Susceptibility is malleability" (Levinas, Beyond Being).
Without even bringing up the analogy between cloth and skin, we can say that expressive activity is "some kind of deformation of the skin" in relation to it (as long as the skin is a human condition). Therefore, the act of creation is both "self-injury" and "masturbation" in the sense that it is an act on the skin. The reason for the word "deepest" is that the skin sensation is the very sense of human reality and the object of all desires. Lacerations for boundary demarcation. Creation is the making of a wound. And we express ourselves only in order to hide the fact that there is nothing behind (the surface)."