“Erotic Reality and Everyday Reality”
offers a transition of transformation of a reality which is different from everyday reality, which is
Erotic reality; altered state
Davis: Altered state of consciousness.
Martin Heidegger: “being in time”
dosine: term for the human being.
Erving Goffman; frames analyses, ongoing activity that falls in certain boarders; example taking a
bath, walking a dog, planting garden. Each situations may be different but they are all basically a
token of one type of experiences its type of experience distinguishes between other types of token.
Didn’t frame sexual experiences either, features characteristics which make sex unique… why
bother? He says because you do tend to experience the world quite differently when you are
sexually aroused and moved through the various sexual activities.
Sex is a reality generating activity what kind of reality can sex generate? It is bestowed
Example; a mountain can be seen different from a climber who wants to climb it or an artist who
wants to sketch the views are altered but the mountain is still the same.
First there is reality which is viewed in everyday, everyday reality, and there is reality which is
viewed from an erotic consciousness.
Two different realities, it is inherently coherent, different words. Compare Jews, Christian’s…
Since two worlds are so different from each other we experience a transitional shock when we
move between them because while the 2 spheres are intentionally coherent, two spheres
themselves are inharmonious with each other.
Davis calls each of these worlds a different reality.
hearing a dirty world causes a shock (f word) Some words can arouse people even transition
them into erotic reality.
Some acts can be seen as objectively sexual meaning of the action turns out to be subjective,
imposed or stamped on the activity (Breast exam)
Sexual meanings comes from our o