Sadomasochism is defined as a sexual enjoyment of both sadism (a desire to give pain) and masochism (a desire to receive pain).(noun)
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.
See sadomasochism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < sad(ism) + -o- + masochism
See sadomasochism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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