“Frenzy of bodies” — contemporary pornography and body medicalization. Historical-medical implications
The author believes that pornography of last few decades has gone changes which have not occurred since ancient times. These changes were initiated especially by the processes of medicalization and, therefore, rationalization of the human body. Stripped from the odium of the sacrum (sacred things), the mystery or the cosmological battle between Good and Evil, the body has been subjected to instrumentalisation in different dimensions. The last stage of changes that can be observed in contemporary pornography is its “somatization”. It is defined by the author as a functional and qualitative “reorientation” which means that pornographic narration is deprived of presenting emotional, relational or moral elements and aspects. The narration does not focus just on the “technology” of the sexual act, but merely concentrates on the body, even going deep inside.