Quotation by Michel Foucault

The practice of S/M is the creation of pleasure.... And that's why S/M is really a subculture. It's a process of invention. S/M is the use of a strategic relationship as a source of pleasure.
Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher. repr. In Michel Foucault, by Didier Eribon (1989, trans. 1991). interview, Oct. 1982, "Sex, Power and the Politics of Identity," published in Advocate (Aug. 7, 1984).
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