Sado Masochism Psychology


Sado masochism psychology has been a very intriguing topic for many people from various parts of the world. This is due to the fact that it involves many different issues and concerns that require more mature understanding and open mindedness. In most circumstances, sadomasochists had been confused with sadistic and masochistic roles. In a mild form, with no overt bodily punishment or cruelty, the submissive and dominance behaviors are found in various relationships. Or, this can be a sort of fantasy life element.

Even if sadomasochistic acts may be psychologically and physically dangerous in their own extreme forms, many persons are still engaged in such behaviors. They even understand the risks in it and remain within such limitations that are carefully predetermined.

What is Sadomasochism?

Sadomasochism refers to the degrading and humiliating sexual perversion formed which has been practiced by certain individuals who are suffering from some emotional problems. Research revealed that prior sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse contribute a lot to the need of a person to get engaged in this kind of self-destructive behavior.

In fact, there are 2 roles present in a sadomasochistic setting. First is a dominant person (the sadist) who has been deriving sexual pleasure through binding, humiliating, degrading and/or even inflicting pain on her or his sex partner. The other role is a submissive partner (the masochist) who has been receiving the dominant’s mistreatment, wherein during the process, is claiming to obtain sexual pleasure. But unfortunately, death already resulted from sadomasochism as a sex-play form. For this reason, many individuals believed that this can be a dangerous sex-play form and must be addressed as the perversion that needs psychological therapy.

Why Does Anyone Participate in Sadomasochism?

In most cities nowadays, there are groups of normal people who get together in order to discuss and practice S/M (Sadomasochism) in lesser extent. S/M actually means an individual who is enjoying deliberate infliction of pain on another individual who, for any reason, wants to receive the pain. However, for you to understand the reasons behind why such individuals gather to practice and discuss S/M, you should understand the distinction between traditional and old mainstream masochism and sadism concept. It is also essential to know the newest S/M concept that is now practiced in healthier manner.

Furthermore, such participants typically had significant psychological disorder or imbalance. Their sadomasochism activities have been usually causes longer term harm which both mentally and physically. The participants in this present world are totally distinct from the old concept.

An element of modern Sado Masochism psychology scene is that sadomasochism has been integrated with sane, consensual and safe motto: tolerance and respect for other persons. Many individuals in the S/M communities have respect with one another even if they dislike some aspects of other members. And that is what they call as tolerance.

Sado Masochism Psychology has been an interesting topic to discuss especially with the persons involved. Though the S/M style could be extremely compared with what the society enjoys than being “sick”, it still leads to multifaceted abundance of a person’s spirituality.

-Flow Psychology Editor