Individuals with this paraphilia enjoy inflicting or experiencing pain for sexual gratification. Here are some fast facts about sexual masochism:

  • Slightly more men than women identify themselves as being sexual masochists
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  • The pain the masochist craves may be inflicted by a partner or self-inflicted.
  • An individual with this disorder wants to submit to the will of another, and the  types of activities he or she can become involved with range from mild to  life-threatening.
  • When the masochist is interacting with a sadist, he or she may be restrained  with ropes or chains, paddled, spanked or whipped. The partners may act out a  scenario where one person is in a position of authority over the other, such as  a slave and master, or teacher and student.
  • A masochist may also enjoy being burned, bitten, cut or shocked by electricity.
  • The individual with a sexual masochism disorder may inflict the pain on him or  herself by cutting, burning or self-mutilation.
  • Hypoxyphilia, or near-asphyxiation, may also be attempted. In this activity, the  masochist may place a plastic bag or noose around his or her neck to experience  a lack of oxygen to the brain.

Any sane person is capable of enjoying sex by normal means. I guess role playing could be fun but being burned and electricuted is definitely not a turn-on in my book.

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