Is there a word where you look for things that trigger you, not to desensitise yourself but to hurt yourself? So, emotional, mental or psychological self harm. Is there a word for it?
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This kind of self-harmful behavior is autosadism. It is the desire to inflict harm on oneself, either physical or psychological, and may or may not be sexual in nature.