During these long days on my own, without anyone to share quarantine with, my body has started aching. I miss kissing, holding hands, long hugs—basically any form of physical contact. Right now, I could devour the world through my hands, my body, my skin. I want to press my ﬂesh against anyone and everyone. In a misogynist world, this reads as of promiscuous, or slutty. But this is an existential crisis, where I need touch to be saved from unbearable loneliness. Through contact, I can let myself know that I exist, that I am here. Under the current circumstances, I wasn't able to do anything about this, so I picked up my phone and tried to fulﬁl my intimacy needs through dating apps and sexting, creating a conversation between my Polaroid camera and men across a screen.
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