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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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A pet has a soul just like humans and if a person thinks it's easy to torture a cat then it's easy for them to torture a human," he said.
Contacte par Africanmanager, le president de la Ligue tunisienne des droits de l'Homme (LTDH), Abdessatar Ben Moussa a indique, pour sa part, que le rapport de la ligue concernant " la realite des libertes en Tunisie, deux ans apres les elections de 23 octobre 2011" a releve 372 cas de torture dans les locaux de detention ainsi que 20 cas de torture dans les prisons tunisiennes.
Beating using hands and legs, suffocating oneself in a plastic bag, undressing and other tortures are used.
This paper attempts to capture the efforts of those feminist scholars, who call for the expansion of the human right law's norm of torture prohibition, to encompass domestic violence against women incidents (McQuigg, 2011: 6).
Republicans, who have become America's champion of war and torture, are fiercely resisting any investigation, and lauding torture's benefits.
In arguing that torture lite methods meet the criteria of torture, it would be false to then conclude that torture lite methods are all equally as bad or as cruel as the most violent tortures.
Rejali retraces these stealth tortures to their origins in the three principal modem democracies: England, France, and the United States.
The worst tortures were reserved for the most serious crimes, when the evidence was almost enough to convict even without a confession.
As Fox pumped out advertisements for 24's season finale, the newspapers boiled over with revelations of more real torture by U.
Tortures such as rape and sleep deprivation, though officially unsanctioned, are also common.
Abstract: Sexual torture constitutes any act of sexual violence which qualifies as torture.