autoerotism

autoeroticism

[aw-toh-i-rot-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.
Also, autoerotism [aw-toh-er-uh-tiz-uhm] .


Origin:
1895–1900; auto-1 + eroticism

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autoeroticism or autoerotism (ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm, ˌɔːtəʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
 
autoerotism or autoerotism
 
n
 
autoe'rotic or autoerotism
 
adj

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autoerotism au·to·er·o·tism (ô'tō-ěr'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.
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