On making your own I

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On making your own II: writing

Over the next few days I’ll be posting a series of short essays urging people to their own Promethean acts, suggesting that they take a more active hand in creating their own erotica.  What could be more mad science than that?  Although of course the concept has rather ancient roots.

(Image of Pygmalion and Galatea by Himiko, found here.)

This sequence will be called “On making your own.”  I’ll try to share two things here:  One is a little bit about my (limited) experience in making my own, as a writer, commissioner of bespoke art, and miner of fetish fuel, in hopes that these might be either inspirational or useful to others.  The other will be to try to provide a bit of philosophical underpinning for the process of making your own, explaining why it’s such a good thing not just for you but for the rest of the world to bring your erotic fantasies to some kind of life.

It may seem strange for me to go out and encourage other people to become my competition, but I think that there are real cultural, technological, and personal advantages to having as many people as possible making their own.  Bear with me:  I hope this will all be clearer over the next few days.