The erotics of drainage.

Suggestions for an erotogenic boundary exercuse.

Fill the bathtub with the hottest water which can be tolerated safely.

Immerse yourself.

Remain immersed.
A number of possibilities:
You immerse your ears.  You hear yourself and detect ranges of sound of which you are not usually aware. | The water is so hot that you might feel the urge to pee.  Do you stop yourself? | You experiment with the possibilities of extension and contraction.  Putting your legs out.  Releasing your arms.  Turning yourself over. | Make waves laterally. | Make waves medially. | Negotiate weightlessness. | Contrast the heat of the water with the cold porcelain above the waterline.

When the water is merely warm, release the drain stopper.
What is the least effort possible to accomplish this action?  It can be done with a foot.

Remain in the water as it drains.
When you have found a comfortable position of maximum release, allow yourself to remain in that position without willfully introducing new tensions.  The water will begin returning your weight to you.  Are you breathing?  This experience can be overwhelming.

As this process unfolds, it is possible to release not only physical tension but also held emotions or thoughts.  This instrumentalizes drainage and begins to render water metaphorically.  Gently resist the urge to become consumed by the thought of the water.  Return to kinetics.  Repeat a simple statement which affirms the isometry of being drained and being filled.

As the water level decreases, your body is wet and exposed.  If it is cold, you may exude vapor.  Can you locate the smallest scale of sensation?  Is it possible to feel water evaporating from your torso?  From your knuckle?

Have you changed your position?

When the water is nearly gone, it will collect in eddies and pools at various points of contact between your body and the surface of the bathtub.  Without the force of high volumes of water, it will respond differently to the presence of your body.  What is the intensity of this particular touch?  Does it approximate the intensity of other forms of touch?

When the tub has been emptied of water, begin to consider removing yourself.
Do not feel compelled to stand up quickly, this can cause disorientation.  Return to your breath and consider where you will initiate the movement.  From that place, mindfully and effortfully begin to experience the tension necessary to extricate yourself from the bathtub.

 

 

1 comment
  1. Sara P. said:

    Why the drain unclogging video after??? Yuck!

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