Scrolling through a.aaarg.org. Arg, what an abundance of texts. From an interview with Foucault on, ‘Sex, power and the politics of identity’

You even find this between boys and girls when they are dancing on Saturday
night. They are acting out strategic relations. What is interesting is that,
in this heterosexual life, those strategic relations come before sex. It’s
a strategic relation in order to obtain sex. And in S&M those strategic
relations are inside sex, as a convention of pleasure within a particu-
lar situation.
In the one case, the strategic relations are purely social relations, and
it is your social being that is involved; while, in the other case, it is your
body that is involved. And it is this transfer of strategic relations from
the court(ship) to sex that is very interesting.

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