What Is Masochism?



Masochism is the belief that one is secretly deserving of punishment. Whilst sexual masochism can be fun, emotional masochism – which is much more common – often stems from unexamined trauma.
Sign up to our new newsletter and get 10% off your first online order of a book, product or class: https://bit.ly/2TMs0dT
For books and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://bit.ly/2XeNOQ1
Our website has classes, articles and products to help you lead a more fulfilled life: https://bit.ly/399PiAq
Join this channel to get access to exclusive members perks:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IcJI8PUf5Z3zKxnZvTBog/join

FURTHER READING

You can read more on this and other subjects on our blog, here: https://bit.ly/3hMJ6T2

“The word Masochism derives, somewhat unfairly for him and his family, from the Austrian 19th century aristocrat and writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. As a young man, Leopold made a conventional marriage to a fellow member of the nobility, Aurora von Rümelin, but he swiftly discovered that his sexual tastes could not be accommodated within the relationship. When he was contacted by an admiring reader, a Baroness Fanny Pistor, under the ostensible excuse of seeking help with her writing style, he was able to discover a whole new side to his sexual identity. What he wanted most of all was that Fanny would dress in a grand and imperious-looking fur coat, flog him, dominate him and treat him with haughty cruelty. He wanted Fanny to call him ‘Gregor’, at that time a popular servant’s name – and when they travelled, despite being far wealthier than her, insisted on being forced to sit in third class while she took her place in first…”

MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE

Watch more films on SELF in our playlist:
http://bit.ly/TSOLself

SOCIAL MEDIA

Feel free to follow us at the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/

CREDITS

Produced in collaboration with:

Gemma Green-Hope
http://www.gemmagreenhope.com/

Title animation produced in collaboration with

Vale Productions
https://www.valeproductions.co.uk/

source