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La relevante revista turca TEMPO entrevista a Valérie por medio de la periodista Ece Setvan en su número 5 de Junio de 2009.
O BIR DISI SEKS MAKINESI
"Konu seksse onu dinlemek lazim, çünkü bu onun meslegiydi..."
Transcripción de la entrevista tal y como fue concedia en su formato original inglés:
1) Could you give us a little background information on how you become today’s Valerie Tasso?
In 2003, I published a book which had such a success (“Diary of a nymphomaniac”) that I started to appear everywhere, on TV, press and radio. It was the first time in Spain that someone (a woman in that case) was writing on her sexual life without fear, showing her sexuality as a value and not a problem. I was explaining to people that prostitution could be a knowledge process and that sexuality in itself is able to develop ourselves as human beings. The book became not a “best-seller” in 15 countries but a “long-seller”. It is still available.
Then, I was so interested in sexuality in general that I decided to follow a Master in Sex Therapy in Madrid (Spain). I am right now a sex therapist.
I also work for several media, writing press articles, working in different TV and radio programs and giving some conferences around the world.
For me, to become Valérie Tasso was easy: I am Valérie Tasso.
2) I am sure you were faced with this question too many times before, but where did you find courage to publish your intimate life in such detail? In other words how and why did you decide to write it? (I refer to the “Diary of a Sex Addict”)
When you become mature, you start to understand many things that you did not before. I was fed up of the double morality which exists in each society and since I consider myself a free person, I wanted to use this freedom to write my story. It was not a problem of courage but of freedom, freedom to use your body as you want. Writing this book was the symbol of my personal freedom claim.
3) We have only your first book in Turkish. Could you tell us a little about your other work?
In 2004, appears my second book “Paris La Nuit” in which I was explaining previous experiences to “Diary of…” and in which I tried to fight against the division of “bisexual”, “heterosexual”, “homosexual”, etc…I was insisting in the fact that we love persons and not genders.
In 2006, I published my third book called “The other side of sex”. It was more an investigation about the “sexual minorities” like sadomasochism, voyeurism, exhibitionism and how prostitution can help disabled persons and old persons to make their desire explicit. Both (disabled and old persons) have sexuality but we do not take it into account.
In 2008, I published an essay called “Antimanual of sex”. It is an amoral book.
Borges was explaining the story of a guy who had drawn a map with such precision that the map used to substitute the territory that it represented at the beginning. In sex, I think that it happens the same phenomenon; what I call the “sexual normative speech” in this last book) and which is what we approve in sex, morally speaking, has substituted sex in itself. As Baudrillard could have said (and did not): “the simulation of sex has substituted the reality of sex”.
In my “Antimanual”, I try to give back to sex its own reality.
4) In an interview you stated “The only rule in sex is that there are no rules”. Could you explain?