“Empathy in sexually sadistic offenders: an experimental comparison with non-sadistic sexual offenders.”
Previous studies suggest that severe sexual sadism and psychopathy are phenotypically different, although both are characterized by deficits in emotional processing. (…) According to our results, sexual sadists did not differ from non-sadistic sexual offenders with regard to emotional empathy for either positive or negative stimuli. The results suggest that severe sexualsadism is a distinct, pathological sexual arousal response, not a deficit in emotional processing. [via]
Nothing comes close to what I’d like to say about this… if I were allowed.
Img: Romanian Artist, Alex Mirutziu - Self portrait with hood on, 2007