[warning: major yuk factor involved] There’s a bit of a kerfuffle in Germany over copulating corpses.
You read that right. It’s that crazy plasticized-cadavers-on-display business you may have heard about, which is already gross and disturbing enough. Now the promoter is pushing the envelope even further:
Pictures of the couple in the Cycle Of Life exhibition show a skinless man lying on his back with a woman sitting on him with her back towards his head.
Where to begin?
Part of me (the cynical and jaded part) wonders why the guy had to be so bourgeois. Why didn’t he go for some serious same-sex incestuous polygamist action? Man and woman having sex. How horrendously heteronormative. (Can we file a human-rights complaint?)
Another part of me (the only slightly cynical and jaded part) shrugs, thinking: “Well, you live in a culture that aggressively insists sex is a sterile activity that need not involve commitment or anything related to baby-making, at least those two look the part.”
Then the other part of me (the non-cynical third) wonders whether I should just give up and join the Amish. It’s dashed tempting.by