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The Language of Pain: A Philosophical Study of BDSM - Timo Airaksinen, 2018
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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 t
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  • 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

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