Guilty pleasure

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A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The "guilt" involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, such as campy styles of entertainment. Fashion, video games, music,[1] theatre, television series,[2] films,[3] junk food and fetishes can be examples of guilty pleasures.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Schadenfreude - pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others