Home > Sex > Need-to-know > Glossary 10 February 2004 Sadism The infliction of the sensation of pain in order to achieve sexual excitement. The term was developed from the writings of Marquis de Sade. 0 Pin It Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Talk Heart to heart » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » The infliction of the sensation of pain in order to achieve sexual excitement. The term was developed from the writings of Marquis de Sade. More in Sex Cystitis More: Need-to-knowGlossary advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.