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Free Yourself, Don’t Wait to Be Freed

How are the engraved images of male-to-male oral sex (simulated or actual?) related to self-annihilation?  Examine the two images below in the context of the second book’s conclusion (pages 200-3) The simulated (or actual) act of oral sex (or masturbation) relates to self-annihilation in the sense that one is freeing themselves from slavery. What brought […] Continue reading

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Love Yourself: Masturbation in “Milton”

Upholding Urizenic reasoning, or Negations, is what keeps contraries as distinct entities rather than parts of a whole. It is because we divide contraries along the the lines of reason that they are seen as separate. As a result,  only by breaking the “mind-forged manacles” of Negation can a body be fulfilled in all sensations […] Continue reading

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Masturbation or Oral Sex?

    In both of the images above, the “two” men engaging in oral sex have very distinct and extremely similar features of one another. After reading the footnote I have come with two solutions that these men are Urizen and Los or it is one man pictured twice. I follow up with the second […] Continue reading

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2 in 1

Sex is just a biological function that occur in nature, but for humans, sex has become a form of self-expression and the biggest aspect of one’s identity. A person’s virginity then becomes a person’s most valuable possession. To give up one’s virginity to another person is not perceived as self-annihilation, but giving it up to […] Continue reading

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Urizen weeps because he can’t bear to touch himself

Milton wants to celebrate self-love through the journey of sexual liberation, breaking away from the Urizen state of mind that “dares to mock with the aspersion of Madness/Cast on the Inspired, by the tame high finisher of paltry Blots” (202). The madness of course being the image offered through plate 47: two men–one enjoys the […] Continue reading

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