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In French, "La petite mort" is an expression which means "the brief loss or weakening of consciousness" and in modern usage refers specifically to "the sensation of post orgasm as likened to death". Mexicans use the same expression, but in plural "las muertes chiquitas", which could be translated as "the small deaths". Both refer to the refractory period that occurs after orgasm.

In 2014 I had an unexpected encounter with a person with whom I had intercourse only once. After some days, she asked me to make a HIV/AIDS test, just in case. I proposed to her to do it, both test, at the same time. Just to share the same waiting process for the results. There is no wait without hope. Meanwhile test's results were appearing, we waited and recorded the moment. The refractory period sometimes takes more time than expected and some contingencies may happen during wait.


Two tracks with 25 minutes and 30 seconds published as two copies of red mini-cds (2014) by Я – Archives.

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This work is part of Anthropological Repertoire Of Vulnerabilities Series.