Sexual Sadism Disorder

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

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

4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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  • I enjoy hurting my classmates: On the relation of boredom and sadism in schools
    by Stefan Pfattheicher on January 14, 2023

    Schools can be a place of both love and of cruelty. We examined one type of cruelty that occurs in the school context: sadism, that is, harming others for pleasure. Primarily, we proposed and tested whether boredom plays a crucial role in the emergence of sadistic actions at school. In two well-powered studies (N = 1038; student age range = 10-18 years) using both self- and peer-reports of students' boredom levels and their sadistic tendencies, we first document that sadistic behavior occurs at...

  • Homicide in Relation to Mental Illness: Stigma Versus Reality
    by Zainab A Almomen on December 29, 2022

    This narrative review examines different aspects of homicide among mentally ill individuals to compare the rates of homicide by offenders with and without mental illness and investigate the stigma of mental illness and its consequences. It also evaluates the motives of mentally ill perpetrators and their characteristics and explores weapons of choice in homicides related to different mental disorders. Studies confirmed higher homicide rates among specific categories of mentally ill individuals...

  • Psychopathy among condemned capital murderers
    by Matt DeLisi on December 26, 2022

    Psychopathy is an important forensic mental health construct. Despite this importance, the research base of psychopathy among individuals convicted of capital murder is limited. Archival data were collected from a sample of 636 persons convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in the State of California. Psychopathy was assessed using the Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R) instrument. Data on criminal careers and other behavioral disorders were also extracted. The sample mean PCL-R...

  • Masochism
    by Dominique Bourdin on December 19, 2022

    This text presents how Freud thinks about the masochism. In 1915, it is the return of active sadism in a passive drive which is characteristic of masochism, always secondary. In 1919, he sees in masochism the genesis of perversions. And the article of 1924 knows a primary masochism and distinguishes erotogenic masochism, feminine masochism and moral masochism. After Freud, many studies of clinical forms of masochism can be noted, and in France there is a thesis about the masochism as a first...