Sadism

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The dictionary definition of Sadism is this;-

sa·dism [sey-diz-uhm, sad-iz-]

noun

  • 1.

Psychiatry. the condition in which sexual gratification depends on causing pain or degradation to others. Compare masochism.

  • 2.

any enjoyment in being cruel.

  • 3.

extreme cruelty.

Sadism may refer to;-

  • 1.

Sadomasochism, consenting partners willingly engaging in aspects of pain or humiliation for sexual pleasure. Also, BDSM.

  • 2.

Sadistic personality disorder, obsolete term proposed for individuals who derive pleasure from the suffering of others. Also Antisocial personality disorder.

  • 3.

Sexual sadism disorder, medical/psychological condition for sexual arousal from inflicting pain/humiliation on unwilling, non-consenting victims.