A hiding to nothing: Female Masochism

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A good sad­ist is hard to find. But, I can reveal, a good mas­ochist is even harder to find. Whenever I hear the words, ‘Use me, abuse me, do any­thing you want with me!’ my heart and my man­hood always sinks. This is not because I have any prob­lem with the idea of using someone. Rather it’s that I know that not far behind this invit­a­tion to selfish­ness are always the words, ‘Not that! This! Not there! Here!’ And Anita Phillips, author of In Defence of Masochism, won­ders why mas­ochists have…read more