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'''Masochism''' is an urge to derive [[sexual]] pleasure from [[pain]] or [[humiliation]]. As a form of [[BDSM]] play, masochism is closely related to [[sadism]] as a practice of inflicting pain. The basic needs of a masochist is to be a part of another person, to be [[punishment|punished]] and feel the power of a powerful person.<ref>[http://www.love-shop.biz/masochist.html Get in touch with your masochist nature]</ref>
 
The term masochism is derived from the of the 19th century [[author]] [[Leopold von Sacher-Masoch]], known for his novel ''[[Venus in Furs]]'' that dealt with highly masochistic themes.
 
A person acting out masochism is called a '''masochist'''. The basic needs of a masochist is to be a part of another person, to be [[punishment|punished]] and feel the power of a powerful person.<ref>[http://www.love-shop.biz/masochist.html Get in touch with your masochist nature]</ref>
 
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