^^ And, hopefully, RHW's new show. Defender
, I think it is.
The equation sex=death is remarkably popular but I'm sure it's not versatile. It is always profoundly conservative.
It's not conservative at all. Poets and writers and philosophers have always made use of that metaphor. La petit mort, and all that. (I don't get it, myself-- seems more like enhanced clarity to me-- but then, I've never been dead.)
If you really have no problem with semen you don't need blood=semen.
Well, by that line of thinking, there would be no need of metaphor at all. "Just say whatcha mean," as my Uncle Joe used to tell me.