The Antisocial Libido

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Why is there so much wank talk on dissensus? Why don't you freaks make your own thread to talk about it so that the rest of us don't get ambushed by your random spurtings every thread we go in?
Kinda want to do a brief taxonomy here, just to calibrate our understandings.

As I use it, "libido" is largely synonymous with terms like vitality, energy, life force, passion potential, etc. Average all those together, and we have the basic idea.

Perhaps it is best to think of it as an energy potential, energy that remains potential until it is expressed.

I think the default expression is physiological, sexual - but even if we consider that the default expression, that doesn't mean it has a monopoly of such energy potential. It can also be expressed through violence, poesis/poetry, athletics, animalistic screaming, etc.

Are all of these expressions social?

Sexual is social, sexual is physiological. Not all social expression of libido is sexual (heated arguments), not all sexual expression of libido is social (masturbation), and not all physiological expression is sexual (kinetic violence)

Depending on how we set the parameters for "physiological", perhaps we can conclude that not all social expression is physiological (think digital communication - would you consider that physiological? At what point do the parameters of "physiological" become so broad as to be useless?)

Poesis/poetry (as artistic creation most broadly) is a social expression of libido in so far as poetry necessarily presupposes a reader, thus making the poetic act a roundabout social one. If one is able to create without presupposing a reader/viewer, if one is able to transmit without expecting to be received, what do we make of that?

Or if one's social instincts can be calibrated beyond other humans, beyond even other organisms, deterritorializing the socios such that one is effectively addressing the cosmos as a body without organs - can that let one reach heights inaccessible to the conventional social expression?

In that sense, it may as well be called the postsocial libido. Which would necessarily be a postsexual libido, no? As I've said, wanking doesn;t cut it. It equates to the expenditure of only a fraction of the budget available.

Also the thread now officially allocated for Wank Theory. Two birds with one stone.

But the major point is that libido, as passion/energy potential, is not necessarily reducible to sexual expression, social or otherwise.
 

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If we think about this from a position of evolutionary biology and physiological function and necessity, libido becomes something of a spandrel once artificial (which is to say nature-via-human-willed, rather than merely nature-willed, so to speak) means of reproduction become viable. Do we have any such means that would render the libido spandrelesque? Have we been able to fabricate sperms or eggs without the sexual participation of a human subject?
 

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Is the abstract expression of libido guided by fantasy? The internal and simulated promise of reward, allowing the build up of such energies?

Does the so-called "reality principle" refer to the perceived shared reality that must be reckoned with in order to achieve fulfillment? If not for such a constraint, the subject would be coerced into reckoning with some supposedly accurate reality, and would be left to drift through their own reality, which I gather is what psychosis refers to. Of course, as far as I can tell, there can be neurochemical predispositions that preclude any such reckoning with the supposedly accurate reality, the shared reality.
 

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Dolls.

With holes.

You look at it, this abstracted partner, lubed, compliant, complicit and you fuck it to death, cuz, hey, they’re replaceable.
 
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Dolls.

With holes.

You look at it, this abstracted partner, lubed, compliant, complicit and you fuck it to death, cuz, hey, they’re replaceable.
Yeah true, so theres an example of physiological and sexual expression that isn;t social. Although, from a sensory-organism's perspective, if it prompts the right reactions it might as well be it, no? I mean obviously its not social in reality, but think about how those phantom limb experiments prompted sensations that were disconnected from reality, yet largely if not entirely indistinguishable from sensations that were connected to reality.
 

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Like poetry. Or other expressions that aren;t physiologically empirical, that do not have a phenomenology. Although strictly speaking we can have a phenomenology of something like poetry, I'd imagine. Maybe certain brain scanning techniques.
 

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What you're talking about, presumably, are moon shots. Build pressure to create force at the point of release. Gush!
 

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Think about how the average person would interpret the libidinal swelling of certain vanguard poetic types. It likely wouldn;t make any sense, from a perspective that looks only for physiological expression of libido.
 

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But generally speaking a way to operate at a higher pitch. Basically a system of libido management that allows for superhuman functioning
 

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But generally speaking a way to operate at a higher pitch. Basically a system of libido management that allows for superhuman functioning
Yeah this is, in large part, the project at hand. Figuring this out would enable other projects of higher magnitudes, seeing as we are limited by how much effort we can put into things.
 

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Another point for the would-be avant-garde and incel overlap, no? A culture that has managed to stitch into its dogma involuntary celibacy? Man, hopefully we'll live long enough for some future anthropologists to have a field day with the incel.

Full disclosure, as much as I can relate to them (minus any penchant for misogyny or terrorism), they still greatly frighten me - perhaps because of the portion of my potential-tree that leads me, or would have led me, down those roads. Related to my fear/reluctance of memes.

I can't say I have a troubled mind, as the end of the day. At least not at all compared to how troubled minds can get.

How can you "retain the semen" for long enough to establish a forceful enough current, without managing to damage the channels that house/guide it? Forceful enough for what? To express the cosmic?






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The mechanism is the same. It's not a metaphor exactly. It's a homology. It's libidinal energy etc. It's the Exquisite Science.




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