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Book cover for Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose
I’m blindfolded and lying on an antique gynecological exam table, my feet corralled in the menacing chill of wrought-iron stirrups. I’m tied down to the table at the neck and under my breasts. Straining against these ropes makes me feel ...more
Alain de Botton
“Few in this world are ever simply nasty; those who hurt us are themselves in pain. The appropriate response is hence never cynicism nor aggression but, at the rare moments one can manage it, always love.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love
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Hector Garcia Puigcerver
“The happiest people are not the ones who achieve the most. They are the ones who spend more time than others in a state of flow.”
Hector Garcia Puigcerver, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

“Some say that it was hard to keep going while annihilation crept around the doorstep. But not you. You found it easier to soak yourself in the balm of denial and continue the machinations of what life has always been for you: chopping wood, fetching water, making soup, making babies, losing sleep, starting fires, complaining, getting drunk, normal human shit.”
Leigh Cowart, Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose

S. Bear Bergman
“And at the risk of answering the same question the same way over and over: it’s not a fucking binary. It would be easier for a lot of people if it were, but it just bloody well ain’t, and nothing any of us does can make it that way. Please take a deep breath. Or,”
S. Bear Bergman, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Clementine Morrigan
“Queer femme4femme desire is a balance of being careful and being daring. We take our time. We laugh about how we both lean towards being bottoms and subs. We laugh at ourselves for saying we are switches. We pretend to be tops and argue about who is going to carry whose bag. Let me get that. No, let me get that.”
Clementine Morrigan, Fucking Girls

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