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Cal Y. Pygia

A post-genderist, Pygia writes erotic fiction as a means of exploring and understanding human sexuality in general and his own masochistic autogynephilia in particular. He views sex not as a dynamic of love, but as an expression of dominance and submission between individuals engaged in behavior that is basically selfish and sadomasochistic. Sex, he believes, is about power, not love, although it may sometimes include affection and compassion. Sex, he believes, is predicated upon pleasure, so heterosexuality, despite its focus upon reproduction, is only one of several ways by which individuals may express the psychodynamics of their dominant-submissive, sadomasochistic struggle for power. Other forms of sex, whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or otherwise, are, like heterosexual intercourse, more or less pleasurable and, therefore, authentic.

His own taste favors homosexual anal intercourse because, he believes, this act represents the true nature of human sexuality most clearly, as predicated not upon either love or reproduction, but upon the pleasure that derives from the interplay of sadomasochistic dominance and submission, which often takes so-called perverted forms, including spanking. Reproductive (penile-vaginal) sex is, in other words, only one of a variety of equally authentic means of giving and receiving sexual pleasure. It is no better than any other sexual activity and may, in fact, be less satisfying, for some individuals, than alternative ways of experiencing sexual pleasure.

He prefers transsexual or homosexual characters to straight characters, because the appearance of transsexual and homosexual characters in erotic fiction shows that heterosexuals are not essential or even primary, but merely alternative, sex partners. His fiction, like his essays, are based upon these assumptions and beliefs. In this sense, Pygia is a philosophical as well as an erotic author. In addition, Pygia believes that gender, unlike sex, is socially constructed and learned--a fiction that is maintained collectively for social and political purposes. All human beings, he believes, are emotionally and, to some degree, physically bisexual. Social conditioning has merely persuaded many that gender is as innate and genetic as sex. In fact, it is not, he believes, as his stories and essays seek to suggest.