the use of symbolism, allusions, situations, etc., involving sexual attraction or activity between people of the same gender in art, literature, drama, or the like: Wilde's first novel was attacked for its homoeroticism and decadence.
sexual attraction to people of one's own gender; homosexuality: She was not ready to confront her own unexplored homoeroticism.
- Also ho·mo·er·o·tism [hoh-moh-er-uh-tiz-uhm]. /ˌhoʊ moʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.
- ho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik], /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use homoeroticism in a sentence
Yes, it’s a silly, sexist joke, but there is undoubtedly subtle homoeroticism at play.DaBaby, Boosie and Hip Hop’s Love-Hate Relationship With Homoeroticism | Tirhakah Love | August 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Native Cameroonians practiced homoeroticism, with men being allowed to have consensual sex with other men.Cameroon group works to protect, empower LGBTQ community | Prince Chingarande | June 30, 2021 | Washington Blade
homoeroticism might be how this particular repressed desire gets expressed, but intimacy is not the same thing as eroticism.
British Dictionary definitions for homoeroticism
eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex
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