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Why Do Masochists Enjoy Pain?

An informal survey of 119 masochists explores the secrets of getting pleasure out of pain

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When you think about it, masochism is puzzling.

Pain is something that has evolved to keep us from hurting ourselves. If something hurts, we avoid it. Them, why do masochists seek and enjoy pain?



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Hermes Solenzol

UCLA professor. Neuroscientist doing research on pain. Writes about science, philosophy, politics and kinky sex.