algophilia

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al·go·phil·i·a

(al-gō-fil'ē-ă),
Form of sexual perversion in which the infliction or the experiencing of pain increases the pleasure of the sexual act or causes sexual pleasure independent of the act; includes both sadism (q.v.) and masochism (q.v.).
[algo- + G. phileō, to love]

al·go·phil·i·a

, algophily (al'gō-fil'ē-ă)
1. Pleasure experienced in the thought of pain in others or in oneself.
2. Synonym(s): algolagnia.
[algo- + G. phileō, to love]
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