What is Neurosex?

In the story, neurosex is sexual practice that involves the use of the neuroimplants. The implants have terminals wiring all the brain and are connected to an external sender/receiver device. Through the implants, it is possible to record all the neurological information indefinitely, to gather data of all the connections and activated pathways in all of the brain regions. This is the first function of the implants. This data can be accessed by inserting the sender/receiver to a computer with the appropriate software. The second function of the brain implants is to send information to the brain. This information can be any form of neurological activity, from the regulation of a group of neurons in order to prevent seizures, to the activation of pathways and circuits to create neurological experiences of sensation, emotion, states of consciousness, etc. These neurocodes can be based on data recorded from other brains or can be writen independently. The range of possible neurocodes is infinite. Since the brain is an organ whose physiology changes with experience, how a  same neurocode is experienced will vary from person to person. Neurosex is any use of this technology for sexual pleasure.  

In our reality, neurosex is a politically subversive postporn fantasy. This fantasy is crafted around the brain, a biocultural boundary object in which environment, experience, power and history are inseparable from brain physiology and processing. The brain can’t be sexed or gendered in binaries. It is an organ that resists western science’s endless drive to order, classify and define it according to standardized categories. The brain is currently the central object of biotechnological wanking fantasies feed by capitalism and militarization. It is, at the same time, a place of incredible creativity and beauty, a point of transcendence directly linked to our experiences of the real and the possible, of something at the core of the experience of being alive. The idea of neurosex has two aims. The first one is to create a space of imaging the brain that is not centered around pathologies, enhancement, productivity or mastering, but around the ideas of (sexual) pleasure and desire. By resituating the sexual experience as a neurological one, the meaning of the corporeality of sex is transformed. In this transformation bodies are resignified as surfaces of unlimited sensory input and its processing. This is an invitation to explore and expand ideas of sex, pleasure and the body beyond the (visual) regime of whiteness, ableism, body normativity, heterosexism, misogyny, transphobia, etc. The second aim is to engage in our own terms with the history of science and medicine as a differentiated genealogical line of queer and unruly bodies. A history of exploitation, rape, murder and repudiation, a story about what it means to not be seen as human that continues to our present. Neurosex responds to this by subordinating their tools, vocabulary,  aesthetics and rules to the crafting of postpornographic tales.

by Eric, 21.03.2016