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Pleasure is a positive sensation, though Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th Century German philosopher, understood pleasure as a negative sensation, as it negates the usual existential condition, that of suffering. It is commonly conceptualized as somehow opposed to pain, though it has received much less scientific attention. Pleasure can be brought about in different ways, depending on how every individual feels the feeling of pleasure. Some feel this phenomenon through music, sexuality, writing, accomplishment, recognition, service, and any other imaginable activity; even pain. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...
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It also refers to "enjoyment" related to certain physical, sensual, emotional or mental experience.
means (as a starting point to quote ):
" Etymology: Middle English plesure, alteration of plesir, from Middle French plaisir, from plaisir to please
- Desire, Inclination (...wait upon his pleasure -- Shakespeare)
- a state of gratification
- a. sensual gratification b. frivolous amusement
- a source of delight or joy "
Pleasure may also be defined, at least in some contexts, to be a significant reduction in discomfort.