Chapter published in:Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression
Anne Storch and Nico Nassenstein
[Culture and Language Use 22] 2020
► pp. 2–17
In this chapter, we introduce the concept of Metasex: the discursive dimensions of sex and lust, the interaction of word, text and image, and the power of substances and bodies. It highlights the relevance of the trivial and the banal for the construction of inequality, but also of sovereignty. Furthermore, it is about porn consumerism and its languages and signs. It argues for a perspective on sexting as a practice deeply rooted in enduring colonial and imperial formations.