Posts tagged “the human body”

  1. "Keep your...keep your dick warm while I'm gone, then."

    "Best of luck with your whole genitals."

    "I have more fingers than orifices. That's true for both of us. For all of us, humanly speaking, when it comes to being embodied. More fingers than orifices."

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  2. Parts one and two. "The latter inserted fluid into the former; some of which was absorbed into the softer tissues and membranes, the remainder left to seep back into the open air." "One of them allowed a set of fingers, nails and all, to enter its most vulnerable hollow." "The integrity of both cavities was breached." "The larger of the two thoroughly excavated the other."…

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  3. Part One here. "Certain damp crevices were of great interest to them; other damp crevices were carefully avoided. There appeared to be little logic behind the distinction, but there it was all the same." "Hands that had very recently been used to pet a cat were now inserted inside another human being's vulnerabilities." "Although both parties were close enough to one another to be heard using only a very quiet voice, they both insisted…

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  4. This post was brought to you by A Reader. The Toast's previous coverage of trans* issues can be found here. Most recently: Being Visible Online.

    I am not the kind of trans person who has conflicting feelings on the subject of her penis. In fact, it would be fair to say I have a very clear concept of how I feel about my penis, free of uncertainty or doubt - I hate…

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  5. The Creation of the Human Neck  "...And to finish, let's just put this hollow, damp, easily-infected tube right there, in the middle of the neck. That should do it." "Just one?" "Just the one." "For breathing and for eating, both?" "Yep. Two functions for the price of one." "Isn't that dangerous?" "Oh, almost certainly." "What if you accidentally used it for one function when you meant to use it for the other?" "Oh, something terrible…

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  6. Your feet. You used to be so fast. God, you were fast. Remember that? And it felt like nothing, how fast you were. You'd run anywhere. Well, that's gone now. Your hands. The first time the two of you held hands--the first time that anyone, ever, had tried to hold your hand, the first time anyone had expressed the slightest bit of interest in what your hands might feel like--it was like every one of…

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