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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  • Paraphilic Interests Versus Behaviors: Factors that Distinguish Individuals Who Act on Paraphilic Interests From Individuals Who Refrain
    by Lauryn Vander Molen on June 14, 2022

    Little is known about distinct factors linked with acting on paraphilic interests or refraining from engaging in paraphilic behaviors. Participants from Canada and the United States (N = 744), aged 19-42 years (M = 29.2; SD = 3.18), were recruited through Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Participants completed questionnaires about their paraphilic interests and behaviors, as well as potential key factors linked to behavioral engagement (i.e., perceptions of consent, sexual excitation/inhibition,...

  • The Dark Tetrad, Intimate Partner Violence and the Mediating Role of Moral Disengagement
    by Laura Jayne Carter on June 2, 2022

    CONCLUSIONS: Those higher in psychopathy may show different offending trajectories for physical and psychological IPV dependent upon the use of MD processes. Despite the DTET adding incremental validity over the HEXACO dimensions, some HEXACO elements better explain the relationship between personality and psychological IPV than the DTET.

  • The Disinhibiting Effects of Anonymity Increase Online Trolling
    by Lewis Nitschinsk on May 20, 2022

    Research assessing online trolling-a behavior designed to trigger or antagonize other users for entertainment-has largely focused on identifying individual differences that underlie the behavior. Less attention has been given to how situational factors influence trolling, such as the disinhibiting effects of anonymity. In this study, we evaluated the roles of both individual differences and levels of anonymity in online trolling. We assessed these through experimentation, a relatively novel...

  • The Revised Assessment of Sadistic Personality (ASP-8): Evidence for Validity across Four Countries
    by Rachel A Plouffe on April 12, 2022

    Subclinical sadism, characterized by infliction of cruelty, aggression, or humiliation on another for subjugation or pleasure, provides important information in the prediction of aversive behaviors that have implications for individuals' and society's well-being worldwide. Given sadism's universal relevance, it is imperative that researchers ensure valid and reliable trait measurement not only among English-speaking individuals, but also cross-nationally among countries in which sadism remains...