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Masochism: Introduction

Masochism: An abnormal desire to be humiliated or physically hurt in some way. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Masochism is available below.

Symptoms of Masochism

  • Desire to be humiliated or physically hurt in some way
  • Abnormal amount of time spent thinking about being humiliated or physically hurt in some way
  • Recurring intense sexual fantasies involving being humiliated or physically hurt in some way
  • Recurring intense sexual urges involving being humiliated or physically hurt in some way
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Masochism

  • Psychoanalysis, hypnosis, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, drug therapy
  • Treatment is generally not sought unless the condition becomes problematic for the person in some way and they feel compelled to address their condition. The majority of people simply learn to accept their fetish and manage to achieve gratification in an appropriate manner, but if treatment is sought, options may include: in
  • Hypnosis
  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Masochism

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Masochism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Masochism

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Masochism: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Masochism

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Masochism: Rare Types

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More information about Masochism

  1. Masochism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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