Latest comment: 5 years ago by HalJor in topic Lack of Context



Sadism in the context of sexual pleasure was adopted by the idealist Sigmund Freud. It is more generally known by the definition below which does not involve sexual acitivity.

Sadism: The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty. Extreme cruelty. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:44, 19 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Lack of Context


There is no explanation of what a person feels when they are being sadistic. A discussion here of power dynamics might be useful.

Also a section on sadomasochism that recognizes the apparent power dynamics may be substantially different from the actual power dynamics. The sadist may be in control of the dynamic, but equally the masochist could be in control of the dynamic or it could be being negotiated, shared or ignored. As with other forms of sexual play, the emotions surrounding sadomasochism is complex. X-mass (talk) 23:02, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

This is effectively a disambiguation page. The topics you are asking about may be better suited under any of the pages linked from this one. HalJor (talk) 23:19, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply