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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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We were invited to check out some of the medieval torture devices potential torturers will have to get to grips with to petrify the punters.
version (there are a few variations) is an arty shot of a torture device by photographer Mark Kessell.
Even when her work gets homier--when she portrays pieces of furniture, say--she chooses an electric chair and an erotic autostimulator that might be some kind of torture device.
The all-female group, known as the Al Khansa brigade, are using a torture device called the "biter" to ensure everyone strictly observes the Sharia law in the ISIS-held town of Raqqa.
However, the monster, whose design incorporates a face plate based on a medieval torture device called a scold's bridle, will be portrayed by a star of more than 100 movies.
Nottingham firm Crazy Coffins are giving the deceased the last laugh on their final journeys in caskets including a skip, an iron maiden torture device, a sledge and even a Rolls-Royce.
Despite a name taken from a medieval torture device, along with stories of hotel trashing and wild nights, its members really are a fairly sober bunch, according to guitarist Janick Gers.
They offer a highly controversial look at torture at the arts centre involving a medieval torture device.
This year's show is The Judas Cradle, which takes its title from a medieval torture device and looks at the history of pain and its infliction from the Spanish Inquisition to Guantanamo Bay.
Among them are Joe DiMaggio's spikes worn during his 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a contract Ty Cobb signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1914 (annual salary: $15,000), a 1900 catcher's mask that looks like a medieval torture device and an 1876 baseball of dark-brown leather.
Sent to a US mental hospital, he is put under the supervision of a shady psychiatrist who uses a torture device known as The Jacket.