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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.
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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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The torture device serves as a metaphor for the psychological compression caused by corruption as well as slavery.
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version (there are a few variations) is an arty shot of a torture device by photographer Mark Kessell.
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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. It is in this latter work, in fact, that the overlap of Eros and Thanatos, perhaps Roberts's main interest, puts in its most overt appearance: This seat is designed for pleasure, for life, but like the all-too-similar electric chair, it seems an instrument of lethal contortion and constraint.
"I argued that it was a Nazi torture device." Oswald, who appeared in court in a wheelchair throughout his trial, was, according to Eisenberg, unable to walk and unable to run.
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