Posted By Jeff on January 24, 2009
Thank you Regina Lynn, for pointing me toward Franklin Veaux’s Map of the Lands of Human Sexuality,which serves to remind me of just how many sexual places I probably will never go. There are fetishes I had never heard of. (“Wartenberg Wheels“?) There are fetishes I didn’t know were fetishes (Human Furniture?) And, of course, there are all the fetishes that I’m simply not into. Fortunately, the SMC and I match up pretty well.
Nowhere on the map is my fantasy about making love, mostly unnoticed, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower at dusk … on my own map, I’d need a much bigger area just to describe all the interesting places in which I’d like to have sex. Veaux’s map offers one way to map one’s sexual practices … in a way, putting those digital pins in place is creating an overlay for one’s sexual network. But my guess is that … well, it doesn’t scale to the general population. The Land of Mundania probably would need to be a lot bigger, the Straits of Fear, wider …
Hmmm, a project for some other day.
Clicky-click on the map below (or “more” and then the map if you’re on the front page) if you want to see where I pushed the pins in … I can’t say for sure that I got everything or if it’s truly representative, but it was fun to do. If you put up your own map somewhere, please comment with a link … we can all compare and contrast.