Sadomasochism combines both sadistic and masochistic sexual behavior. The main characteristic of sadomasochism is the eroticizing of pain.
What may appear to an outsider to be painful, even sometimes very painful, is infact
experienced as somewhat painful but pleasurable and very sexually arousing to the sadomasochist.
The sadist in the sadomasochistic pair is the person who inflicts the pain
or punishment, the masochist is the person who submits to the pain,
or control of his or her partner.
Sadomasochistic sexual encounters usually happen in the context of scripted
scenes that simulate interactions between master or mistress and slave,
employer and servant-maid, teacher plus many more.
Sadomasochists tend to alternate between the masochistic and sadistic roles.
Milder forms, without cruelty or bodily punishment, dominance and
submissive behaviors are found in many relationships, or may be a part of fantasy life. Alot of people enjoy this sexual turn on.
Although sadomasochistic acts in their extreme forms can be physically and
psychologically dangerous, the majority of people engaging in these
behaviors do so with an understanding, respect and all due care and stay within carefully
It is not for the faint hearted as it can get out of hand if no boundaries are set.
Many couples practise some form of Sadomasochism at one point or another in their relationships, but most are set by rules, or it usually tends to be more soft core BSDM.
Do not confuse the two. Both seem similar but they are not.
It can be a great experience for anyone, but you have to be willing to be put in that position to begin with. Bottom line is , it depends on your own sexual desires and if you have pain threshhold, because do not be mistaken, pain is involved!
If you have a drive for pain, then give it a whirl. Its not for everyone at all.
Some people draw the line with the pain aspect as it is not the same a BSDM.
If you like a slap and tickle then stick to the norm of BSDM.