Humans, by our nature, are hedonistic creatures. We’re neurologically hardwired to enjoy things that feel good to us whilst avoiding things that could harm us or bring us pain. However, there is a major difference between pleasure vs happiness, two feel-good emotions we all share.
What is this difference, and how can we increase each? Read on to find out.
What Is Happiness?
The most significant difference between happiness and pleasure is that pleasure often involves the senses, where happiness is an entirely internal experience. External stimuli can cause happiness, but happiness does not depend on them. This makes happiness a less intense but longer-lasting experience.
Being in accepting social groups that offer physical affection might bring happiness, but that sense of touch will bring you pleasure.
What Is Pleasure?
Pleasure is the state of feeling good, or enjoying what you’re doing. It’s often rooted in our physical senses, in what we can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste.
You might feel pleasure from a kiss or other forms of physical affection. Alternatively, a bite of chocolate or that first hit of addictive substances might flood your body with dopamine and other feel-good hormones, giving you a rush of pleasure. Pleasure is shorter-lived but more intense than ‘true’ happiness.
Pleasure vs Happiness: Which Is Better?
If you want to figure out what’s best in the battle of pleasure vs happiness, you won’t get far by asking other people. Most people will admit to desiring happiness. Fewer will state out in the open that they want to feel pleasure.
This is because, in many ways, society shames seeking pleasure and prioritizes seeking happiness. All while conflating the purpose and causes of the two.
Your high-paying job and creature comforts give a sense of pleasure, but should not be the basis of long-lasting happiness. Additionally, you can have a sense of inner peace and happiness about your life, but live it seemingly devoid of pure pleasure by denying yourself even simple comforts.
Why People Condemn Pleasure-Seeking
In a word? Religion. Even those who don’t practice traditional religious faiths often grew up in an atmosphere shaped and molded by them, and internalized the idea that seeking self-serving pleasure is what bad people do.
We’re here to tell you that’s nonsense. Seeking self pleasure only crosses the line when it brings harm to others. So long as it only affects you, do what makes you feel good without shame.
Need a Burst of Pleasure?
Now that you understand the difference between pleasure vs happiness, you might be wondering where you can get a jolt of pleasure for yourself. Well, if you’ve been feeling short on physical affection and social interaction, we at Guildford Brothel are more than happy to connect you with some lovely ladies for companionship. Visit one of our locations or give us a call today to see how we can help you release tension and experience pleasure.
It’s been a stressful time. You owe it to yourself to indulge every so often.