Asked by Claire Malmquist on Feb 18, 2024

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Rachel and Simon enjoy mild sadistic and masochistic sexual interaction.Which of the following statements is likely true about these behaviors?

A) They would not receive a diagnosis of sexual sadism or sexual masochism disorder.
B) The sadistic behavior would receive a diagnosis, but not the masochistic behavior.
C) The masochistic behavior would receive a diagnosis, but not the sadistic behavior
D) Rachel and Simon both qualify for a diagnosis of sexual disorder.

Diagnosis

Label given to a set of symptoms that tend to occur together.

  • Understanding the criteria for sexual sadism and sexual masochism disorder.
  • Recognizing the distinction between sadistic and masochistic behaviors.
  • Identifying the potential diagnoses for Rachel and Simon based on their behaviors.
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Burcin Bicakci

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
A
Explanation :
The mild sadistic and masochistic behaviors described are not severe enough to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of sexual sadism or sexual masochism disorder. These behaviors are consensual and do not cause significant distress or impairment for either individual involved. It is important to note, however, that if these behaviors became more extreme, caused harm or distress to either partner, or were non-consensual, a diagnosis of a sexual disorder may be appropriate.