Sadomasochism meaning

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Sadomasochism is defined as a sexual enjoyment of both sadism (a desire to give pain) and masochism (a desire to receive pain).

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.

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The combination of sadism and masochism, in particular the deriving of pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting or submitting to physical or emotional abuse.
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The getting of pleasure, esp. sexual pleasure, from sadism or masochism, or both.
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The combination of sadism and masochism, in particular the deriving of pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting or submitting to physical or mental pain or suffering.
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Sadism and masochism in one person; the enjoyment by a person of both inflicting and receiving pain.
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Sadomasochism for sexual gratification.
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The practices of sadism and masochism collectively, usually in reference to consensual practices within the BDSM community.
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