Dust and Lust: The Point at Which Sex and Housekeeping Collide

Dust and Lust: The Point at Which Sex and Housekeeping Collide

Heather Blaha
May 8, 2006
The Tyee, a feisty online publication, recently presented an article about the intersections of sexuality, morality, and cleaning, "Dust and Lust: the Point at Which Sex and Housekeeping Collide." Author Shannon Rupp smartly and stylishly addresses origins of "dirty words" and cathartic notions of airing out one's personal dirty laundry. She also convinces us to rethink the many concepts of housecleaning: busy work, a religious exercise, manifestation of repression, act of seduction, and/or a metaphor for social order. Whatever prescription you're willing to adopt, Rupp digs through the issues that reinforce our need for home, warmth, affection, and ritualisitic preservation of our (clean) personal space. Read the full article here and don't hold back your comments....
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