So, I’m stuck. After our recent conversation I feel the need to assign a predicate to sex. Trouble is I’m not sure I can. It’s simply not satisfying to say “sex is construct.” Nor, is it wholly accurate to say “sex is biology.” Sure, I can say “sex is complicated,” but that does nothing more than describe my quandary. The fact that a predicate for sex is as slippery as it is makes me wonder, just “who” is having sex?
Am I a capitalist in the bedroom? Consuming a product? Becoming a product? In which case, is my intercourse cascading into the simulacrum of the pornographic? Or, am I the triune layity of ego, superego, and id? Am I a kid playing playing games? An adult creating? A creature? An American? A caucasian male?
I know that these abstactions functions to estrange us from sex, but that’s just the symptom of a larger problem. One that can’t be solved without parsing the lack of a clear predicate.
And maybe that’s the problem. I don’t have sex any more. They do. Maybe it’s the fragmenting of the subject that makes the predicate so difficult. Maybe when my predicate flows easier (I am…), other predicates follow suit.
Does unity (or, perhaps better said, a lack of fracture) within the subject save us from estrangment?