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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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The sadomasochist (who wishes to be harmed) could not derive the
Lesbian sadomasochism is a product of the larger, heterosexual culture which constructs sexuality as naturally sadomasochistic by eroticizing violence and humiliation.(19) The attraction to sadomasochism is not natural but culturally produced; and lesbian sadomasochists, far from exploring a new, liberating sexuality, simply mirror the inegalitarian and sadomasochistic form that heterosexual relations take in a society where men are powerful and women powerless.
In some sub-contexts, such harms may be welcomed (by sadomasochists, for example)--but I can think of no modern state where such a harm would be generally welcomed by the masses.
PERHAPS outside the worlds of megalomaniacs and sadomasochists only football players and managers use the word 'domination' so much.
It featured violent and explicit messages from real sadomasochists after Jenkins left his phone number on cards in London phone boxes.
The technical name for them is sadomasochists. They like to have pain in their sexual adventures.
Since many sadomasochists don't come out until their thirties or forties, they've lived much of their lives in isolation.
Sadomasochistic sex, says Califia, is by definition consensual--a definition that separates it from nonconsensual sex, which she says sadomasochists consider an abuse of power and a form of violence.
Sadomasochists, toe-suckers and latex lovers, you name it, they'll be there.
Now, the sadomasochist community has chimed in with their two cents' worth.