we need to be happy? How do we communicate with each other?”

Mary Reid Kelley

“There's a great pleasure in doing things in secret.”

Nicolás Llano Linares

“...São Paulo is a transgressive entity that holds multiple cities under one name; a cultural site of complex and ever changing dynamics between hidden desires and public manifestations of sexuality...”

Rebecca Solnit

“...sensuality can be everywhere and anywhere, in all the pleasures of the body, including the rhythms of walking...”

Prince Terrence

“...Oh yeah. At this point, I’ve developed a pretty good idea of what affects people...”

Eddie Peake

“...We couldn't afford to rent a studio, or buy expensive materials. What I do have is a body to use freely...”

Catherine Breillat

“I have to desire him. I have to like him; I have to want him in order for it to come across in the film. With this character, I was absolutely overwhelmed by him and constantly surprised by him...”

Viviane De Muynck

“People would come up and touch me without saying anything.”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

Charles Usher

“Like so much else of Seoul's sexuality, though, to see it you have to know when and where to look.”

Katherine Cooper

“You can see, hear, smell another person and still maintain a relative distance, but to taste somebody you must get up close and personal.”
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