autoerotic

[aw-toh-i-rot-ik]
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adjective

producing sexual excitement or pleasure without association with another person or external stimulation.

Origin of autoerotic

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + erotic
Related formsau·to·e·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of auto-erotic

  • The people of his auto-erotic novel Crash coil sex, death, and the motor car, a megadose of pleasure brew.

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    The Best Hot Reads of 2013

    Nicholas Mancusi, Mythili Rao

    December 30, 2013

  • The people of his auto-erotic novel Crash coil sex, death, and the motor car, a megadose of pleasure brew.

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    This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013

    Jimmy So, G. Clay Whittaker, Tunku Varadarajan

    February 4, 2013

  • Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, allegedly died of an auto-erotic accident, as did Kung Fu star David Carradine.

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    Europe's Dangerous Sex Craze

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    September 16, 2011

Historical Examples of auto-erotic


Word Origin and History for auto-erotic
adj.

1898, coined by Havelock Ellis from auto- + erotic. Related: Auto-eroticism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper