Definition - What does Pain Play mean?
Pain play is a type of sensation play that features pain as the pleasurable sensation. The practice usually incorporates aspects that are common to BDSM play.
Kinkly explains Pain Play
Pain play typically plays with the pain threshold of individuals. Pain limits and boundaries are pushed, and often have an element of mental play to them as well. Typical play might include whips, bondage, flogging, clamps, etc. Individuals that engage in pain play are often called masochists, which are those that derive pleasure from physical pain.