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Question: Does Sadist + Masochist = Love!?
If a Sadist is a person who loves to inflict punishment and a Masochist is someone who loves to receive it, then does that make a Sadist and a Masochist the perfect couple!?

!.!.!.Or is there some hidden mental flaw I'm not seeing that would prevent such a relationship from working out!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Not a good way of looking at things! Sadist and Masochist are only labels that describe the behaviour!. Such people have personality flaws that are deep and probably not compatible!.

If you consider that both sadism and masochism are basically destructive behaviours then their relationship would certainly not be a constructive, loving, helping one!. In extreme cases the behaviours would escalate to serious health concerns!.

The flaw I see is that love is based on helping, caring and preserving another person's well being!. Love is kindness, and no one should get hurt!. Both the sadist and masochist, are too selfish with there own pleasures to look toward the welfare of the partner!.

Hope that helps,


ooh what a crazy couple!.!.!. the sadist will end up killing the masochist anyway!.!.!. they might seem perfect together for a little while!.!.
but then again, would a sadist enjoy hurting someone they love!? because most of the sadistic psychopaths usually harm strangers or people they're not so fond of!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

No!. You have to realize: YOU ARE DESCRIBING TWO FETISHES!. As in, they cause sexual arousal!. Lust is not love!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Your definitions are correct and I guess they would be a good match but what a relationship!. God forbid they have children!.Www@QuestionHome@Com