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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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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Anorexia, masochism, self mutilation and autoerotism: The spider mother.
Unusual foreign bodies in the urinary bladder and urethra due to autoerotism. Int Neurourol J 2010;14:186-9