sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.
Origin of algolagnia
1900–05; < German Algolagnie, equivalent to algo- algo- + -lagnie < Greek lagneía lust
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I may here narrate a case which has been communicated to me of algolagnia in a woman, combined with sexual hyperesthesia.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
Word Origin for algolagnia
from ML, from Greek algos pain + lagneiā lust
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Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.
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