Can one have more intense or different sexual experiences in certain places, rather than others - including those in our everyday life? This question seems surprising at first as it implies humanization how can weascribe anerotic character to a place, siteor tourist destination? Yet the many examples of places chosen by tourists for their erotic excitement allows us to ask the question in this way. It is also about understanding the processes by which this erotic imaginary was produced and what effect in turn it has on the fantasized place. These questions arealso historical becausethe eroticism of places comes out of a construction which follows its own rhythm that fits in a sometimes-changing context and an particular chronology, which has a beginning and sometimes an end. They are also sociological and political because they are concerned with social relationships and the power dynamics between partners between tourists and locals, between tourists and other tourists, and between locals in a touristified place but also between places the places of their daily lives and of the tourist destination.
Every few years an essay appears that treats the question of sexual harassment in the academy as an occasion to muse on the murky boundaries of teaching and sex. While a staple of the genre is the self-serving apologia for an older male harasser, the authors are not always old or male. And though some defend sex between students and professors, many do not. These latter writers have something finer, more Greek, in mind. They seek not a congress of bodies but a union of souls. Eros is their muse, knowledge their desire. In our quest to stop the sex, we risk losing the sexiness.
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