Definition of Algolagnia

1. Noun. Sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain.

Exact synonyms: Algophilia
Generic synonyms: Sexual Pleasure
Derivative terms: Algolagnic

Definition of Algolagnia

1. Noun. A physical condition that causes a person to gain sexual pleasure by suffering pain, particularly to erogenous zones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Algolagnia

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Medical Definition of Algolagnia

1. Form of sexual perversion in which the infliction or the experiencing of pain increases the pleasure of the sexual act or causes sexual pleasure independent of the act; includes both sadism (active algolagnia) and masochism (passive algolagnia). Synonym: algophilia. Origin: algo-+ G. Lagneia, lust (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algolagnia

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Literary usage of Algolagnia

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1. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"Passive algolagnia (Masochism).—The gratification of the sexi feeling by suffering pain—real or simulated. In the latter case it symbolic. ..."

2. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"(4) algolagnia, in which the lust is produced essentially by some act of cruelty. This classification does not include an abnormal manifestation which is ..."

3. Christianity and Sex Problems by Hugh Northcote (1916)
"From passive algolagnia, sexuality associated with and aroused by the idea of injuries, etc., which the subject pictures as inflicted upon himself, ..."

4. An Outline of abnormal psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"algolagnia, the exaggeration of the little understood pain-cruelty component of ... (a) Active algolagnia or sadism is the gratification of sexual desire by ..."

5. White and Martin's Genito-urinary surgery and venereal diseases by James William White (1918)
"The perversion may be—1, heterosexual, with abnormal and distorted activity of the sexual impulse, or, 2, homosexual. 1. algolagnia (algos, pain ..."

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