These are opposite extremes, and yet they seem so strangely isomorphic.   Each represents the death of desire - not just yearning but an entire paradigm, a telos.   Orgasm has had its fill, while sublimation renounces and transforms.   Surely they have nothing in common?  One is a release and another is a new quality of tension.   But it isn't so clear.   Especially in the case of new cultural forms