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  glbtq >> literature >> Sadomasochistic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Over the past two decades, sadomasochistic literature has emerged as one of the most controversial and vibrant forms of lesbian and gay writing.
A fantasy space of leather, sex, power, and performance, S/M is increasingly becoming a privileged arena in the lesbian and gay community for debating the nature of gender identification and sex.
Ancient Greece, Rome, Persia, and Asia, for example, produced a considerable amount of prose, drama, and poetry with homosexual sadomasochistic themes.
www.glbtq.com /literature/sadom_lit.html   (774 words)

  Sadism and Masochism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In other words, the sadomasochist generally desires that the pain be inflicted or received in love, not in abuse, for the pleasure of either one or both participants.
This contradictory character is perhaps most evident in the observation by some that not only are sadomasochistic activities usually done for the benefit of the masochist, but that it is often the masochist that controls them, through subtle emotional cues received by the sadist.
As of 2003, sadomasochistic themes are now common in mainstream erotic fiction, to the point of cliché.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/sadism_and_masochism   (1401 words)

 Sadomasochism: Not a Destructive Form of Sex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Society today typically views sadomasochistic behavior in the same judgmental way that behaviors such as masturbation and homosexuality were viewed in the past.
Some sadomasochistic fantasies and enactments can be therapeutic and allow the client (patient) to fully express their sexual desires in a safe context, and realize that his/her partner can service this full sexual expression.
It is difficult for causes of sadomasochistic desires to be identified because whenever a psychoanalyst thinks one has been identified in a patient, "alibis" emerge that inevitably disqualify the given suspicion.
www.csun.edu /~psy453/sado_n.htm   (275 words)

 The Journal of Sex Research: Sexual Behavior and Social Adaptation Among Sad... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The results showed that the participants were socially well-adjusted and that sadomasochistic behavior was mainly a facilitative aspect of their sexual lives, most participants being flexible in both sexual activities and sadomasochistic role-taking.
Participants who reported practicing sadomasochistic sex with others in addition to their regular partner or who had no regular partner reported that 46.0% of their occasional partners were practitioners of sadomasochism, while 2.9% reported never finding partners for sadomasochistic sex.
When exploring the changes in sadomasochistic preference it was found that 46.3% of the participants had not changed their preference, 17.9% had changed their behavior regarding sadistic preferences, and 21.6% had changed their behavior toward masochistic preferences.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:61487447&refid=holomed_1   (6176 words)

 Criticism: The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911. - Review - book review
The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911.
The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 by Laura Hinton.
Hinton's central claim is that "sadomasochistic desire underlies the experience of sympathy, through the perverse narrative spectator who creates and reflects sentimental image-making" (3).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2220/is_4_42/ai_75950981   (1093 words)

 women's link worldwide - case law | Case of Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v. The United Kingdom
The activities involved as many as forty-four other homosexual men, including a minor, over a ten-year period, and consisted of maltreatment of genitalia with, inter alia, hot wax, sandpaper, fish hooks and needles, ritualistic beatings, branding and the infliction of wounds which resulted in bleeding and scarring.
They appealed to the House of Lords, inquiring whether the prosecution was required to prove lack of consent in cases of sadomasochistic encounters causing actual bodily harm.
The Court found that the State was entitled to consider their prosecution and conviction necessary in a democratic society for the protection of health.
www.womenslinkworldwide.org /co_reg_echr_laskey.html   (586 words)

 Takashi Miike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His supporters see his works as uncompromising comments on the customs of an increasingly fractured modern society, and insist that the violence in his films functions more as a critique of Japanese culture than a celebration of its violent excesses.
One of his most controversial films was the ultra-violent Ichi the Killer (2001), adapted from a manga of the same name, and starring Tadanobu Asano as a sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer.
However, the BBFC refused to allow the release of the film uncut in Britain, citing its extreme levels of sexual violence towards women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Takashi_Miike   (702 words)

