sadomasochism

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sadism +‎ -o- +‎ masochism

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  • IPA(key): /seɪdəʊˈmæsəkɪzəm/

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sadomasochism (usually uncountable, plural sadomasochisms)

  1. The practices of sadism and masochism collectively, usually in reference to consensual practices within the BDSM community.
  2. Sadism and masochism: the (often sexual) enjoyment by one person of both inflicting and receiving pain.

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