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perversion

any abnormal means of obtaining sexual satisfaction

perversion

[pər′vər·zhən]

Perversion

See also Bestiality.
bondage and domination (B & D)
practices with whips, chains, etc. for sexual pleasure. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
Humbert, Humbert
middle-aged gentleman crisscrosses America staying in motels with 12-year-old “nymphet.” [Am. Lit.: Lolita]
Imp
of the Perverse perversity as motive for men’s actions. [Am. Lit.: “Imp of the Perverse” in Hart, 402]
Onan Judah’s
son; spilled seed upon ground. [O.T.: Genesis 38: 9–10]
Sacher-Masoch, Leopold
von (1836–1895) author who derived pleasure from being tortured. [Aust. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 165]
Sade, Marquis
de (1740–1814) jailed for sexual crimes; wrote of sexual cruelty. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 165]
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