Did the Earth Move?

Inevitable cliché used after characters
kiss/make out/have sex during an explosion,
earthquake, or similar event.

The phrase comes from Ernest Hemingway’s
For Whom the Bell Tolls, when the hero
and his lover are describing the intensity
of the sexual pleasure they had.

Did the Earth Move for Dinosaurs?

To get clues to dinosaur sexual behaviour, biologists
look at how our current largest land animals
– elephants, rhinoceroses and giraffes – have sex.

In all cases the male mounts the female from the rear.
The female bears the weight and the sex act is carried
out very quickly, probably to minimise the weight-bearing
and general awkwardness of the whole procedure.

In the case of elephants, the process is facilitated
by the fact that the elephant has a very small tail.

Your first sexual encounter shapes your love
life forever, So did the earth move for you?

Explore Her Body from tsurufoto. on Vimeo.

Can Orgasms Change the World?

Did you have sex this morning? Did the earth move?
Were you overwhelmed by waves of ecstasy and
did you scream, shudder or sob?

But, most importantly, did you consider, while
you were shuddering in the throes of orgasm,
that you might be performing a revolutionary act?

The radical psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, in his provocative
work The Function of the Orgasm, argued that sexual satisfaction
is fundamental not only to individual health but also to true democracy.

Freud came to believe that sexual repression was
an inherent part of the human condition.

Reich saw it as an ill that can and must
be conquered. And the force that prevented
and suppressed human sexual joy was capitalism.

Capitalism, he believed, enslaved all of us
to the point where we work such long hours
and in such pressurised conditions that we’ve
become separated from our true nature.

Separated from libido, lust and passion.
If we could only rediscover the joys of
orgasm we’d have the impetus to throw
off our chains and demand revolution.