 The Law Commission page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
We were told by one respondent that despite misperceptions and fears the sadomasochistic community, both in Britain and in the world generally, has grown very rapidly over the last 10-15 years, although this is not to say that the total incidence of sadomasochistic sex has grown.
They said that all sadomasochists would accept their contention that their sexual practices did not involve violence: the apparently contradictory nature of their activities can be resolved when it is recognised that it derives from the fact that they like certain forms of pain.
Older sadomasochists practise a long-established endurance test whereby the passive partner is required to kneel on dried peas, without movement, for half an hour or longer: the pain is described as excruciating after as little as 20 minutes.
www.revisef65.org /lawcomm3.html   (3146 words)

 Christian A. Gertsch, Love Hurts: Sadomasochistic Aspects of Petrarchan Imagery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
However, such an attempt at explaining the sadomasochistic aspect of the phantasy involved is not satisfactory, because it both trivializes and misconstrues the nature of the sadomasochistic relationship, no matter whether real or imagined.
Both the reversibility of the roles of sadist and masochist, and the contractual nature of the relationship are part and parcel of the conceits in a number of sonnets, especially by Spenser and Sidney.
Because sadomasochistic discourse, too, is a discourse of metaphysics rather than of biology or psychology, because it, too, is a discourse of utopian hierarchies rather than of natural dichotomies it seems to me to lend itself very fittingly to a fresh analysis of a substantial part of 16th and 17th century poetry.
www.cx.unibe.ch /ens/lovehurts.html   (2642 words)

 Memorandum of Law of Amicus Curiae - National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
Among the sexual practices which the NCSF seeks to protect is consensual sadomasochistic conduct; conduct which is engaged in by a significant, albeit silent, community.
What is further clear is that sadomasochistic practices fall within the definition of sexual practices so protected; the Court of Appeals in Onofre held that the ambit of privacy includes "deviate" sexual conduct, not merely sexual conduct enjoyed by the mainstream of citizens.
Contrary to the District Attorney's presumption, sadomasochistic publications are neither de facto nor de jure obscene, but may be found to be obscene if they satisfy the requirements of the obscenity tests provided by the Supreme Court; the same tests non-sadomasochistic publications are held to.
www.ncsfreedom.org /library/jovanovic/amicus3.htm   (4142 words)

 Barbelith Underground > Comic Books > Quentin Quire - the gay Zen sadomasochistic samurai connection
Mishima was born into a samurai family and imbued with the code of complete control over mind and body, and loyalty to the Emperor - the same code that produced the austerity and self-sacrifice of Zen.
He was also gay and a sadomasochist and committed ritual suicide at the age of 45 upon completing his masterpiece, The Sea of Tranquity tetralogy.
BTW sorry to disappoint but just because I read books by Zen sadomasochists with a samurai fetish doesn't mean I am one - just as we're not all bald Scotsmen with a penchant for posing in speedos.
www.barbelith.com /topic/11133   (2169 words)

 Media Watch - 20 years of activism!
One woman who wore a yarmulke was being walked like a dog with a chain around her neck by a woman in Nazi “leathers.” When I protested, the woman in leather politely listened and agreed to remove her own Nazi insignia and her captive’s yarmulke.
We internalize sadomasochistic fantasies because it is the sexuality which has been shoved down our throats from the day we were born.
Sadomasochistic catharsis does not seem to heal sexual abuse either: one women wrote, “after seventeen years of [childhood sexual assault], the lesbians I met just wanted to do more of the same.
www.mediawatch.com /wordpress?p=21   (2757 words)

 Summary of Proceedings - City of Proctor (Proctor, Minnesota) 07-31-2000
A massage parlor which restricts minors by reason of age, or which provides the service of “massage”, if such service is distinguished by an emphasis on nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse, as defined herein, for observation or participation by patrons therein.
A conversation/rap parlor which excludes minors by reason of age, and which provides the service of engaging in listening to conversation, talk or discussion, if such service is distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse, as defined herein, for observation or participation by patrons therein.
A health/sport club which excludes minors by reason of age, or if such club is distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on “specified sexual activities” or nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse, as defined herein, for observation or participation by patrons therein.
www.proctormn.com /placed/story/07-31-2000city.html   (2376 words)

