A faction of the BDSM lifestyle shared by many people globally. It is named for both Marquis de Sade (120 Days of Sodom) of noble French birth and also for Leopold van Sacher Masoch (Venus in Furs). Both writers represent the two extremes of the spectrum. Sade represents male dominance, while Masoch represents male subservience. Hence the word we use today is a combination of the two.
Since his teen years he had been reading fictional tales of sado-masochism, and now he finally got the courage to indulge his fantasies. He stepped into the dungeon, dropped to his knees, and beheld his new Mistress. Tonight he would become powerless.
by Dame Alexza February 22, 2009
Sado-masochism is a combination of the words sadism, meaning to take pleasure in inflicting pain on others, and masochism, to take pleasure in pain inflicted on you. Together, the term sado-masochism refers to a wide spectrum of kinky sex relating to pain.
by TheArgonaut October 26, 2006
a sexual practice that can be incorporated into the general lifestyle of a person by which sexual gratification is reached though torturing others or being tortured by others (usually a passion partner) or humiliating or being humiliated by others.
S&M paraphenalia can be found in many stores on Broadway, but as they are pricy sadomasochism can be a pricy lifestyle
by Dezmene May 17, 2006