Masochism - Definition

May 2017


Definition


Masochism is a term describing the attitude of a person seeking pleasure through psychological distress in the form of humiliation and/or physical pain that the patient likes to inflict on themselves or that another person inflicts for them. Erogenous masochism described in psychiatry is a paraphilia, meaning a sexual deviation, generally considered a sexual perversion. However masochism not only affects sexuality. Masochistic people can get, often unconsciously, into a situation of physical or mental suffering in their everyday life: work, family ... While having a normal sex life.

Related

Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:09 AM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Masochism - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).