sexual masochism


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masochism

 [mas´o-kizm]
the act or instance of gaining pleasure experiencing physical or psychological pain. The term is usually used to denote sexual m. adj., adj masochis´tic.
sexual masochism a paraphilia in which sexual gratification is derived from being hurt, humiliated, or otherwise made to suffer physically or psychologically.

sexual masochism

n.

sexual masochism

Sexual excitement produced in an individual by being humiliated or hurt by another.
See also: masochism
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If we define sexual masochism as the condition in which sexual pleasure is contingent on suffering, humiliation, and physical pain, then the narrator of A Recent Martyr is a sexual masochist.
The section should have read (missed text in bold): "Except for Sexual Masochism, where the sex ratio is estimated to be 20 males for each female, the other paraphilias are almost never diagnosed in females, although some cases have been reported.
Nonetheless, prevalent caustic tone and the emotional intensity with which Sweeney dissects his characters' problems - including sexual masochism, neurosis and anomie - will considerably restrict pic's theatrical prospects.