autoeroticism

[ aw-toh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm /
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noun

the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.

Nearby words

  1. autoecious,
  2. autoeciously,
  3. autoecism,
  4. autoerotic,
  5. autoerotic asphyxia,
  6. autoerotism,
  7. autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome,
  8. autoexposure,
  9. autofocus,
  10. autogamy

Also au·to·er·o·tism [aw-toh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɔ toʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of autoeroticism

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + eroticism

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British Dictionary definitions for auto-erotism

autoeroticism

autoerotism (ˌɔːtəʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)

/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
Derived Formsautoerotic, adjective

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