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Saint of Little Deaths

Saint of Little Deaths

La Petit Mort or Little Death means "the brief loss or weakening of consciousness" and refers specifically to the sensation of orgasm as a tiny dying of sorts. More specifically, this term has generally been interpreted to describe the post-orgasmic state of unconsciousness that some people have after having sexual climax.

Some believe it is the short period of melancholy  or transcendence as a result of the expenditure of life force. In my view, something so universal and primal would have a saint to represent it.  Here is my interpretation!

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“At the moment of orgasm you grow wings, defy gravity and your soul slips quietly across the universe like a shooting star.”

Chloe Thurlow

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