[sey-doh-mas-uh-kiz-uh m, -maz-, sad-oh-]
- interaction, especially sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
- gratification, especially sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined. Abbreviation: S-M, S and M
Origin of sadomasochism
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- A psychosexual disorder in which sexual gratification is obtained by engaging in sadistic and masochistic interactions.
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