Baudrillard on sex and seductionA fantastic reduction of seduction. This sexuality transformed by the revolution of desire, this mode of bodily production and spoken of in terms of "sexual relations," only by forgetting all forms of seduction - just as one can speak of the social in terms of "relations" or "social relations," only after it has lost all symbolic substance. Wherever sex has been erected into a function, an autonomous instance, it has liquidated seduction. Sex today generally occurs only in the place, and in place of a missing seduction, or as the residue and staging of a failed seduction. It is then the absent form of seduction that is hallucinated sexually - in the form of desire. The modern theory of desire draws its force from seduction's liquidation. Henceforth, in place of a seductive form, there is a productive form, an "economy" of sex: the retrospective of a drive, the hallucination of a stock of sexual energy, of an unconscious in which the repression of desire and its clearance are inscribed.