delight and pleasure are substituted for horror, mental pain, and physical suffering
any of our normal definitions of terms such as violence, sex, pain, and enjoyment either lose their conventional meaning or become alien, ambiguous, controversial, or essentially contested.
exploration of eros and the liberation of erotic potential from Puritan ethics
pain and pleasure are related metonymically
the direct function of pain is now to maximize pleasure, which in the S/M context seems to be a positive bodily sensation and in the case of disciplinary or humiliating activity a mental pleasure
“Pain” and “pleasure” both refer to one self-identical thing, namely, what I want from this social exchange
pain–pleasure pair is freely reversible
horror and laughter in such a context come close to being interchangeable
“[Death] is either an asymbolic, non-transcendental event, the last arbitrary sequence of events that precede it, or it is profoundly symbolic, concentrating all the life events into a single constellation of meanings, and from that totalizing perspective, irradiating them with a fresh light and value”
life/death and pleasure/pain
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