“Hysterical desire is defined by the demand that the partner ought to produce what the person lacks, as if this would be a remedy for her acute awareness of the lack at the centre of human subjectivity: her partner is expected to ‘guarante a wholeness’ and since he knows that he cannot deliver, ‘in exchange she offers herself as the answer.’ This mutual knowledge about lack is not spoken about. In this ‘tacit conspiracy, the lack is never brought to the negotiating table’. Each knows to pretend that fulness is possible, that their sexual relationship can be phallic, in short, that it can be a relationship of strength with a satisfaction brought about by the potency of mutual completion.” – Andre Vantino citing Paul Verhaeghe (via andre-vantino) http://ift.tt/21uzVsB

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