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In psychiatric terminology, erotosexual gratification derived from enduring or inflicting pain; sadism is active-algolagnia ; masochism is passive-algolagnia . The sexologist Havelock Ellis defined the word as: ' pain given in-love '.
Etymology: From the Latin algo, pain, and the Greek lagneia, lust .
See also: algophilia ; doleros ; sadism ; masochism .
See Also: active algolagnia, algolagnia, passive algolagnia

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