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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.
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(ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk)

of, pertaining to, or marked by autoeroticism.
au`to•e•rot′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.autoerotic - sexually satisfying yourself (as by masturbation)
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
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The first article explained that there existed three sexual tendencies: homosexuality, heterosexuality, and 'autosexuality.' The majority of men felt or practiced a combination of them.
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Although such a definition rules out homosexuality, autosexuality, and artificial contraception, how it conforms to the rhythm method, infertility, or post-menopausal intercourse remained obscure.