[ aw-toh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm /
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/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for autoerotism
These manifestations have been dealt with in the study of Autoerotism in vol.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for autoerotism
/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /
psychol the arousal and use of one's own body as a sexual object, as through masturbation
Derived Formsautoerotic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medicine definitions for autoerotism
[ ô′tō-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm ]
Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.
Related formsau′to•e•rot′ic (-ĭ-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.