Turning Pain into Pleasure #BDSM #Masochists

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Original article by Christina Mandara writing for Marquis Magazine

Pain receptors carry notification of physical discomfort to the brain. Pain perception, also referred to as nociception, will trigger the release of hormones throughout the body in response to painful stimuli. These hormones can act as pain relievers or they can give you an impulse to do something – such as a rush of adrenaline causing you to run away or fight your way out of a dangerous situation.

Let’s talk hormones

Melatonin, serotonin, enkephalin, epinephrine, endorphins, and norepinephrine, can all be issued by the brain in response to pain. This is how your brain helps your body deal with the situation.

Pain doesn’t have to be painful

A Tens machine (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) can be a useful pain reliever. It works by sending small electronic signals (shocks) to the brain. The body is said to compensate by providing endorphins, its own brand of Tylenol, to help ease your discomfort.

Similarly, you could try a gentle spanking or flogging to trigger the release of endorphins. If the stimulation is applied for long enough, pleasurable hormones can be released in the brain, and in BDSM this is sometimes referred to as ‘subspace.’ When adrenaline and endorphins are combined, it can provide quite a rush.

In an intense BDSM scene, where the subject may be tied up and being flogged, the body can find itself flooded with a massive cocktail of hormones, and those experiencing subspace often compare it to feeling drunk or getting high. The euphoria that this mind-altering state provides can often last for hours after a scene, and bizarrely, sometimes even days. On the other side of the coin, everyone deals with pain in their own unique way, and for some, subspace will be unattainable, no matter what stimuli is applied.

Even le petit mort or the little death can be confusing in regards to pleasure and pain. Intense orgasms can sometimes be as painful as they are pleasurable.

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