To write a defence of masochism is a brave and difficult task. Weak claims about pain and pleasure undermine the effort.
Phenomenology can seem like a lot of long words and concepts but it’s really a process for seeing the world as it is.
Too often, phenomenology is made into a step-by-step process that claims a knowledge outcome. Knowledge, however, in a phenomenological study, is an altogether different beast.
A lot of what is ‘peer-reviewed’ and published as phenomenology is, my stupid detector reports, stupid. But why?