Pleasure is experienced subjectively. What leads to pleasure for one person does not necessarily cause the same response in someone else.

When you receive a stimulus, nerves deliver messages to the brain. It releases chemical substances bound to the message. These substances are a kind of chemical gift bags to the brain. The messages are released when, for example, you expect a lovely physical touch, respond positively to the touch, experience the touch related to a specific meaning, and maybe even put the stimuli in relation to previous good experiences.

The output of the messages will be translated into a feeling. When you experience positive emotions, such as pleasure, it happens when a stimulus is positively assessed and thereby converted into a positive emotional experience.

Terms of Pleasure

People are programmed to stay alive and to reproduce, guided by small substances, such as hormones and neurotransmitters, from which essence can sometimes be expressed in the experience of pleasure. Pleasure becomes a beacon. It drives us toward the stimuli and sensations we appreciate. This makes us willing to make an effort to get more of our preferred sensations.

The road to pleasure

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