Updated: FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Erotic pain refers to a sexual pleasure derived from physical pain. Those who experience sexual arousal in response to pain often experience the sexual fetish known as algolagnia. Someone who enjoys receiving erotic pain is commonly referred to as a masochist.
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The concept of erotic pain is common in BDSM practices, as many experience sexual arousal as a response to inflicting or experiencing physical pain. The concept of erotic pain is closely related to both sadism and masochism.