SADOMASOCHISM

Sexual practice wherein one partner takes on a sadistic role, while the other submits or takes on the masochist role. Combination of sadistic and masochistic elements in one person, distinguished by both aggressive and submissive periods in relationships with others, often with the derivation of sexual pleasure in both roles.

SADOMASOCHISM: "Sadomasochism may play a role in sex for some couples."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SADOMASOCHISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sadomasochism/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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