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What is it with the sadism present in men?

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Dr. Randy Carrin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Sadism in men

Sadism involves real acts in which an individual derives sexual excitement from the psychological or physical suffering of another. This sexual behavior is quite uncommon and can be seen in both women and men.
It may be possible that you are mistaking controlling behavior for sadism. Men who are controlling may do so with a variety of causes, and control may take many forms.

In brief: Sadism in men

Sadism involves real acts in which an individual derives sexual excitement from the psychological or physical suffering of another. This sexual behavior is quite uncommon and can be seen in both women and men.
It may be possible that you are mistaking controlling behavior for sadism. Men who are controlling may do so with a variety of causes, and control may take many forms.
Dr. Randy Carrin
Dr. Randy Carrin
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