Some might lack the fortitude—or masochism—required to endure a grueling campaign (Rubio).
(Haaretz) Bennett says anti-leftist-NGO bill doesn't go far enough - 'This masochism has to stop,' says Habayit Hayehudi leader.
It is quite easy to see that this supposed identity of masochism and foot-fetichism forms a seductive theory.
masochism (association of sexual desire with submission to cruelty and violence).
Moll considers that in some cases mixoscopy is related to masochism.
I suspect that under many of our professed principles there lurk elements of unconscious sadism and masochism.
Perhaps the phenomenon is allied to masochism, since anxiety is to a certain extent painful.
Féré speaks of sexual algophily; he only applies the term to masochism; it might equally well be applied to sadism.
Comparing this ideal to real legal practice is an exercise in masochism.
Throughout life Restif's attitude toward women was active and masculine, without the slightest trace of masochism.
"sexual pleasure in being hurt or abused," 1892, from German Masochismus, coined 1883 by German neurologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902), from name of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), Austrian utopian socialist novelist who enshrined his submissive sexuality in "Venus in Furs" (1869, German title "Venus im Pelz").
masochism mas·och·ism (mās'ə-kĭz'əm)
The act or an instance of deriving sexual gratification from being physically or emotionally abused.
A psychological disorder in which sexual gratification is derived from being physically or emotionally abused.
The act or an instance of deriving pleasure from being offended, dominated, or mistreated.
The tendency to seek such mistreatment.
Abnormal behavior characterized by deriving sexual gratification from being subjected to pain. More loosely, masochism refers to deriving any pleasure from experiencing pain. (Compare sadism.)