Meaning of sadomasochism
Pronunciation: (sā"dō-mas'u-kiz"um, -maz'-, sad"ō-), [key]
- interaction, esp. sexual activity, in which one person enjoys inflicting physical or mental suffering on another person, who derives pleasure from experiencing pain.
- gratification, esp. sexual, gained through inflicting or receiving pain; sadism and masochism combined. Abbr.: S-M, S and M
- sadomasochism (Thesaurus)