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Have you ever wondered what exactly links pain and pleasure together?

It’s partially biological—when we experience pain, our hippocampus secretes endorphins which stimulate the brain’s limbic and prefrontal regions. Guess which areas are activated when we experience pleasure? Surprise: It’s the same ones! So, of course we find the combination of the two exciting!

The anticipation of the pain, knowing it’s pain you’ve consented to, the deep connection and trust between people bestowing pain upon each other, and the fact that playing with pain can help you stay present, taking you out of your mind and into your body—these are all reasons we love walking the tightrope of pain and pleasure.

What are your thoughts?
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