masochism[mas′ə kiz′əm, maz′-]
- The definition of masochism is getting sexual or emotional pleasure from being mistreated or mentally or physically abused.
- An example of masochism is a person who likes being hurt during sex.
- An example of masochism is a person who seeks out physically abusive relationships.
- An example of masochism is a person who takes on a very unpleasant task.
- the getting of sexual pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically or otherwise by one's partner
- the getting of pleasure from suffering physical or psychological pain, inflicted by others or by oneself
Origin of masochismafter Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1835-95), Austrian writer in whose stories it is described
- The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused.
- The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.
- A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
Origin of masochismAfter Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836–1895), Austrian novelist .
Named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose novel "Venus in Furs" explores a sadomasochistic relationship.