From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



Self-abasement is voluntary self-punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.

Self-abasement might have a religious aspect for those seeking humility before God, perhaps in the context of monastic or cenobitic lifestyle.

It also has a sexual and fetish aspect for those people who enjoy erotic humiliation and other related BDSM practices. Examples of self-abasement practices would include self-flagellation, bondage, torture, public humiliation including online humiliation.

In psychology, abasement is associated with shame (rather than guilt) and it is said to involve the reduction of the subject's self-esteem.

See also

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Self-abasement" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools