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Sexual Masochism and Sadism

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Brief Description

Masochism - Pleasure derived from being physically or psychologically abused, whether inflicted by oneself or by others. Masochism includes sexual masochism.1

Sadism - A condition in which there is a derivation of pleasure from inflicting pain, discomfort or humiliation on another person or persons. The sexual significance of sadistic wishes or behavior may be conscious or unconscious.1

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1 2005 MeSH, U.S. National Library of Medicine

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