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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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The aim is not to stigmatize the torturers but to unveil the truth and establish the foundations of the rule of law, she emphasized.
Surely that has held true for a lot of the unfortunate souls, past and present, who have endured torture during the course of interrogation, and it is not beyond the understanding of any torturer to know that those subjected to an inordinate amount of pain might formulate a narrative or an accusation to impede further pain.
Rejecting the assigned role of victim, the activist sets up this communique to confront the torturer.
Upon seizing power in 1967 the Greek military dictatorship established a training camp for turning new military recruits into torturers.
First, many of these techniques change the intimate physical connection between torturer and victim that is the hallmark of more traditional forms of torture.
NOT LONG AGO TORTURE SCENES WERE RARE ON TV, and both TV and the movies portrayed torturers as villains--sadists, terrorists, or Nazis who had surrendered their membership in the human race.
Sartre is biting in his psychological dissection of both torturer and victim.
THE case has been closed on a torturer who hanged himself in Holme House Prison before he was sentenced.
Jason Burke spent a decade among Muslim people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Thailand and other areas: his guide explores their culture and concerns, blending first-person experiences and encounters with interviews with a wide range of people, from Taliban officials and a former torturer for Husseun's intelligence service to a suicide bomber and an American sniper in Iraq.
As Perry introduces his own views, he also presents the perspective of both the torture victim and the torturer, giving an equal layout without a bias on the debate.
It was still gripping, but there was no twitching corpse, no mutilation, no imploring eyes as the torturer closed in.
Mengele was a humane man in all probability, not a torturer by any stretch of the imagination.