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.
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Origin of masochism
- After Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836–1895), Austrian novelist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose novel "Venus in Furs" explores a sadomasochistic relationship.