Erotogenic Masochism

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Erotogenic masochism is the primary, biological, and constitutional masochism that results from libidinal excitation, which provides the physiological basis. It is the psychic superstructure that supports the other forms of masochism, feminine and moral, that Freud described along with it in "The Economic Problem of Masochism" (1924c).

In Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905d) Freud noted that "it may well be that nothing of considerable importance can occur in the organism without contributing some component to the...