Algolagnia



sexual pleasure derived from enduring or inflicting pain, as in masochism or sadism.
Historical Examples

I may here narrate a case which has been communicated to me of algolagnia in a woman, combined with sexual hyperesthesia.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

noun
a perversion in which sexual pleasure is gained from the experience or infliction of pain See also sadism, masochism

algolagnia al·go·lag·ni·a (āl’gō-lāg’nē-ə)
n.
Sexual gratification derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.

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  • Algometer

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