Soaked in Semen and Blood: Gay Men and the Queering of Metaformic Conscisouness →

Gay anal sex is pure pleasure, bleeding as “shakti” [12] (not trauma) and creativity without a biological goal – simply magic and ritual. Anal bleeding from gay sex fits neatly into Grahn’s metaformic concept of a parallel ritual to menstruation. It is trickster in intent and wildly steeped in male separation from the mother. If we take the work of radical anthropologist Chris Knight seriously, we might imagine the males of a tribe - 300,000 years ago - during the period of the new moon out on a hunt engaging in body painting, piercing ritual and intercourse with each other to produce bleeding from the anus during a “no meat, no sex… sex-strike.”