All that Heaven Allows
mas·och·ism / [mas-uh-kiz-uhm] / noun
Pain brings pleasure… I am more interested in the following:
In preparation for something that will never happen.
Delayed gratification, denial, desire
The hunter and the hunted
cold and sentimental simultaneously, deserted plains, emptiness
Frozen actions, suspended movement
punishment as a condition and prerequisite for pleasure.
Nothing sexually explicit or obscene
a sense of decency, anonymity
Progression, not repetition
No link between opposites, symptoms grouped and regrouped
Sexual pleasure derived from enduring pain.
Only a victim can describe the torture
Love affairs, anonymous letters
Advertisements, contracts, pacts, clearly defined agreements, promises…
Reasoning, education, persuasion
Masochist as hermaphrodite, Nothing lasts forever.