In my newsletter this week, I’ve been writing about how my thoughts on the flexibility of jouissance. This morning I read the following, which is a good description of how there are many different forms of jouissance.
You can enjoy following the rules, or breaking them; fighting with others more than before or getting along; bonding despite physical distance or isolating yourself to indulge in solitary pleasures. If a certain number of “non-essential” businesses closed, online sales exploded in sectors related to a way of dealing with this excess of jouissance in the body, which must be urgently accommodated! 1
The text above also has me thinking about how the terms jouissance , desire, pleasure, and satisfaction, all go together… are these different signifiers “Eskimo words for snow”? Are they different signifiers to tell different forms of jouissance apart?