- obtaining sexual satisfaction with humiliation, pain and suffering caused by a sexual partner. These feelings are described in detail in his book by Baron von Sacher-Masoch, from where the name of this phenomenon arose - "masochism". Mild manifestations of masochism: the achievement of excitement in a bound state, upon receipt of light strokes on the buttocks, with bites. With an extreme degree of masochism, pain is inflicted on oneself, sometimes in a monstrous form (they stab with a knife, tighten the rope around the neck, set fire to the hair on the chest). Some cases can be fatal.
The combination of sadism and masochism - sadomasochism - is a rather rare type of paraphilia, contrary to popular belief. The common expression that all women are masochists is unfair, because this type of pathology occurs mainly among men.