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sadomasochism

Psychol the combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, characterized by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others
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Given a textuality buzzing with as much erotic charge as The Scarlet Letter contains, is it possible to hear in this bachelor's parting words to the man of his singular obsession not the anguish of a bested opponent but rather a sadomasochistic love cry, uttered by a stricken lover capable of signaling through his anguish the strangest of affections?
A young man battling extreme mental illness brings his sadomasochistic fantasies to life in Harnisch's (Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia, 2014, etc.) latest novel .
Despite varied contributions being made, it is evident that the descriptions provided have an element of unity, and hence overlapping congruent themes depicting the therapeutic psychic sadomasochistic forces involved.
The dynamics of tragedy correspond with the drives registered in the human body, hence the precedence of tragedy in the sadomasochistic practices of the Dionysian Barbarians, who expressed the artistic drives of nature through their "repulsive mixture of sexuality and cruelty" (Tragedy 20).
The strong element of sadomasochistic enjoyment at the core of the fundamental Conradian fantasy permeates both private and public spheres, as well as the more ambivalent area of textual enjoyment.
He rejected the paper's "public interest" defense, because he found no evidence that the sadomasochistic party had a "Nazi theme." This implies that had there been a Nazi theme, it could have been legitimate to publish it, given Mosley's position as FIA president.
According to the authors, the work reflects four consistent themes: "an emphasis on the necessity for a metapsychological approach to all psychological phenomena, the importance of the developmental point of view, an assumption that child and adolescent analytic material and observation of infants and children have much to contribute to the understanding and technique of work with adults, and an increasing conviction about the role of sadomasochism and its omnipotent core in all pathology." Cases describing clinical work are grouped "according to considerations of the development of sadomasochistic pathology, the mechanisms involved, some clinical manifestations of severe sadomasochism, and technical interventions."
Miller came under heavy fire from Concerned Women for America, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Americans for Truth, and the Family Research Council when it was revealed that the Miller logo appeared on a sacrilegious poster for the fair depicting a malicious parody of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper." The poster mimicked the famous painting with half-naked men in leather, sadomasochistic attire posing as Jesus Christ and the apostles behind a table laden with obscene sex paraphernalia.
Midori calls upon her experience as a former professional dominatrix to tell erotic sadomasochistic tales in her freshman effort as an erotica fiction author.
Taking their cue from the sadomasochistic drive of MTV's Jackass, the young dancers often act like stunt people, literally throwing away their bodies.
Performance and visual artists Ron Athey, Chris Burden, Francesco Clemente, Gilbert & George, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Robert Wilson and David Wojnarowicz are among the postmodern bad boys who've found artistic ecstasy in the sadomasochistic body of St.