sadomasochism


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sa·do·mas·o·chism

 (sā′dō-măs′ə-kĭz′əm, săd′ō-)
n.
The combination of sadism and masochism, in particular the deriving of pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting or submitting to physical or mental pain or suffering.

sa′do·mas′o·chist n.
sa′do·mas′o·chis′tic adj.
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sadomasochism

(ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm; ˌsædəʊ-)
n
1. (Psychology) the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others
2. sexual practice in which one partner adopts a sadistic role and the other a masochistic one. Abbreviation: SM or S & M Compare sadism, masochism
ˌsadomasoˈchistic adj
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sa•do•mas•o•chism

(ˌseɪ doʊˈmæs əˌkɪz əm, -ˈmæz-, ˌsæd oʊ-)

n.
gratification, esp. sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain.
[1930–35]
sa`do•mas′o•chist, n., adj.
sa`do•mas`o•chis′tic, adj.
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sadomasochism

Psychiatry. a condition of disturbed and destructive personality marked by the presence of both sadistic and masochistic traits. — sado-masochist, n. — sadomasochistic, adj.
See also: Pain
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Noun1.sadomasochism - sadism and masochism combined in one person
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Translations
sadomasochismesado-masochisme

sadomasochism

[ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzəm] Nsadomasoquismo m
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sadomasochism

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sadomasochism

[ˌseɪdəʊˈmæsəˌkɪzm] nsadomasochismo
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sa·do·mas·o·chism

n. sadomasoquismo, derivación de placer sexual infligiendo dolor físico a sí mismo o a otros.
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sadomasochism

n sadomasoquismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Susan Leigh Star, "Swastikas: The Street and the University," in Against Sadomasochism, 133.
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Kylie Minogue was recently criticised after she appeared in raunchy footage to accompany her single Sexercise, while Rihanna's S&M video contained scenes of "sexual bondage, dominance and sadomasochism" - and even led to a warning from watchdog Ofcom to broadcasters.
They may have read the works of Islamists like Sayyid Qutb and Hassan al Banna, but they lack the diagnostic skills needed to access the deeper unconscious levels of psychology that are necessary for understanding the attraction of sadomasochism.
The racy film is based on the novel by EL James about a billionaire businessman with a lust for bondage and sadomasochism.
She details the societal norms and legal and social positions of women during the period, then examines Monsieur Venus in terms of Rachilde's attempt to reverse traditional gender roles by letting sexual perversion permeate what is considered onormalo; sadomasochism and La Marquise de Sade, in terms of hatred for one's own sex and how it can lead to hatred towards the opposite sex; and issues related to female destiny and the widowed woman in La Jongleuse.
James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," Maria has also been introduced to sadomasochism. Maria tackles in her diary the differences among men when it comes to what they want in bed.
You may not have learned much here, but at least you know a 14-letter word for sadomasochism. It's cruciverbalism.
Numerous case vignettes illustrate phenomena and approaches such as the negative therapeutic reaction in the light of object relations theory, totalitarian conscience and totalitarian repression, anxiety in the negative therapeutic reaction, the psychoanalytic understanding of the negative therapeutic reaction, and clinical sadomasochism.
The plot does give an insight into the world of sadomasochism and bondage and it's this which has everyone talking and has apparently spiced up the sex lives of couples around the world.