This is so much better than that “kissing strangers for the first time” video

this is great.

BEHIND THE SLAP: The theory I had was that violence minus aggression is intimacy. It’s the idea of trusting someone to hit you and it being a social interaction. If you take the destructive component out of violence, it becomes kind of cute and intimate. It’s essentially that a slap mitigated by permission is a hug. There’s an extremely private thing that starts to happen between people who slap each other, like you see it happen a bunch of times in the video. It’s like, “don’t slap me hard” and “oh you can slap me harder than that,” and “okay let’s slap the sh*t out of each other,” because they build a relationship right in that moment. [x]

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