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Is a mental disorder associated with sadomasochism?

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Dr. Randy Carrin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Sadomasochism

While dsm-iv considers sadomasochism to be a specific paraphilia that might be considered a mental disorder, there are many sexual experts who would disagree and argue that when two individuals engage in such activities in what is often referred to as a "safe, sane and consensual" manner then there is nothing necessarily wrong with it.

In brief: Sadomasochism

While dsm-iv considers sadomasochism to be a specific paraphilia that might be considered a mental disorder, there are many sexual experts who would disagree and argue that when two individuals engage in such activities in what is often referred to as a "safe, sane and consensual" manner then there is nothing necessarily wrong with it.
Dr. Randy Carrin
Dr. Randy Carrin
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