sadomasochistic relationship

sa·do·mas·och·is·tic re·la·tion·ship

a relationship characterized by the complementary enjoyment of inflicting and suffering cruelty.
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The courts must judge if showing an adult film -- especially when it is about this sadomasochistic relationship -- is right for children," he added.
And Hawthorne's knowledge of the heart's "morbid" potential not only makes Chillingworth and Dimmesdale's sadomasochistic relationship possible, but also bestows on that relationship the most unexpected quality of mutual pleasure--in distincr departure from the Cenci plot.
Georgie is obsessed with his manipulative, but extremely sexual next-door neighbor, Claudia Nesbitt, and shares a sadomasochistic relationship with her that is supported only by his obsession — Claudia has no love for Georgie.
The film, which tells of a young female student embarking on a sadomasochistic relationship with a wealthy older man, had already taken one million pounds in advance ticket sales prior to its release today, while the first trailer for it pulled in a recordbreaking 36 million views in less than a week when it debuted online last summer.
McDonough, who previously told the jury about the couple's sadomasochistic relationship, testified that Mr.
The authors refer to psychic sadomasochism, a term used to describe sadomasochistic relationship images in the psyche which are enacted onto others, including the analyst, within the therapeutic arena.
The storyline follows a young college student as she embarks on a sadomasochistic relationship with an older businessman.
She soon embarks on a sadomasochistic relationship with her domineering boss that has a dramatic effect on both their lives.
L James' 50 Shades of Grey, which explores the thrill of a sadomasochistic relationship.
Adapted from an acclaimed 2002 novel by lowlife-fixated Brit novelist Niall Griffiths, this thematically ambitious narrative debut for rock-doc director Kieran Evans looks dirtily chic and boasts an unsurprisingly sharp soundtrack, but is on less sure footing with its delineation of a sadomasochistic relationship.
Classified as "mommy porn" for its popularity among middle-aged and older women (although those in their 20s and 30s are also big fans) it's widely considered a poorly written romance novel in which the heroine agrees to be the submissive in a sadomasochistic relationship and loves it.
Isolated in his sadomasochistic relationship and connection to Vienna, he barely takes note of Lotte Budenheim, a young Jewish woman who has fallen desperately in love with the aspiring writer.