AUTASSASSINOPHILIA

n. a paraphilia in which sexual arousal is facilitated by the belief or fantasy that the person is in danger of being killed. This paraphilia often includes the staging of sexual encounters characterized by extreme masochism. Sometimes this staging has the real potential for the person's own murder. Also known as autassassin.

AUTASSASSINOPHILIA: "A person with autassassinophilia decided to pretend he or she was in danger of being murdered to achieve an orgasm."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTASSASSINOPHILIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autassassinophilia/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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