Hello, I am a masochist and have been since puberty. I can't give a reason for it, it's just they way I've always been. I've had masochistic fantasies even before I heard of the realm of "BDSM" and of the many people involved in it. In my experience, it seems like most of the people involved in BDSM and related activities gain their interest for it later in life and for various reasons. I've always felt like the odd one out, and have experienced people who seem to reject the idea that a person can be masochistic without one of the commonly cited reasons for it. I'm really curious to see if there's anyone else out there who had interests in BDSM activities at an early age. I'd love to hear other's stories on how/when/why they became interested, if anyone's willing to share.