Masochism meaning

măs'ə-kĭz'əm
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.

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The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.
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The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused.
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A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
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The getting of sexual pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically or otherwise by one's partner.
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The getting of pleasure from suffering physical or psychological pain, inflicted by others or by oneself.
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The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve being made to suffer physical or mental pain.
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The deriving of pleasure from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.
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A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
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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.
    From Wiktionary