- Sadomasochism is defined as a sexual enjoyment of both sadism (a desire to give pain) and masochism (a desire to receive pain).
When a couple is in a relationship where the man enjoys whipping the woman and the woman enjoys being whipped and both derive sexual pleasure from these activities, this is an example of sadomasochism.
Origin: from sad(ism) plush -o- plush masochism
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- saˌdo·masˈo·chist noun
- saˌdo·masˌo·chisˈtic adjective
sadomasochism - Medical Definition
- sadomasochist noun
- sadomasochistic adjective