Is there little difference between masochism and self-loathing?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    I think masochism involves the joy of hating yourself and hurting yourself. Not everybody who is self-loathing enjoys hating themselves or hurting themselves

  • martin
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    3 weeks ago

    Self-loathing causes masochism.  Self-loathing is internal, but masochism involves acts against oneself done as punishment.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No, there's a lot of difference. People who self-loath don't generally derive pleasure from it, much less sexual pleasure.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I feel like masochism is more active, while self-loathing is usually a passive process. Also masochism derives pleasure from suffering. I don't think self-loathing derives any pleasure.

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