...and its potential for healing

Blue Apple

Senior Member
Persian (Iran)
Does the bold section imply "with works that 1) celebrate her more recent sexual history, and 2) enjoy the potential to heal her older sexual history"?


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In works such as Is Anal Sex Legal? (1998) and Every Part of Me’s Bleeding (1999), Emin simultaneously exploits a potentially prurient appetite for knowledge of her abused childhood and sexual history and frees herself of the burdens of such histories. Alternatively, Emin simultaneously feeds this appetite with works that celebrate her more recent sexual history and its potential for healing as, for example, in Kiss me Kiss me Cover my Body in Love (1996) or Fantastic To Feel Beautiful Again (1997) (Art and Advertising by Joan Gibbons).
 
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  • Määränpää

    Senior Member
    Finnish
    I interpret it as: "the potential that her more recent sexual history [good sexual experiences] has for healing the traumas that have been caused by her earlier sexual history [bad sexual experiences]".
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    works that celebrate her more recent sexual history and its potential for healing

    I agree with #3. The phrase can be interpreted as:

    works that celebrate her more recent sexual history
    and the possibility that it can heal some of the damage caused by her earlier (abusive) experiences
     
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