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 (hō′mō-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also ho·mo·er·o·tism (-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
The quality of being homoerotic or being represented as homoerotic.

homoeroticism, homoerotism

1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. — homoerotic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
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Instead simultaneous orgasm was an artifact of early twentieth-century heteroeroticism which, unlike its counterpart homoerotism, is rarely studied because of its assumed binary-derived qualities.
In speeches touching on issues as diverse as house-sharing, cricket and homoerotism, Ashley Giles paid tribute to his teammate, while Brown replied with words guaranteed to raise a cheer: 'the drinks are on me.
In other words, I wish to resist the assumption that Baldwin believed his representation of homoerotism necessitated a transfiguring of race because of a prevailing belief in African American communities that the proper locale for same-sex desiring is among whites.