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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.
Exemplifying the role of the artist as a healer, activist and innovator, Djabali's poem records oppressive and criminal colonial practices, resists taboos and creates ways of talking about rape, exposes colonial officials and holds them up for scrutiny, insists that the supposedly high art of poetry serve the needs of the most oppressed people, tries to educate torturers and colonial officials, and seeks to disabuse settler colonial women and officials about the impact of colonial oppression on their own lives and the next generation.
Torturers had a range of motivations including the desire to follow orders and reap the rewards.
The memos that the Obama administration has disclosed teach us that anyone who complies with seemingly noble principles dictated by a "sense of duty" or by the necessary "defence of the homeland," or who is urged by a basic fear for his own life and welfare, or the lives and welfare of his kin, can become a torturer.
The two torturers perform a cabaret style duet in which they play cat and mouse with the victim - apparently entertaining him as they stalk him and then turn.
The distinction between the methods referred to as torture lite and so-called real torture serves a further aim: it is sometimes used to distinguish not only between types of torture methods but also between the moral character of torturers and their motivations.
A therapist specializing in child sexual abuse and trauma, Moffatt tells stories of basement torturers, serial killers, devil worshipers, Nazis, killer doctors and preachers, and others.
IraqCOs human rights ministry says it wants to put on trial torturers who benefit from full immunity despite what it says are dozens of proven cases of abuse in the countryCOs prisons.
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.
The readings seek to better understand this hot-button issue, and cover the history, experience, and dynamics of torture, who the torturers are, and what experience has shown ultimately can bring an end to torture and healing to victims.
TORTURERS who slashed a terrified teenager and stubbed out cigarettes on her head and body were behind bars last night.
There seems to be little point to this horror franchise except as a primer for deranged torturers.