Gay Mag
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Gay Mag

Pelvic Exams and the Death Drive

Bodies give, and bodies destroy

Illustration by Louisa Bertman

HHousing a pair of ovaries begets all manner of peculiar circumstances, but one of the most distinct endemic oddities is the sensation of someone touching them. I was nearly eighteen before I experienced it. Until then, my reproductive equipment chiefly manifested as textual, rather than felt — jumbled words and diagrams, a sapless explanatory narrative of…

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