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playing at work
playing at work
I was reading a post by DirtyLiLSecret--[post 71807]--about getting semi-caught jillin' off at work, and I thought, "What a great world, where women do such things." I suppose guys do, too, since I pretty much subscribe to the stereotypic belief that men are more apt to sexual behavior of all sorts.
But I don't think I could. I'd never get any work done!
I know that sexual arousal, like other emotions, is usually portrayed in terms of a hydraulic metaphor: it builds up until it demands release in one form or another, and then, after you come, it subsides. And of course there is some truth to this. Any particular bit of sex follows a kind of narrative line, starting with engagement and moving to increasing arousal, climax, and then calm.
Still, to some extent, at any rate, nothing says "Let's do it again" more than having already done it. If I were to start doing myself at work, I'd be screwed--but not in a good way. I'd end up just doing myself more at work, thinking about doing myself . . . well, you get the idea. Altogether too distracting.
Freud claimed that the development of civilization required the suppression of our instincts. Basically, you can't get the job done if you're fighting and f*cking all the time. And of course the history of work has been toward increased organization (and so, Freud would say, increased suppression). In fact, it has reached the point where organization and productivity are viewed almost as the same thing. And as you all know, increased productivity never means more down time for us working stiffs; instead, it usually means only that our work has become more rigedly organized and that our lives are sucking just a little bit more because of it.
Can we "libidinize" the workplace, as Herbert Marcuse suggested a while back, in Eros and Civilization? Can we free up the workplace not for sex per se but for spontaneity and playfulness? Probably not. It would be great if we could, though it might actually mean that people would be less inclined to hide in the restroom and masturbate, since they wouldn't feel so boxed in to begin with. But it seems unlikely. The organizations--multinational businesses and huge multicultural states--are simply too big and complex.
Fortunately, today is Saturday. So DirtyLiLSecret, in case you're not doing anything--I'll have the shades drawn on my back window, cuz I, too, kinda like to be watched!
8/20/2005 2:23 pm
Well well well, my dear connor ... we have something in common I see!|
Admittedly I have days at work where I get little done, masturbating almost hourly. It's as though I not only need continuous release, but need to know just how far I can go before "getting caught." Sometimes that can be a dangerous thing indeed, but as the moth is drawn to the flame I am unable to resist the urge. One might even say - an obsession.
Thanks for reading my post and writing further on it. I'm honored.
P.S. Move over a little to the center of the window, I can't see you clearly enough from that position.
8/20/2005 5:09 pm
Well, if the workplace was more free there would be more smiles and fewer call offs and customer service would certainly improve! |
;( I have windows on three sides of me where I work. I would certainly have to hide in the bathroom...
Not all who wander are lost.
8/21/2005 11:02 pm
It is a good thing that you have the self awareness to know that you
may over indulge, so it is best not to even start with it.Everything
in moderation. That is why I quit buying Chocodiles.