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Can you mention the origin of the word "sadism " ?

Asked by Josna, 28 Jan '11 08:11 am
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The word sadism is believed to be named after the 19th century Frenchman, Marquis de Sade, whose books "Justine" and "120 days of Sodom" are very famous.
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 28 Jan '11 08:14 am

 
  
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The word sadism is believed to be named after the 19th century Frenchman, Marquis de Sade, whose books "Justine" and "120 days of Sodom" caused public outcry for their depiction of torture and pain.
Source: http://gaylife.about.com/od/gaydictionary/g/sadism.htm
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 28 Jan '11 08:12 am

 
  
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