In Praise of Pleasure

Smashing the “Upper Limit” in the pursuit of happiness

Aaron Mayer
4 min readFeb 13, 2023

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[Also posted on Substack — follow for more]

Some people talk about pleasure as if they’re embarrassed by it.

I’ve written about pleasure before, and I still notice that for whatever reason (repressive parents, a history of trauma, a religious upbringing that treated pleasure as sinful, etc.), so many of us think of physical pleasure as if it’s something to be indulged only sparingly. We think that we’re unworthy and underserving, or that we need to…

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