THREE

EROS IN CONFLICT
WITH SEX

Eros, the god of love, emerged to create the earth. Before, all was silent, bare, and motionless. Now all was life, joy, and motion.

—Early Greek myth

Several beautiful children were bom to Aphrodite and Ares.... Eros, their little son, was appointed god of love. Although nursed with tender solicitude, this second-born child did not grow as other children do, but remained a small, rosy, chubby child, with gauzy wings and roguish, dimpled face. Alarmed for his health, Aphrodite consulted Themis, who oracularly replied, "Love cannot grow without Passion."

—Later Greek myth

In the last chapter, we observed that the contemporary paradoxes in sex and love have one thing in common, namely the banalization of sex and love. By anesthetizing feeling in order to perform

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  • Love and Will *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword *
  • One - Introduction: Our Schizoid World *
  • Part I - Love *
  • Two - Paradoxes of Sex and Love *
  • Three - Eros in Conflict with Sex *
  • Four - Love and Death *
  • Five - Love and the Daimonic *
  • Six - The Daimonic in Dialogue *
  • Part II - Will *
  • Seven - The Will in Crisis *
  • Eight - Wish and Will *
  • Nine - Intentionality *
  • Ten - Intentionality in Therapy *
  • Part III - Love and Will *
  • Eleven - The Relation of Love and Will *
  • Twelve - The Meaning of Care *
  • Thirteen - Communion of Consciousness *
  • Notes *
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