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algolagnia

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(Adult / Slang)
In psychiatric terminology, erotosexual gratification derived from enduring or inflicting pain; sadism is active algolagnia; masochism is passive algolagnia. The sexologist Havelock Ellis defined the word as: ' pain given in love '.
Etymology: From the Latin algo, pain, and the Greek lagneia, lust.
See also: algophilia; doleros; sadism; masochism.

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