The essential features of Paraphilia include recurrent, intense sexual arousal, fantasies and sexual urges or behavior involving the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner who can be children, non-consent persons and non-human objects. Sexual masochism disorder is a class of paraphilia, which causes impairment in occupational, social and personal areas of functioning. Masochism disorder may lead to severe physical injuries and even death. In addition to drug therapy, research has shown that psychotherapy such as behavior therapy, cognitive therapy (CT) and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) are effective in the treatment of sexual masochism.
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