“That’s the thing that is missing in violence. Violence is an unwanted bit of pain that you’re not expecting that you don’t want to happen to your body, so it feels like horror. Whereas S&M doesn’t feel like horror. S&M feels like foreplay when it’s done well, it tickles you, it draws you in, it grabs you.”

read claude’s full interview with ultra vixen (featuring the joys of running hellfire, an explanation of sploshing, and what it means to reframe violence as pleasure)

 photography : Jordan Graham
art direction : Técha Noble
stylist : Tiana Wallace
Hair : Jenny Kim
makeup : Sasha Nilsson

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