BOB FLANAGAN: SUPERMASOCHIST
[Eroticism - Fetishism - Masochism]
Cultural studies. Bob Flanagan is both a poet and a performance artist. In this volume's deeply confessional interviews, Bob details his sexual practices (including branding, piercing, whipping, bondage, and endurance trials) and his extraordinary relationship with long-term partner and Mistress, photographer Sheree Rose. He tells how frequent near-death encounters modified his concepts of gratification and abstinence, reward and punishment, and intensified his masochistic drive. The most extreme narratives are infused with humor, honesty, and self-reflective irony. The physical pain of his childhood suffering was principally alleviated by masturbation and sexual experimentation, pain and pleasure became inextricably linked, resulting in his lifelong practice of extreme masochism.
ReSearch (2001) 118 p. 21 x 28 cm - In English