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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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Torture also functions to create communities exclusive of the tortured individual through mystification of the victim's shared human corporeality with the public.
As many as one hundred died in detention, and many were tortured to death.
This man had been arrested and tortured in 1995 in Uzbekistan, Haines said.
Employing a Bakhtinian analysis of Leukippe and Kleitophon enables Ballengee to claim that the erotic body, in this form tortured or pained by way of impaling or other "erotic" attempts at humiliation or pain, acts as a place to which the witness's gaze is directed, furthering her argument that the suffering body is the site of how one understands the limits of bodily integrity and the consequences of that body's vulnerability.
A recent Indian governmental investigation by a special attorney -- the Ravi Chander Report -- exposed how the Indian police had randomly arrested several youth in India and tortured them trying to force them to confess 
 to terrorism.
Moreover, given the "downside" of torture as a practice--extreme pain, loss of autonomy--and the possibility that innocent people will be tortured, the burden of proof is on Bagaric and Clarke to demonstrate that torture (or at least torture of the guilty to extract information) is effective, not just sometimes but most of the time.
Although the tortured exiles come from a broad range of backgrounds, they share experiences of torture, fleeing from their homes and leaving loved ones behind, the often arduous journey to South Africa, and the struggle to build a new life in a country that is sometimes very hostile.
And, she said, "worse than the physical torture was hearing the screams of the others being tortured.
In late November, the European Union began an investigation into whether the United States was contravening international law by refueling in EU airports while transporting prisoners to so-called "black sites" in Europe where they would be tortured.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seemed tortured regarding torture as she denied that the U.
Hundreds of CIA "ghost flights" carrying Islamist terror suspects have landed at British airports - including Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh - en route to secret camps in eastern Europe where the prisoners are allegedly tortured.
Torture victims also offer untrue "confessions" and readily implicate innocent people, who may well then be tortured in turn.