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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.
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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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Alejandro told me to forgive my torturers because they had confused me with Veronica Ortiz Hernandez, the woman in photos I was shown.
belt's blast to eight seconds, "that doesn't help a prisoner whose torturer may be setting [the belt] off again and again," says Wood.
I want out of this nightmare, out of this past, out of this room with Alejandro and my torturers. The key is the truth.
Are victims allowed to disclose the names of their torturers during the public hearing sessions?
And when these acts are carried out at the request of a democracy, those who implement them have no secret society of fellow torturers to turn to for social support or comfort.
I think if the torturers believe in their torture, if they do not justify their inhumane behavior with something external (the uniform, the state, orders, etc.), they might go insane.
Amnesty International, which monitors the human rights violations of prisoners, explains that torture 'does not occur simply because individual torturers are sadistic....
The five Bulgarian nurses, Georgiev and al-Hadjudj were interrogated in the Libyan torturers probe in August the same year, together with journalists and diplomats.
"One of the main reasons we asked was because one of our torturers is absolutely massive, about 6ft 5ins and I thought it would be great to see the two of them going face to face.
Bulgarian prosecutors earlier had tried to pursue proceedings against the torturers of the medics but received no response from Gaddafi's authorities.
They say that the executors have turned into torturers who take away their souls only for some debt.