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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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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.
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.
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 dining room table was lit from within, though the severely high- backed chairs look like torture devices.
There will be an immediate ban on the export of torture devices such as electric shock batons and stun guns.