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

Mary Reid Kelley

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

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.”

Atelier Bow-Wow

“...the intangible allows us to share with others. It is exactly that sharing, that to Yoshi and me can become erotic...”

Ari Versluis

“...our bodies are no longer straightjackets we have to adjust to. It's the other way around...”

Carlos Reygadas

“This is true for sex. For me, personally, there’s no more spiritual way of expressing love than through a sexual act.”

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?”

Mircea Cartarescu

“Nocturnal Bucharest filled my window, pouring inside and reaching into my body.”

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...”

Nicolas Provost

“What I see is a beautiful dark world. For me the most intense experiences are when the difference between dream and nightmare becomes very small.”

Jonah Goodman

“Scent is the sexiest sense. The ghost that strings the air between two strangers and pulls them in for a kiss. Scent is the sense that runs without the mind - that slides mindless, raw, primal, relentless.”

Ira Sachs

“...All my films were stories of deceit, a subject that I found extremely compelling...”
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