chapter  5
‘Un-pleasurable’ detours: figurations of desire and the body erotic
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Taking as his starting point Galen’s De usu partium, the seventeenth-century English anatomist Helkiah Crooke argues:

Nature hath given to all creatures both the instruments of conception, and hath also infused into them a strange and violent kinde of delight, that none of the kindes of the creatures should perish but remayne ever after a sort immortall.1