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« on: January 22, 2011, 05:36:42 PM »

and same-sex sex is anatomically dysfunctional.

No it's not. As for two men, in a strictly monogamous, STD-free context where it is done physically carefully and gently, anal intercourse actually contributes quite a bit to the health of both partners.


ELEVATION

Au-dessus des étangs, au-dessus des vallées,
Des montagnes, des bois, des nuages, des mers,
Par delà le soleil, par delà les éthers,
Par delà les confins des sphères étoilées,

Mon esprit, tu te meus avec agilité,
Et, comme un bon nageur qui se pâme dans l'onde,
Tu sillonnes gaîment l'immensité profonde
Avec une indicible et mâle volupté.

Envole-toi bien loin de ces miasmes morbides,
Va te purifier dans l'air supérieur,
Et bois, comme une pure et divine liqueur,
Le feu clair qui remplit les espaces limpides.

Derrière les ennuis et les vastes chagrins
Qui chargent de leur poids l'existence brumeuse,
Heureux celui qui peut d'une aile vigoureuse
S'élancer vers les champs lumineux et sereins!

Celui dont les pensers, comme des alouettes,
Vers les cieux le matin prennent un libre essor,
--Qui plane sur la vie et comprend sans effort
Le langage des fleurs et des choses muettes!



Link provided by poster: http://fleursdumal.org/poem/102  -PtA
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1 Samuel 25:22 (KJV)
So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 05:40:59 PM »

Baudelaire knows what he's talking about, but I doubt you know.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 05:53:07 PM »

Baudelaire knows what he's talking about, but I doubt you know.

But you do, of course.
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