The thrill of terror is passive, masochistic, and implicitly feminine. It is imaginative submission to overwhelming superior force.
Along with our passivity, we're entering a profoundly masochistic phase everyone is a victim these days, of parents, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, even love itself. And how much we enjoy it. Our happiest moments are spent trying to think up new varieties of victimhood...j. g. ballard
If you're masochistic enough to program in Ada , we're not going to stop you.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.laurence olivier