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(ɪˌrɒtəˈdʒɛnɪk) or


originating from or causing sexual stimulation; erogenous
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(ɪˈrɒdʒ ə nəs)

also er•o•gen•ic

(ˌɛr əˈdʒɛn ɪk)

1. particularly sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body: erogenous zones.
2. tending to arouse sexual desire.
[1885–90; < Greek érō(s) Eros + -genous]
e•rog`e•ne′i•ty (-ˈni ɪ ti) n.
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The regression involved in this spread of the libido would first manifest itself in a reactivation of all erotogenic zones and, consequently, in a resurgence of pregenital polymorphous sexuality ...The body in its entirety would become an object of cathexis, a thing to be enjoyed--an instrument of pleasure.
A previous G-spot's study from our group examining human erotogenic nerves in the anterior vaginal wall revealed significant differences in the nerve fiber and microvessel densities when comparing distal-third and proximal-third vaginal areas in postmenopausal but not premenopausal women, suggesting that hormonal-neural interactions occur in the vagina [5].
In The Economic Problem of Masochism, Freud identifies three types of masochism as erotogenic, feminine, and moral, the most important of which is moral masochism, defined as "a sense of guilt which is mostly unconscious" (161).
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In Islamic convention, eyes are powerful erotogenic zones that can produce as much pleasure as penis does (Malti-Douglas 27).
In the 'Economic Problem of Masochism' (1924), Freud, working from Krafft-Ebing's early formulations, develops distinctions between different types of masochism: primary or erotogenic masochism, he suggests, can develop into moral masochism (the result of unconscious guilt) or feminine masochism (the staging of a 'characteristically female situation').
Unintentionally, Freud, in a way, foreshadows the female erection when he opines: "The pressure of the erect member probably led to an analogous change in the corresponding female organ, the clitoris; and the excitation of this second erotogenic zone was referred by a process of displacement to the simultaneous pressure against the thorax and became fixed there" (61).
Nipples are considered erotogenic human body parts and have unique characteristics in all pornographic images.
Here the opposition between two currents, which runs through all sexual life, is already developed: they cannot yet, however, be described as 'masculine' and 'feminine,' but only as 'active' and 'passive.' The activity is put into operation by the instinct for mastery through the agency of the somatic musculature; the organ which, more than any other, represents the passive sexual aim is the erotogenic mucous membrane of the anus.
But the AAP's 2012 report on male circumcision completely ignored the human rights of boys and failed to examine the double standard and issues of medical ethics in the permanent amputation of a functioning erotogenic organ from a baby boy without his consent or any medical need.
Thinking about the film's chief site of sexual anxiety as the mouth rather than the anus-which, admittedly, is to insist upon a starker theoretical/organic split than one might wish for-forces us to rethink the influential Freudian hierarchalization of erotogenic zones, most comprehensively explicated in Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, which posits first the oral, then the anal, and then the phallic as a progressive series of stages in childhood psychosexual development as well as the familiar, easy elision between male homosexuality and the anus.