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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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So the only people going this afternoon, really, will be sadomasochists. Oh, and families.
Although objectification is generally viewed as an exclusively negative experience and as a form of dehumanization (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997; Haslam, 2006), research examining body satisfaction among consensual sadomasochists suggests that this context has the potential to empower individuals by allowing them to actively negotiate objectification and view it a different way (Martinez, 2016).
She seeks to challenge the fact that, "[f]rom the law's perspective, sadomasochists are not proper cartographers of their own desires." (20) Thus, while she is careful to acknowledge that all narratives invoke a normative agenda, she tends to challenge those that reflect dominant, negative understandings of s/m culture, and tends to validate those that present alternative perspectives or speak from lived experience (or both).
At the same time, queer has provided a community of inclusion for those who do not identify with the heterosexual/homosexual binary, such as bisexual people (who are often excluded from both straight and gay/lesbian communities), transgendered and transsexual people (whose border crossings in terms of gender often do not correspond to a same-sex desire), and sadomasochists (who identify not necessarily in terms of sexual object choice, but rather, sexual practice).
It will be interesting to watch the gyms gradually empty over the next few weeks until only the hardcore - sadomasochists who actually enjoy exercising and do it all year round - remain.
I have a solution for this: let us listen to the preachers in the [Arab] Peninsula, who want us to live in the past, because the past is cheaper...either this, or let us leave Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya to the political and economic sadomasochists, and switch to an art channel and to Haifa.
It is simply not clear that legislators know enough to be wading into the morality of what goes on in the bedrooms of sadomasochists, or to be passing judgment on the morality of amputations by those who view their own limbs as ego-alien, or to be regulating extreme sports so as to reduce their extremism.
of homosexual sadomasochists voluntarily and enthusiastically committed
A manic Brahms "Hungarian Rhapsody" is turned into the "Degenerates' Dance" for the family cross-dressers, lunatics, megalomaniacs and sadomasochists. Wagner's "Wedding March" from "Lohengrin" is sung in a minor key to lodge the protest of Marie Louise (Delia Mayer) against her union with Napoleon.
The line between SM and "normal" sex is fuzzy, and many people who would not identify themselves as sadomasochists enjoy sexual acts that involve some level of pain.