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sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others

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Study participants were measured on their 'dark' personality traits - sadism, psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism.
Three psychiatrists said James was not mentally ill, but was suffering a sadism disorder involving fantasies in which acts of violence were sexually exciting.
He attacks the sadism practiced toward captives in the civil wars as bestial rather than heroic and relates those extreme practices to the Stoic ideal of strenuous virtue and disdain for the body.
Hopkins imbues the intriguing ideas of the "new psychology" at the turn of the century with significance for black women by making use of these nascent theories in her exploration of racially motivated sexual sadism, by which I mean slavery's eroticization of cruelty.
In contrast to God's domain, hell's concentration of flesh, vice, and sadism makes it a lot of fun, and its fires do manage to illuminate the character of God from below.
The four years of medical school and the two years of MBA education are not mere whims or acts of academic sadism.
While motives of rape, murder, torture, sadism, racism and cannibalism were attributed to Heidnik, McKenzie claims these motives came from the minds of other people; Heidnik's only motive was to have babies, and he chose an insane way to do it.
13 ( ANI ): Sadism is much more common than people would like to believe, a new research has suggested.
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.
And anyone else who whores their soul for this lucrative theatre of cruelty, this slice of prime time sadism, this unforgivable and inexcusable piece of crap.
THERE was an arrogance and sadism about the two thugs who targeted a teenager on a Birmingham bus.
Bentley's on form, and the lowbudget sadism and gore are mildly entertaining.
There is sustained and cumulative casual sadism in the way in which these killings are committed, and encouraged, in the game.
Said ending is the final indignity to an audience who has suffered through two hours of smug sadism in the guise of "entertainment.