Most simply, pleasure is the experience of being pleased, gratified, rewarded. Pleasure most typically references a sensual experience of some sort – an experience of our physical bodies that we find good, satisfying or arousing.
Pleasure also connotes desire of some sort – we desire that which pleases us – good food, erotic touch, beautiful music. The relationship between desire and pleasure in most people is a cycle – we experience pleasure from something particular, and in turn begin to crave more. If you have never tasted fine wines, it is hard to desire it. We all have a unique constellation of known pleasures- developed tastes and desires that bring us joy, satisfaction and fulfillment. From our favorite music and food to a specific kind of erotic touch, many of us have desires for specific sensual delights.
To keep life interesting and relationships exciting, we can also begin to explore new kinds of pleasure – and may discover that we are capable of experiencing way more pleasure than we knew possible.