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. The notion of abasement can be said to be based in Freudian psychoanalysis.
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