Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sadomasochism

"In 1843 the Hungarian physician Heinrich Kaan published Psychopathia sexualis ("Psychopathy of Sex"), a writing in which he converts the sin conceptions of Christianity into medical diagnoses. With his work the originally theological terms "perversion", "aberration" and "deviation" became part of the scientific terminology for the first time."

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadomasochism