In a dating profile, trying to define who I am, I stumbled onto Hedonism, which is, for lack of a better definition, placing a value on pleasure, and avoiding pain and suffering. At least, that’s what it means to me. I have not read the literature out on Hedonism (yet). These are rough drafts; where I get to be creative.
In trying to explain myself to a potential lover, I realized something. I espoused my method of morality and tradition, namely: that of being neither Good nor Evil, but rather, a Neutral person; And realized that hedonism fits right into my lifestyle choices.
But not just any kind of Hedonism, for, I rarely seek out pleasure for pleasure’s sake. But a different kind of Hedonism. Two or three different kinds, in fact.
Now that we’re on the subject of being neither Good nor Evil, but rather Neutral in my morality and moral decisions, let me explain my two different strains of Hedonism that I espoused, to impress the opposite sex (Why else would you claim to be a Hedonist, if not to impress the ladies? But I digress).
Good, Selfless or Ethical hedonism, is a particular kind of hedonism, which I espouse, which places a premium on other people’s satisfaction and pleasure, potentially above yours, or at the cost of your own. Want a woman to orgasm? You want her to recieve pleasure, and will do (presumably) anything and everything it takes, even if a little inconvenient, for her to do so. That’s selfless hedonism, and I might be one of the few men out there who espouse it, and want my woman to orgasm. But I digress.
Then there’s Bad, Selfish or Evil Hedonism, which sets you out to be the villian of this here tale, just like in that movie commercial. Anyway, you want pleasure, and don’t care at what cost – even at the cost of suffering of those around you, including your partners. Sadists usually want partners who are Masochists: They derive pleasure in their partner’s suffering. That might be Selfish Hedonism or ‘Bad’ Hedonism at play. Another example: Sometimes I am selfish, and want two love slaves, and polyamoroy. In fact: I recently told a woman interested in me to keep an open relationship with me: I can see other women, and she can see other men. This can be either selfish or selfless; which brings me to my point.
I’m a Hedonist, but sometimes I’m a Selfish or Bad Hedonist, and sometimes i’m Selfless or a Good Hedonist.
And that’s why I espouse a “True Neutral” Hedonism gambit, one on which, the future of my woman’s orgasms are at stake. I proclaim a neutral balance, a third way, between good and evil, where you’re either selfish or selfless, but probably a little bit of both – or neither! at times. This is where you strike a balance, and decide that you’re neither good nor bad at all times. This is probably what most Hedonists are. But I haven’t polled them and wouldn’t know for sure.
I do remain, your selfless hedonist in art, rather selfish at times, and neutral, neither good nor evil, on the moral compass of my own imagination, rather,
Steve Mini from the 6: “Neutral G.”
Want more? I’ve promised a collection of essays, and one on hedonism might be viable, especially once I’ve studied it a little more. I’ll get back to you with a collection of essays, probably on amazon, for pittance someday.
For now, feel free to contact me and ask me any questions. Ladies, chat me up. I’m perennially single in Toronto, Canada.