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autoeroticism

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

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

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

Origin of autoeroticism

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + eroticism
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British Dictionary definitions for autoeroticism

autoeroticism

autoerotism (ˌɔːtəʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)

/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

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

Derived forms of autoeroticism

autoerotic, adjective
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