Contributors to this Critical Intervention forum turn to lived and envisioned sexual experience and desire to theorize sexual potentiality. Collectively, we perform what we term “critical erotic/a.” Informed by Audre Lorde, the erotic is a unit of measure engaging the space between what is, as a result of structural constraints, and what can be through the envisioned removal of the same. The erotic serves as a critical theoretical means of focusing the sexual experiences and desires we narrate and perform in what is commonly termed “erotica.” Conjoining the two, critical erotic/a provides a narrative platform for theorizing and performing lived and envisioned sexual experience and desire.

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