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torture

Sexology
noun The infliction of extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

verb To inflict extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

torture

(tor′chŭr) [L. tortura, a twisting]
Infliction of severe mental or physical pain by various methods, usually for the purpose of coercion.
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By reading the event of one protest by the Meira Paibi (female torch bearers) against the sexual torture and killing of Thangjam Manorama as speaking to the state in political terms, Bora (2010) illustrates how a gendered and racialised violence in the Northeast is made visible.
In Caught in the crossfire: Civilians in conflicts in the Middle East, gender specific sexual torture is not directly mentioned but as stated above it is embedded in the historical violence of the region as authors like Massad (2007) point out.
The crimes of sexual violence were extensive, including rape, gang rape, forced slavery, forced incest, intentional HIV infection and sexual torture.
Sexual torture was suffered by men and women but the percentage of women affected was higher.
The War Room references the homoerotic dimension of combat, as well as the covert homosexuality that exists within the military and occasionally surfaces violently in phenomena such as the systematic sexual torture conducted at Abu Ghraib, which included the rape of an adolescent boy.
Viewing vile images of rape and sexual torture will become a criminal offence for the first time, it was confirmed yesterday.
And they're certainly preferable to Salo Or The 12 0 Days Of Sodom - Pier Paolo Pasolini's 19 7 5 offering about people subj ected to sexual torture and humiliation.
In the United States, women are trafficked here and held in sexual torture chambers in nearly every one of America's big cities.
This study sought to draw attention to the sexual torture that women prisoners endured at the hands of the military specifically because they were women and in a form specific to their sex.
The Kinsey Institute's pedophile team was guilty of deliberate sexual torture of children and was financed by state monies and by federal funds.
Yet, Karimov believes whatever information prisoners of this category can yield through torture can be valuable enough to justify torture; and the Pentagon under Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Neo-con deputies like Paul Wolfowits believe the same - though no sane person can see any justification for the sexual torture reported from Abu Ghraib.
Rape and sexual torture are all too typical of the treatment of captured enemies the world over.