After watching one of many videos inviting people to “Roll up their sleeves” I was struck by the sexual undercurrent to the campaign for vaccination. The more I thought about it the more metaphors screamed for attention. I had flashing mental images of ladies of the night in sultry positions lifting fabric to expose flesh. These images also brought to mind the complex nature of pleasure / pain fetishists.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES (SEX SELLS) Your screen is like a window On a street in Amsterdam Lusting eyes lock with yours She doesn't give a damn She lifts her sleeve As she would raise a silk skirt Or unclip a suspender She’s cruel as the ocean Then suddenly tender “Let’s play master and servant doctor and nurse Bite on the pain It can’t get worse Let’s play Russian roulette Chase the numbness away Let’s live on the edge It’s time to play" Take her hand Touch her skin She knows your desire Surrender’s orgasm Will feed her fire She promises wings A soaring way out from shackles and walls don’t waver don’t doubt Hitch up your sleeve and close your eyes Flesh yearns for penetration Welcome the hypodermic thrust The sweet sting of flagellation You’re panting for climax To feel that fluid flowing The needle’s your answer Desire trumps knowing