1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
2. a method of inflicting such pain.
3. Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone.
From the Latin tortūra, a twisting torment.
Is there are more beautiful word in the English language? Doesn't it just roll off your tongue with the rich fullness of honeyed wine?
I love torture.
There is no sight more erotic than the look of excitement and dread on the face of the subject strapped down to my table as I walk towards him across the tile floor and our scene begins.
He's there because he wants to be. I know it, he knows it, but for a moment there the fear is real enough to taste.
Then I apply the first clamp and the fear is lost in the rush of pain.
It will be a long night for both of us, but much longer for him as he pushes himself to his breaking point and back again.
When it's over he'll stand up on shaking legs, elated, exhausted, and stronger than he was when the night began.
And he'll ask when we can do it again. <WEG>