- the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation.
Also au·to·er·o·tism [aw-toh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɔ toʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.
Origin of autoeroticism
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Examples from the Web for auto-erotism
I have hitherto, in this chapter, spoken only of the dangers of auto-erotism.The Sexual Life of the Child
Auto-erotism, or masturbation, should never be permitted to become "self-abuse," nor is there any need that it should ever do so.
It is this fact that makes mutual masturbation far superior to auto-erotism.
I do not purpose to enter into a thorough discussion of all the aspects of auto-erotism.
Japanese women have probably carried the mechanical arts of auto-erotism to the highest degree of perfection.
- psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
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