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.
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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.
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.
All of them, including the state's own expert psychiatric witness, diagnosed me as suffering from a paraphiliac mental disorder called "sexual sadism," a mental illness that, in the experts' words, resulted in my compulsion "to perpetrate violent sexual activity in a repetitive way." These experts also agreed that my criminal conduct was the direct result of uncontrollable sexual impulses that were caused by my mental illness.
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. The Good Listener (1975) and The Good Husband (1978) tell the story of a younger man in love with and married to a glamorous older woman.
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.
And it was HER insatiable sexual sadism that spurred on the spree - with perverted Fred following Rose's lead.