I always thought I may have a problem. Masochistic behavior can also occur in the context of a role-playing fantasy. Im very private about the things I like when my kids around. I like choking. The diagnostic criteria also require that the person has experienced significant distress or impairment because of these behaviors, urges, or fantasies.
Treatment can also be complicated by health problems relating to sexual behavior. Black, M. I think one good measire of your own situation is, are there boundries, such as using protection, Certain things you won't enhage in, and certain practaces you maintain like the use of safe words, insuring someone is hiv negative, disease free, drugg free, of age, etc.
Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: They may be receiving the pain, suffering, or humiliation at the hands of another person, who may or may not be a sadist, or they may be administering the pain, suffering, or humiliation themselves. Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry. Thank you for hearing me out.