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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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Edinburgh's newest museum is a stunning series of galleries displaying some of Scotland's most precious treasures, from Roman silver to grim execution and torture devices.
For many a big block to toning up is a public gym with all those body machines that look like torture devices and the bodies/machines that are working out on them.
He's come back from America to start a computer business in his home town but Frances reckons that the company is also selling torture devices to the Third World.When she gets her teacher embroiled in her plans to expose Fraser, Gregory is forced to stop just talking politics and take action instead.
People who were so thoroughly into their alternative lifestyle that they couldn't appear anywhere ordinary without being harassed would come out of their warrens to display all their piercings, tattoos, and torture devices turned into necklaces and bracelets.
El Muro de los Instrumentos (Wall of instruments, 1994-95), small wood and brass forms hung on the wall, more straightforwardly suggests an array of strange torture devices. El Muro del Silencio (Wall of silence, 1994-95) consists of a piece of whitened glass with "el muro del silencio" engraved upon it; the piece hauntingly and simply evokes at once the silence of repressed speech and the ghostly paleness into which identity fades without self-expression.
District Court here that a city man maintained a dungeon - with a child-sized coffin and other torture devices - in his basement.
The protest, which was to be held near the office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, was meant to be a public display of various torture devices. The event was cancelled.
There will be an immediate ban on the export of torture devices such as electric shock batons and stun guns.