I don't consider myself a full blown "masochist." However, I do like intense sensation during sex, spanking and large toys and a large man etc.
I HATE spicy food. I don't like my food to hurt me.
A lot of people think bottoms or subs or masochists like all kinds of pain, but it simply isn't true. Nobody likes banging their elbow or stubbing their toes or breaking something or suffering through any kind of non-sexual body pain. It's the context of the sensation that matters.
When I eat, I like my food to be comforting, occasionally slightly adventurous but not to hurt or harm me.