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Felicia Fox performs autosadism by pouring burning wax on herself in front of an audience (USA, 2005). Her vagina is also clamped.

Autosadism, or automasochism, is behaviour inflicting pain or humiliation on oneself. It may be related to self-harm[1][2] or a paraphilia involving sexual arousal.[3] It can be viewed as a form of masochism,[4] a sublimated form of sadism, or a means to experiencing algolagnia, a sexual tendency which is defined by deriving sexual pleasure and stimulation from physical pain.[5]

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  1. ^ Maarse, Frans J. (2003). Clinical Assessment, Computerized Methods, and Instrumentation. Taylor & Francis. p. 78. ISBN 90-265-1944-3. 
  2. ^ Tustin, Frances (1986). Autistic barriers in neurotic patients. Karnac Books. p. 60. ISBN 0-946439-25-7. 
  3. ^ Aggrawal 2008, p. 371
  4. ^ Aggrawal 2008, p. 168
  5. ^ Ellis, Havelock (2007). Studies in the Psychology of Sex. 3 (3rd ed.). Echo Library. p. 122. ISBN 1-4068-6282-7.