5 of 8 – Snippetts of Eros – Fear of Love and “Infect” Mythologies

Dear Earthlings:
The year of wonders is what 2012 is supposed to be.  Yours truly offers snippets of her favorite books.  All on yesterday’s forbidden themes.  Let’s see if their mysteries are revealed.
Eros is a story that staved the loneliness of her first years in the Caribbean, when she was missing her former Matrias,  California and Italy.
What is AIDS?  What mythologies have been created around this epidemic?  How have they contributed to the criminalization of love?  To the impoverishment of nations?  How can the world be cured of this fear?  What does authentic science say?  And to what interests has institutionalized science prostituted itself?  These questions are on the agenda today, as the ecosexual movement reinvents natural ways to love.  Isn’t that a win-win?  A world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live.
Here are yours truly’s reflections back in 2007.  Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves, has the full story.
Eros Cover“We didn’t know exactly what to be afraid of.  I remember once at an overseas conference in West Berlin, the typical place where one would for sure get laid, having played the game as usual, and having found the right guy to take to my bedroom.  And then, the paralysis: was kissing okay? How do you get your juices going if you can’t even touch the other person?  Yes, our condoms were ready, but how do you get there when bodily fluids can’t be exchanged?  It was the first time that I felt powerless in the game of sex.  I compared myself to those people who are rendered frigid by religious upbringing or repressive education.  The paralysis ended in a nonevent, which threw me in one of the worst hypoglycemia crises I ever had” (36).The narrative continues as Gaia becomes an expert safer-sex educator and eventually a convinced AIDS Dissenter.  Oh blessed be!

Dear Earthlings:

Education is the heart of democracy.  And that includes education to love.  It comes in many forms.  Including learning about Eros and journeys of multiple loves.


Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves was a Lambda Finalist in 2007.  It is now being considered for translation in to Spanish by a press in Madrid.  Access to this memoir would be a great gift to Spanish speakers across the globe.  If you agree, leave a comment and we will let the publisher know.  Gracias!  

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Come back!  And stay tuned for more wonders.


Namaste,
 
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD
Gilf Gaia Extraordinaire
Author of Gaia, Eros, and many other books about love
Professor of Humanities

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

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serenagaia • March 6, 2012


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