What does Masochist mean?

A term for person who feels sexual or other gratification from suffering physical pain or humiliation.


Other definitions of Masochist:

  • A person who finds pleasure in pain or degradation that is self-imposed or from others. Not necessarily sexual in nature.
  • Somebody who can find pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, or pain. Is the M in BDSM, which can mean "Bondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism".
  • An individual who can be sexually stimulated via pain, which can be self-inflicted or delivered by others. Named after L. von Sacher-Masoch, an Austrian novelist active in the mid-1800s.
  • Having or relating to the taste of suffering. Can take many forms, from spanking to sounding.

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How to use the term

  • I would describe myself as a masochist.

  • Just then, with a gag in their mouth and a hand plunging their depths, they thought: "Am I a masochist?"

  • She put on the clamps, most masochistically.

  • Awkward in the streets, masochist in the sheets.

  • Having a love-hate relationship with masochism, I find myself acting as a switch during most sessions.


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