 Providence Phoenix - 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Police arrested two people after breaking up what they said appeared to be a sadomasochistic sex party at a downtown building.
Police arrested two people after breaking up what they said appeared to be a "sadomasochistic exercise party" at a downtown building.
Police arrested two people after breaking up what they said appeared to be a "sadomasochistic festival of righteous indignation" at a downtown building.
www.providencephoenix.com /archive/5/00/08/03/5.html   (236 words)

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Sexual sadomasochistic spanking pictures only for adults just for entertainment.
These spanking are not for real punishment, they are only a erotic game between adults with their consent.
Sexual sadomasochistic spanking stories for adults but only as entertainment.
www.softbytelabs.com /Support/files.php?what=webFetish&order=nom&direction=1   (1712 words)

 Recovery from Child Pornography Use
The images were only those of teens (children past puberty and under the age of 17) and totaled around 100 in number.
There were no sadomasochistic images, and there was no evidence of actual sexual contact with minors.
If violators possess images depicting sadomasochistic acts, have a record of child abuse or previous convictions, or have sold or produced child porn, the penalties are even more severe.
www.childlustrecovery.org /federal_and_state_law/penalties.html   (441 words)

 CNN.com - Potential jurors in Robinson trial told to expect graphic evidence - Oct. 3, 2002
The victim seen on the tape is Suzette Trouten, a Michigan woman whose body was one of two found stuffed into barrels on the accused Kansas serial killer's rural property in June 2000.
Defense attorney Sean O'Brien also warned potential jurors that Robinson had similar sexual relationships with victims Izabela Lewicka, of Indiana, who was killed in 1999, and Vickie Neufeld, a Texas woman who survived what she described as a brutal sadomasochistic encounter with Robinson at a hotel in the Kansas City suburbs.
District Attorney Paul Morrison, of Johnson County, Kansas, where Robinson faces three murder counts, read the list of witnesses the state expects to call in the case, about 100 in all, including family members of several of the victims, detectives, police officers and FBI agents.
archives.cnn.com /2002/LAW/10/03/ctv.robinson.trial   (786 words)

 Sadomasochistic Sexual Addictions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
sadomasochistic sex can lead to physical damage to the body.
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settling eating the a sadomasochistic a have A especially close...
www.addictionpoint.com /sadomasochistic-sexual-addictions.html   (213 words)

 Houston - Page: 1 | Keywords: Sadomasochistic - Archive Search
Sadomasochistic Xmas For many, the title Sadomasochistic Xmas might seem a bit...
It's an overabundant gaggle of the funny and unfunny -- all eager to squint in the glare of the cruel spotlight of a secondary stage.
And there is barely a hint of the sadomasochistic perversity that gave the original Hellraiser such a resonantly nasty...
www.houstonpress.com /search/results.php?section_base[]=culture&keywords=Sadomasochistic   (498 words)

 SSRN-Forces of Consent by Susan Schmeiser
This essay considers the Anglo-American legal treatment of sadomasochistic sexual practices, under which the consent of the masochist furnishes no defense to a charge of assault against the sadist.
Cases addressing sadomasochistic sexual practices, however, reason in the reverse direction: identifying a public injury in violence unchecked and then locating it on the body of the masochist, regardless of the nature of his participation.
Finally, the essay draws an analogy between the suspicion of sadomasochistic consent and that of consent to psychoanalytic treatment.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=440660   (609 words)

 Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Psycic Self Defense Story #4 - One Night in England
But he also told her about his past, about a bizarre and pathetic relationship he had had with a woman for whom he had worked as a domestic servant.
The woman, a wealthy widow, had taken him as a lover, but had quickly transformed the relationship into a sadomasochistic exercise.
She had treated him as a slave, beaten and otherwise abused him.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /article/267   (984 words)

