- 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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These manifestations have been dealt with in the study of Autoerotism in vol.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)
- psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
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- Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
- The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.
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