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autoeroticism

 [aw″to-ĕ-rot´ĭ-sizm]
sexual self-gratification or arousal without the participation of another person, such as masturbation. See also alloeroticism. adj., adj autoerot´ic.

au·to·e·rot·i·cism

(aw'tō-ĕ-rot'i-sizm),
Sexual arousal or gratification using one's own body, as in masturbation.
Synonym(s): autoerotism
[auto- + G. erōtikos, relating to love]

autoerotism

(ô′tō-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm) or

autoeroticism

(-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
2. The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.

au′to·e·rot′ic (-ĭ-rŏt′ĭk) adj.

au·to·er·o·tism

(aw'tō-er'ō-tizm)
1. Sexual arousal or gratification using one's own body, as in masturbation.
2. Sexual self-love.
See also: narcissism (1)
Compare: alloerotism
[auto- + G. erōtikos, relating to love]
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