- obtaining sexual satisfaction in the humiliation, pain and suffering caused by the sexual partner. These sensations are described in detail in his book by Baron von Sacher-Masoch, from which came the name of this phenomenon - “masochism”. Mild manifestations of masochism: achieving arousal in a bound state, when receiving light blows to the buttocks, when biting. With extreme masochism, the pain is inflicted on oneself, sometimes in monstrous form (stabbed, tightened the rope on the neck, lit the hair on the chest). Some cases can be fatal.
The combination of sadism and masochism - sadomasochism - a rather rare type of paraphilia, contrary to popular belief. The existing expression that all women are masochistic is unfair, because This type of pathology is found mainly in men.