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Sexual Etymology: Sadism, Masochism, and Candaulism

by Jason Stotts Today’s words are all etymologically interesting as they are not derived from other languages, but as a reference to the names of their originators. Sadism – the enjoyment of another’s pain or suffering, usually in a sexual context. ┬áThe name is a reference to the Marquis de Sade, author of 120 Days […]