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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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.
James, 29 - who doctors say suffers a sexual sadism disorder - was branded a ``grave danger'' to all women after the assault at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.
A blistering satire of modern Hollywood, the novel is also a full-on ghost story: Pickett selects as his hiding place the remote estate of a once-famous silent film actress with a taste for sexual sadism (among other things), and it turns out she's still haunting the place along with a cabal of the ghosts of old movie stars.
The question of his sexual orientation and sexual sadism should have been assessed while Thompson was in custody.
Today, thanks largely to the work of psychologists distressed by the trials, children in sex-abuse cases are interviewed in a much more open-ended way, and the interviews are videotaped-which perhaps explains why there hasn't been a prosecution for ritualized sexual sadism at a daycare center in a decade.
The three most common paraphilic disorders in the female study group were: pedophilia (36%), sexual sadism (29%), and exhibitionism (29%).
Hopkins imbues the intriguing ideas of the "new psychology" at the turn of the century with significance for black women by making use of these nascent theories in her exploration of racially motivated sexual sadism, by which I mean slavery's eroticization of cruelty.
Types of sexual behavior traditionally seen as unnatural or perverted would include homosexuality, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, transvestism, pedophilia, necrophilia, and zoophilia.
Johnson examined the implications of modern permissiveness in her novel Cork Street, Next to the Hatter's (1965) and in her nonfiction work On Iniquity (1967), which contains her reflections on a contemporary murder case involving sexual sadism.
Suicidal urges, incestuous longings and sexual sadism (toward Ophelia) are impulses that Hamlet in the end bravely stares down.
The 1980s have seen a rapid revision and expansion for all manner of mental ailments in the DSM, from schizophrenia to social phobia to sexual sadism.
Jutting, the grandson of a British policeman in Hong Kong and a local Chinese woman, had argued cocaine and alcohol disorders as well as personality disorders of sexual sadism and narcissism had impaired his ability to control his behaviour.