Magazine for Sexuality and Politics

Issue 02


full of passion

Artists and Portraits and Dogs

Jarrad Alexander Young

The Oxford English Dictionary has at least twenty definitions of the word “art.” Much of our self-expression is lived through our passions. Poetry can help explore the art of relationship and help us learn to love others more by knowing and expressing ourselves better.

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Humour and Melancholy in Photography

Edgar Thomas

The photos of Edgar Thomas were taken in various cities around the world. They are snapshots of his strolling and discovering, sometimes with a good sense of humour, sometimes with a certain melancholy. They express a longing and are often human all too human.

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Fetichised Relationships: Listening to Trans People

Ilana Mountian

Taking up the view on structural transphobia and how this experience affects the subject, it is then relevant to question, what then does the listening to trans people consist of? What are the pre-conceptions and positionalities that are at stake and how do their dynamics function?

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The Ghosts of Prejudice

Nadir Lara Junior

Freud draws our attention to the fact that there are some types of fantasies which become true ghosts (sexism, racism, social prejudice, etc.) and they start to settle in the human psyche. One cannot treat this kind of ghost as if it were inherent in a country's culture.

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The Bourgeois Nuclear Family

Isabelle Herbst

The bourgeois nuclear family is considered to be stuffy. It is not seen as being a place for innovative social relationships. But these clichés obscure the real question: How do we want to live? Or how do we want to live out and experience our own relationships?

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12 Years Later: In Praise of Open Relationships

Oliver Schott

For most people today, romantic love is tantamount to monogamy. However, the ideal of “one true love” which lasts forever has long given way to the sobering reality of serial monogamy. The simple fact that a life may comprise more than one love poses a challenge to our established conception of fidelity. Why must one love end when another one begins?

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The Children of the Alternating Model Generation

Andrea Wurst

Being at home in two places. What most people find difficult to imagine is the everyday life for many children of separated parents. However, along with them, the self-image of families is also beginning to change. Having a look at Berlin-Kreuzberg is quite worthwhile.

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Relationships and Ways of Relating

Werner Köpp

In Werner Köpp's column "Beziehungen und Beziehungsweisen" (Relationships and Ways of Relating), a historical outline is presented in fast motion, ranging from bourgeois love relationships of the 18th/19th century all the way to the present. The changes that were (not) set in motion by the student movement and the women's movement are just as much the subject of reflection as the increasing virtuality in the experience of relationships through the internet.

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