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Kinktionary: Sadism

February 6th, 2015 1 comment


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One of the words referenced in the acronym “BDSM“.

Sadism is gaining pleasure, sexual or otherwise, from seeing someone else in pain and/or causing that pain. Sadism has many levels, some of which are unhealthy. However, sadism by itself is no longer considered a mental defect by the medical community, and was omitted from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Sadism, as it pertains to BDSM, is the enjoyment of seeing someone else in pain or causing that pain with their full knowledge and consent. A sadist may enjoy seeing someone in physical or emotional anguish, or both. They usually derive some sort of sexual gratification from the act, but they don’t always.

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