Algolagnia meaning

ălgō-lăgnē-ə
Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.
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Abnormal sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or suffering pain; sadism or masochism.
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Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.
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A physical condition that causes a person to gain sexual pleasure by suffering pain, particularly to erogenous zones.
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Origin of algolagnia

  • New Latin algo– Greek lagneia lust (from lagnos lustful slēg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Algolagnie, from Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, “pain”) + λαγνεία (lagneia, “lust”).

    From Wiktionary