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If erotic drive is equally imbued with the death drive, desire seeks to render pain as pleasure ultimately until the final lash, beating or pain. Bodies in this manner masquerade a willingness to engage with the optics of death as sexual, as much in that in doing so they engage at a larger social discourse - that in some sense that by performing a

- reactionary masculinity they are seen to be able to perform gesture or likeness so then perceive themselves as such, even if it leads to their demise.Optics cannot be removed from the gaze, and equally with Caravaggio sex cannot be removed from death

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Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle  

Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle