Postsexualism (Michel Foucault)

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Postsexualism is understood to mean the French philosopher Michel Foucault's sexual political views[1] influenced by consciously artificial life identities, which is characterized by the escape of the "confessional" structure of sexuality. Postsexual term also refers to a broader effort to exceed the "sexual" and "non-sexual" boundaries in culture - either in theoretical considerations or in social practices.

From a postsexual point of view, the division between "sexual" and "non-sexual" is arbitrary, and it is not possible to measure the authenticity of any kind of interactions between people. Therefore, it is central to the postsexual way of life to escape this division and the associated "confessions", or alternatively to criticize this division, and related social confessional rituals by means of irony or parody.

Postsexual practices[edit]

Postgender Association in Finland sought to express the prevailing sexual classifications by questioning practices, for example by introducing new words such as "tobaccomonogamy" or "partial relationship".[2] Additionally, to seek recognition the Postgender Association spread new concepts, which were intended to call into question the normal and natural sexuality held in the categories and make them sound more artificial and specific perversions. An example of such an internationally widespread reformation is the term queer heterosexual, which means heterosexual preferences of any person with a political queer identity and who perceive their sexual heterosexuality in a spirit of "one of the perversion among many others."

"Homovestism" questions the naturalness of heterosexual normativity. Homovestism refers to a particular sexual preference to same-sex clothing, as opposed to cross-dressing. Homovestite receives special sexual pleasure from clothing and behavior that is considered normative to his "own" gender.

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  1. ^ Foucault, Michel: The History of Sexuality, part 1, French: Histoire de la sexualité, 1: la volonté de savoir
  2. ^ Vainio, Janne (March, 1998). "Seksi on sopimuskysymys". Image.