Autosadism, or automasochism is the paraphilia involving sexual arousal from inflicting pain or humiliation on oneself. It can be viewed as a form of masochism, or a sublimated form of sadism, or simply (in the case of pain alone) a way of gratifying algolagnia, the sexual desire for pain.
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