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Jouissance is flexible

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

On another note

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?

  1. Florencia F.C. Shanahan, Structural Discord, posted May 6th 2020, posted at 10:47am.

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