Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Tour Continues With Spectral Sexuality...

Welcome back to another day for the Be My Valentine Blog Tour! Tomorrow's that wonderful (or dreaded) day all about love and stuff. But here, I've decided to once more focus on the act, rather than the emotional attachment involved. Specifically, sex and the afterlife.

A lot of people wonder if there is lust still after death and I've read just about every opinion on the matter that you can imagine. Some from psychics and "experts" saying adamantly that no, there is nothing of the sort in the spirit world. We "transcend" these "bodily desires" in some form of enlightened nirvana, according to the vocal majority. But I find that very difficult to believe. There are ghosts of murderers and victims of crimes still holding on to their grief and emotions in almost every ghost story you find. Ghosts don't seem to be leaving ANYTHING behind, especially feelings and emotions. Is it really so realistic to think that sex drive is fully attached to the physical body?

And then, we have the obvious examples that sex and death can overlap: incubi and succubi. Both of these spirits are said too attack women and men, respectively, and though the incubus is often male and succubus is often female, there are some possibilities of overlap with same-sex relations. As I mentioned in Queer Hauntings, a possible incubus in Zanzibar--known as Popobawa--is male and seems to have an affinity toward male victims (as depicted in the picture below). Then there are other cases of people reporting rapes involving ghosts and spirits, and even some apparitions with very sexual behaviors. From pinching lesbian ghosts to spectral male trouser enthusiasts to a Midwest haunt where the ghost seems to sport an erection, it doesn't seem very likely that the afterlife lacks the pursuit of physical pleasure.

And on that lurid not, let's bring on a bit more interesting eye candy:





11 comments:

Patsy said...

What an interesting post. I have to admit, I have never thought about sex after death. But, thinking about it, why wouldn't it be feasable. Spirits feel other emotions, so they must feel lust, too.
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s7anna said...

very unusual and cool pics.

Jeanne Barrack said...

These are great, Ken
Love the pix!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Oh man that blue guy would totally freak me out if I saw him in person!

Maria said...

Very interesting post and interesting pictures. Have to say haven't thought about sex after death.

Gabrielle Lee said...

Loved the post. Very interesting information.

Gabrielle

Savanna Kougar said...

Ken, I have often thought about sex or passion in the afterlife. Though, I haven't thought about it in terms of ghosts, since they're still here, in a way, instead of on the Other Side. So, I figure they could be obsessed with carnality.

Still, since folks seem to have a body on the Other Side, why not? I mean would your feelings and desires change that much simply because you've moved on?

Amy S. said...

Great post!

Jen said...

the floating guy is wild! Thanks for the pics.

JenR.

SiNn said...

interesting post i never knew about succubi and incubi and how sex and after life now ill bethinking about it more great post

Babyblue22 said...

Sex after life?? Well that just opens up all kinds of possibilities!!
Thanks for the different view on love and sex!
~Afshan