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La petite mort, French for “the little death”, is a metaphor for orgasm. More widely, it can refer to the spiritual release that comes with orgasm, or a short period of melancholy or transcendence, as a result of the expenditure of the “life force”. Literary critic Roland Barthes spoke of la petite mort as the chief objective of reading literature. He metaphorically used...
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