Examples from the Web for masochism
Some might lack the fortitude—or masochism—required to endure a grueling campaign (Rubio).What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight|James Poulos|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Haaretz) Bennett says anti-leftist-NGO bill doesn't go far enough - 'This masochism has to stop,' says Habayit Hayehudi leader.
Féré speaks of sexual algophily; he only applies the term to masochism; it might equally well be applied to sadism.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
It is quite easy to see that this supposed identity of masochism and foot-fetichism forms a seductive theory.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Moll considers that in some cases mixoscopy is related to masochism.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
We may add that, like sadism, masochism occurs in sexual inverts, but always having the same sex for its object.
Masochism (association of sexual desire with submission to cruelty and violence).
British Dictionary definitions for masochism
Word Origin for masochism
Word Origin and History for 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").
Medicine definitions for masochism
Culture definitions for masochism
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.)