sexual masochism


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masochism

 [mas´o-kizm]
the act or instance of gaining pleasure experiencing physical or psychological pain. The term is usually used to denote sexual m. adj., adj masochis´tic.
sexual masochism a paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from being hurt, humiliated, or otherwise made to suffer physically or psychologically.

sexual masochism

n.

sexual masochism

Sexual excitement produced in an individual by being humiliated or hurt by another.
See also: masochism
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Although Money has defined nearly 50 paraphilias, there are currently eight paraphilic disorders recognized in the DSM-IV: pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, fetishism, transvestic fetishism, and frotteurism.
were enticed by the sexual masochism in Reni's representations of martyred men and that the images were effective in receiving their erotic projections.
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