FLAGELLATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a term that is applied to one person who whips another or submits to whipping. It can be a form of penance in a religious ritual or achieving sexual excitement. FLAGELLATION: "The priest used flagellation for his sins." Related Psychology Terms SATANISM SEXUAL BURNOUT FETISHISM SADOMASOCHISM BONDAGE AND DISCIPLINE (B AND D) GENITAL EROTICISM AUTOFLAGCLLATION AUTOEROTICISM GENITAL MUTILATION RITE OF PASSAGE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FLAGELLATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flagellation/ (accessed April 20, 2018).