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 (ô′tō-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm) or au·to·e·rot·i·cism (-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
1. Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
2. The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.

au′to·e·rot′ic (-ĭ-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autoerotism - using you own body as a sexual object
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
masturbation, onanism - manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
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Unusual foreign bodies in the urinary bladder and urethra due to autoerotism.
Sexology had already been constituted as a separate form of enquiry some time before the appearance of Freud's most important contribution, The three essays on the theory of sexuality (1905) and many of the terms that we tend to identify with Freud, such as libido, component instincts, erotogenic zones, catharsis, autoerotism and narcissism were already in circulation.
Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoerotism.