erotism

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er·o·tism

 (ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
Eroticism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erotism - a state of anticipation of sexuality
sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
2.erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desireerotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
carnality, lasciviousness, lubricity, prurience, pruriency - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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erotism

noun
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In particular, a bimodal age distribution has been observed: patients in their twenties had FBs for anal erotism or because of sexual assaults, while patients in their sixties mainly used them for prostatic massages or to break faecalomas.
The prurient fascination with gay sexual activity in this story is, in turn, related to a marked 'anal erotism' (Freud, 1991: 300) in the pun 'rear gunner'.
1991 [1917], 'On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Erotism', in S.