sexual sadism


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sadism

 [sa´dizm]
the act or instance of gaining pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain on another. The term is usually used to denote sexual s. adj., adj sadis´tic.
sexual sadism a paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from hurting, humiliating, or otherwise inflicting physical or psychological suffering on another.

sexual sadism

n.
See sadism.

sexual sadism

See sadism.
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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
Though Gilman's narrator is white, married, and upper-middle-class, her story shares with Of One Blood the theme of sexual sadism.
The sexual sadism he displayed in Angelika's murder was echoed by Margaret Mackintosh, his partner until 1969, who haltingly described to me the injuries Tobin had inflicted upon her when she lived with him in Glasgow and Brighton in the late 60s.
But he was well renowned as being too violent and having a taste for sexual sadism on young men.
At the core, evidence will exist of severe personality disorder or paraphilia and may include, but is not limited to, traits associated with antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, sexual sadism, pedophilia, and, in certain extreme instances, necrophilia.
What seems to be arousing the sympathy and interest of the public is the extraordinary sexual sadism of these killings," says Levin, coauthor of Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed.
We now know one of Tobin's aliases was John Semple, and - like Bible John - he regularly frequented churches and picked up "a d u l t e r o u s women" in dancehalls - the public rites of r e l i g i o n s i t t i n g uncomfortably with the private reality of having a good time and, in Tobin's case, sexual sadism.