Enjoying the act of causing pain on your lover for sexual gratification is an example of sadism.
Video games that are full of sadism.
Origin of sadism
- After Comte Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after the Marquis de Sade, famed for his libertine writings depicting the pleasure of inflicting pain to others. The word for "sadism" (sadisme) was coined or acknowledged in the 1834 posthumous reprint of French lexicographer Boiste's Dictionnaire universel de la langue franÃ§aise; it is reused along with "sadist" (sadique) in 1862 by French critic Sainte-Beuve in his commentary of Flaubert's novel SalammbÃ´; it is reused (possibly independently) in 1886 by Austrian psychiatrist Krafft-Ebing in Psychopathia Sexualis which popularized it; it is directly reused in 1905 by Freud in Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality which definitely established the word.