autoeroticism


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au·to·er·o·tism

 (ô′tō-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm) or au·to·e·rot·i·cism (-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
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.

autoeroticism

(ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) or

autoerotism

n
(Psychology) psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
ˌautoeˈrotic adj

au•to•e•rot•i•ci•sm

(ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also au•to•er•o•tism

(-ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm)

n.
the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.
[1895–1900]

autoeroticism

Psychoanalysis. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual desires within or by oneself, usually by masturbation. Also autoerotism. — autoerotic, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autoeroticism - 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
Translations

autoeroticism

nAutoerotik f
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