What’s in a picture?
Plenty. This image from Dracula contains multiple elements that draw on the gothic genre …beauty and the beast, the darks’ hunger for the innocent and as yet untouched,that by appropriating the life force of the light , the dark is somehow empowered , sustained.
The suggestion that the Submission of the victim is one of trance, a coparticipation in exploring the pyschic depths, willing and unwilling, what lies veiled under the guise of immobility? What aggressions lie within “sleeping beauty”? to be awoke?
The placement of the hand on the “victim’s” breast, a breast mounded, swollen in excitement, anticipation, yet this knowledge filtered almost dreamlike into the submissive’s consciousness.
The coming bite, the sinking into a number of pyschic feilds of the other, not thru genital penetration, but thru that intimate of power exchanges, throat claiming throat….the power of pyschic domination.
The Domination by mind, not cock.
Dracula is commanding because as a archetypal figure his mixed and merged command of the erotic and the matrix of sadism and masochism..
is based on mind energy..the energies that spill to the supernatural, not merely brute embodied strength.
As such the symbolism of the bite is cerebral as much if not even more so than carnal..
I will penetrate your very dreams.
I will subjugate you thru energy exchange.
Our bond defies the sheerly physical.
The submissive is not all passivity and holly go lightly…to be awakened is a dicy card..sadism and masochism mirror one another as desires, the masochist appropriating the tools of the sadist to break the bonds of self, to
explore aggressive instincts towards both self and other..masochism is POWER. Blood, not procreation , is viral.
This picture suggests all this and more..phallic domination is the least of it, and perhaps this is what appeals to the highbrow in the lovers of goth and Dracula.. penetration is broadened beyond the almighty cock, or even the cock becomes superfluous..
just some musings from the cat..a ash, a footprint, a little tune in the dark, feel free to comment ..