Recent Examples of sadomasochism from the Web
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Blood, sadomasochism, handcuffs and prison cells — this was erotic torment underlined by swirling soul-rock arrangements.
Make Degradation Sexy Again—or Bad Behavior, as the cover has it—proves that Gaitskill is still our foremost literary authority on whips, bondage, and sadomasochism.
A six-character piece for women, the play is a fascinating rococo experiment in power—the sadomasochism that, for Fassbinder, at least, defines most human interactions.
Mistress Ruby Ties It Together, which explores the bizarre world of sadomasochism.
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Origin and Etymology of sadomasochism
International Scientific Vocabulary sadism + -o- + masochism
First Known Use: 1919See Words from the same year
SADOMASOCHISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sadomasochism for English Language Learners
: sexual behavior that involves getting pleasure from causing or feeling pain
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