Sexual Sadism Disorder

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Sexual sadism is infliction of physical or psychologic suffering (eg, humiliation, terror) on another person to stimulate sexual excitement and orgasm. Sexual sadism disorder is sexual sadism that causes significant distress or significant functional impairment or is acted on with a nonconsenting person.

 

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Wiki Number: 41-Sexual Sadism Disorder
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Symptoms: Sexual arousal from the pain, suffering or humiliation of others.
Progression: The other person may be consenting or non-consenting; may lead to killing and mutilating
Causes: In a study, 77%-bondage; 73%-anal rape;60%-blunt force trauma; 57%-vaginal rape
Medications: 40% penetration with a foreign object; and 40% offender kept a souvenir.
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Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers

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  • From Fantasy to Reality: Self-Reported Aggression-Related Sexual Fantasies Predict Sexually Sadistic Behavior beyond Indirect and Direct Measures of Sexual Preference
    by Joseph Birke on January 18, 2022

    Aggression-related sexual fantasies (ASF) have been related to various forms of harmful sexual behavior in both sex offender and community samples. However, more research is needed to fully understand this relation, particularly whether ASF is associated with harmful sexual behavior beyond hostile sexism against women and a sexual preference for violence and sexual violence. In the present study, N = 428 participants (61.9% women) between 18 and 83 years of age (M = 28.17, SD = 9.7) reported...

  • The dark side of sports: Personality, values, and athletic aggression
    by Tobias Greitemeyer on January 16, 2022

    The present research examined whether the Dark Tetrad facets-narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and everyday sadism-are predictive of engagement in athletic aggression. In Study 1, participants (N = 603) received a list of 46 sport activities and were asked to assess the level of aggressiveness of the sport activity they participate in most intensively. They also provided self-reports of the Dark Tetrad. As predicted, athletic aggression was positively related to all facets of the Dark...

  • Sexual Violence and Nonconsensual Experiences Among Alt-Sex Communities' Members
    by Susan Wright on January 6, 2022

    BACKGROUND: As behaviors, alternative sexual (alt-sex) (i.e., kink, bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism , consensual non-monogamy, swinging, leather, and fetish practices) practitioners often emphasize that consent and boundaries are key elements of alt-sex activities. Despite these emphases, individuals experience consent violations and sexual assault both prior to engaging and during their involvement in alt-sex activities.

  • Animal House: The Dark Tetrad traits and membership in sororities and fraternities
    by Cameron S Kay on December 16, 2021

    Very little is known about the relationship between antagonistic personality traits and membership in Greek-letter organizations (GLOs). The present study (N = 2191) examined the association between the Dark Tetrad traits-Machiavellianism, grandiose narcissism, psychopathy, and everyday sadism-and membership in sororities and fraternities. Participants who were high in grandiose narcissism were more likely to be in sororities and fraternities, whereas participants who were high in...