At the point, Peters brought up the issue of Sadism.
The word comes from the name of a member of royalty – or, perhaps, if you will excuse the pun – a royal member who spent half of his life in prison for petty crime and debauchery.
What better place to pen one’s life-style setting treatise?
The Epicurean motto was: Seek pleasure and avoid pain.
Sade asked: What if your pleasure comes from other’s pain?
Then the motto transforms into: Seek thrills and avoid good conscience.