We came up with the idea for this zine back in
March, on one of our nightly phone calls from
self-isolation within our respective homes.
The two main feelings that characterized our
experiences of early quarantine—horniness and
depression—seemed to coalesce in a vision for
a collection of coronavirus-themed erotica.
And as it turned out, many of our friends and
comrades were having similar quarantine feelings.
The poems, stories, and artworks in Patient
O work through all these feelings: desire,
frustration, longing, rage, disappointment,
and, of course, lust. From sexy BTS fanfic to
a raunchy encounter with an insurance company, from explorations of where pleasure meets
pain to a black hole full of masturbating astronauts, through sweat and rashes and UTIs
and desserts and nude selfies and cabbages that
look like genitals—we’re figuring out how to
get off alone, together.
We’re grateful to Echo Theohar of Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness for making this zine happen, and to Random Man for support with printing and distribution. The amazing designs are by Echo
(web+print) and Karlynne Ejercito (pdf).
xoxo Hyunjee Nicole Kim and Dana Kopel
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