autoeroticism
also autoerotism noun Date: 1898 1. sexual feeling arising without known external stimulation 2. sexual gratification obtained solely through stimulation by oneself of one's own body • autoerotic adjective

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  • Autoeroticism — is the practice of stimulating oneself sexually. The term was popularised toward the end of the 19th century by British sexologist Havelock Ellis, who defined autoeroticism as the phenomena of spontaneous sexual emotion generated in the absence… …   Wikipedia

  • autoeroticism — autoeroticism, autoerotism autoerotism . using you own body as a sexual object. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autoeroticism — /aw toh i rot euh siz euhm/, n. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation. Also, autoerotism /aw toh er euh tiz euhm/. [1895 1900; AUTO 1 + EROTICISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • autoeroticism — noun The practise of stimulating oneself sexually See Also: autoerotic, eroticism …   Wiktionary

  • autoeroticism — Sexual arousal or gratification using one s own body, as in masturbation. SYN: autoerotism. [auto + G. erotikos, relating to love] * * * au·to·erot·i·cism (aw″to ə rotґĭ siz əm) 1. sexual self gratification or arousal without …   Medical dictionary

  • autoeroticism — Synonyms and related words: active algolagnia, algolagnia, algolagny, amour propre, amphierotism, anal intercourse, bestiality, bisexuality, buggery, complacency, consequentiality, coprophilia, cunnilingus, ego trip, exhibitionism, fellatio,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • autoeroticism — n. sexual arousal or gratification through self stimulation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autoeroticism — au·to·eroticism …   English syllables

  • autoeroticism — au•to•e•rot•i•ci•sm [[t]ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm[/t]] also au•to•er•o•tism [[t] ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm[/t]] n. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • autoeroticism —   n. self induced sexual arousal and/or gratification.    ♦ autoerotic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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