 Guest Commentaries: Sadomasochism and America's Future
The slaves were supposed to tolerate their rulers, and to accept the abuses of their rulers; they were supposed to see this sadomasochistic social relationship as natural, and accept it.
All past empires were organized on a sadomasochistic basis, and lasted for as long as the masses allowed themselves to be abused, and oppressed by their sadistic rulers.
The relevant point I wish to make is that all past empires were predicated on oppression of the many by the few, and that that oppression was based on human tendency to fear, and the fact that the fearful generally permit the fearless to tell them what to do.
www.nigeriavillagesquare1.com /Articles/Guest/2005/09/sadomasochism-and-americas-future.html   (17528 words)

 The Journal of Sex Research: Sexual Behavior and Social Adaptation Among Sad... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Neither sexual orientation nor sadomasochistic preference had any significant effect on this variable.
Sadomasochistic activity does not seem to be associated with extensive substance abuse before or during sadomasochistic sex.
There are several reasons for predicting that sadists have more sadomasochistic sessions than masochists.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:61487447&refid=holomed_1   (6176 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Sadomasochistic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Both the medieval traditions of Christian asceticism and Renaissance erotic writings, such as Antonio Rocco's Alcibiades the Schoolboy, were often permeated with sadomasochistic motifs.
The history of what may be properly termed lesbian and gay sadomasochistic literature is inextricably linked to the history of the American leather scene.
The first male leather bar opened in New York in 1955, and the scene grew in fits and starts until around 1970, when the explosion of the bar scene meant that S/M could became a lasting component of gay and lesbian cultural practices.
www.glbtq.com /literature/sadom_lit,2.html   (769 words)

 Signs of the Times - Do Sadomasochistic Acts Constitute Sex?
"A crucial issue at her trial is whether sadomasochistic acts constitute sex, but she said customers were not allowed to have sex at her nine-room bungalow in suburban Thornhill.
The women in her employ, called 'mistresses,' were not allowed to have intercourse, oral sex or masturbate clients, and touched clients' testicles only to tie them up for bondage rituals, Ms.
Reading from a checklist of such games, defence lawyer Alan Young inquired about 'equestrian training.' 'We dress them up like little ponies and put a bit in their mouth, ride around on their backs and make them jump over obstacles,' Ms.
www.loper.org /~george/trends/1998/Aug/95.html   (408 words)

 National Briefs - 6/14/00
John Edward Robinson, 56, already was in jail on $5 million bail on charges of aggravated sexual battery and theft involving two women he allegedly met for sadomasochistic sex after making contact online.
Three of the victims have been identified -- Beverly Bonner, 49; Izabela Lewicka, 22; and Suzette Trouten, 28, of Monroe.
   DERRY, Pa. -- An assistant scoutmaster who reportedly has an interest in sadomasochistic pornography was charged Tuesday with tying up and blindfolding three Boy Scouts during a camping trip he took alone with them last weekend.
www.detnews.com /2000/nation/0006/14/a05-74905.htm   (313 words)

 When Sex Fantasies Turn Lethal
For some, sadomasochistic behaviors may be a turn-on, whereas for others, they may be a turn-off.
Berlin: The primary factor that distinguishes dangerous and non-dangerous individuals who practice a sadomasochistic lifestyle is that the dangerous ones often find that fantasy and pretend activities alone may fail to cause an adequate degree of sexual excitement.
However, it is clear that, some persons of conscience can feel so driven to act in a sadomasochistic fashion that, in spite of ongoing efforts to resist, they may not be able to succeed in doing so.
echo.forensicpanel.com /2001/3/5/whensex.html   (1839 words)

 JAPA, Vol. 46, No. 3: Abstract of Scientific Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The continuing usefulness of looking at the treatment process through the lens of the therapeutic alliance, particularly in relation to the manifold difficulties of working with sadomasochistic pathology, is suggested.
To this end, revisions of the theory of the therapeutic alliance are suggested to address some of the difficulties that have arisen in conceptualizing this aspect of the therapeutic relationship, and to provide an integrated dynamic model for working with patients at each phase of treatment.
The utility of the revised theory is illustrated in application to understanding the sadomasochistic, omnipotent resistances of a female patient through the phases of her analysis.
apsa.org /japa/463_abs7.htm   (190 words)

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