I noticed something about when I feel pain. If I can bring myself to an erotic place, and especially if I orgasm, the pain I feel is greatly minimized.
I figured it must have something to do with the hormones in one's body at times like that. Upon investigation, apparently it is a "known" thing, and has a lot to do with endorphins.
(I found this while looking https://www.sharecare.com/health/sex-orgasm/how-orgasm-help-relieve-pain)
It is a paradoxical place to be, feeling awful, and seeking pleasure. It certainly takes focus and concentration, as the pain is wanting to be known. But it can so be worth the effort.
It's too bad I can't walk around in a constant state of arousal :p Having said that, though, I can't help but wonder how this knowledge could be put to better use. It would seem to be a better/safer choice than many drugs.
I recently got a prescription for Vicoden, and to say I am less than thrilled is an understatement. But the pain has been more than I can deal with way too often. It can't do my body good to be almost constantly hurting.
Thank goodness the endorphins, and how they bring the closest thing to peace I get these days.