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Being a sadomasochist am I mentally ill?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
That would be a distinct possibility.
You need to see a psychiatrist to sort it out.

In brief: Yes
That would be a distinct possibility.
You need to see a psychiatrist to sort it out.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Enjoying pain
In our society the idea that one can derrive pleasure for inflicting emotional and physical pain on others or receiving is not exactly what is considered the norm. What do we know that sadomasochism, hypersexuality and autism seem to be linked to injury or lesions in an area of the brain called the amydala-hippocampus (muller and others 2011) this opens the door in alleviating obsessions of s & m.

In brief: Enjoying pain
In our society the idea that one can derrive pleasure for inflicting emotional and physical pain on others or receiving is not exactly what is considered the norm. What do we know that sadomasochism, hypersexuality and autism seem to be linked to injury or lesions in an area of the brain called the amydala-hippocampus (muller and others 2011) this opens the door in alleviating obsessions of s & m.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Consensual Sex Play?
If U R referring 2 sadomasochism as form of sex play that people engage in *voluntarily,* w/ the consent of all parties (AKA S&M), yes, many ppl engage in it & find it pleasurable.
S/M pushes the boundaries of pleasure & pain. The fact that all parties CONSENT 2 engage in this play & respect one another's wish 2 STOP AT ANYTIME is what sets S/M apart from abuse, physical assault & sexual assault.

In brief: Consensual Sex Play?
If U R referring 2 sadomasochism as form of sex play that people engage in *voluntarily,* w/ the consent of all parties (AKA S&M), yes, many ppl engage in it & find it pleasurable.
S/M pushes the boundaries of pleasure & pain. The fact that all parties CONSENT 2 engage in this play & respect one another's wish 2 STOP AT ANYTIME is what sets S/M apart from abuse, physical assault & sexual assault.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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