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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Lopatka may have suffered from sexual masochism, said Fred Berlin, founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorder Clinic.
Table 1 DSM-IV Paraphilic Disorders(*) DSM-IV Defining Paraphilic Disorder Characteristic Exhibitionism Exposure of genitals Fetishism Use of nonliving objects Frotteurism Touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person Pedophilia Focus on prepubescent children Sexual masochism Receiving humiliation or suffering Sexual sadism Inflicting humiliation or suffering Transvestic fetishism Cross-dressing as member of the other sex Voyeurism Observing sexual activity Paraphilia not All other paraphilias otherwise specified
Despite the limitations of this study, the findings are consistent with the existent literature which predicts that sexual masochism is one paraphilia that women may have.