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Words related to masochism

sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)

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The book they said was an "eye opening resource" to engage in BDSM or "bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism.
Jassem Al-Mutawa, who is also the president of Iqra TV, said to guest host Muhammad Al-Hajj, a professor from the University of Jordan, that some men suffer from a mental disorder known as sadism, and that some woman suffer from a mental disorder known as masochism
The saucy novels, which contain strong sadism and masochism themes, became the fastest-selling paperbacks of all time when they were released earlier this year and have been flying off the shelves ever since.
Fortunately this incredibly talented, bright, and feisty woman has hit back at what she describes as "the blokeish culture that loves to decry clever women, especially ones who don't succumb to the masochism of Botox, and have no interest in dyeing their hair.
The period from 1989 through the first decade of the twenty-first century presents the author with a range of film products allowing him to ponder the gender politics, and, more precisely, the representations of masculinity in Hollywood moviemaking, inviting the analyst to question their provenance and their possible interpretations, in short how these issues matter to our society today, Greven's thesis, clearly announced from the outset, and admirably focused throughout, is that representations of manhood in Hollywood film from the late 1980s to the present, permit us to see narcissism and masochism emerging as binaries.
Within this 'selfless' spirituality often lies a deep well of pain, grief, and self-destructive masochism that seldom can be resolved through self-sacrifice.
Krueger also outlined the proposed definitions for fetishistic disorder, frotteuristic disorder, transvestic disorder, hypersexual disorder, and voyeuristic disorder, as well as sexual masochism disorder.
S&M is shorthand for sadism and masochism - a sex practice that involves inflicting pain (sadism) or having it inflicted upon you to obtain sexual pleasure.
The construct of masochism serves as a model on various levels to illuminate the protagonist's journey to the interior as she looks for a way out of: "aislamiento y alienacion [para] llegar a terminos con sus experiencias del pasado" (Zanetta 281).
Formally speaking, masochism is a state of waiting," Gilles Deleuze wrote in his 1967 book about Sacher Masoch, Coldness and Cruelty, the first study to consider Sacher Masoch in literary and philosophical (rather than psychological or sexological) terms.
Yet, as Richard Fantina argues in his important new book Ernest Hemingway: Machismo and Masochism, "[a]lthough many critics now readily dismiss the old Hemingway myth of machismo, few seem prepared to acknowledge the masochism that prevails in much of his work" (1).
Her critique of the liberal "intolerance of intolerance" invites us to explore the consonances and disparities between Freud's various theses on instinctual aggression with the aim of understanding political masochism and liberal guilt as subdemocratic conditions of democratic subject formation.
Here three psychologists and a phenomenologist discuss current issues in the field: repetition and transference, self-deception, masochism, and human openness.