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frotteurism

 [frŏ-tu´rizm]
a paraphilia in which there are repetitive sexual urges to gain gratification by rubbing against another person, often acted out in a public place. Called also frottage.

frotteurism

/frot·teur·ism/ (frŏ-toor´izm) a paraphilia in which sexual arousal or orgasm is achieved by actual or fantasized rubbing up against another person, usually in a crowded place with an unsuspecting victim.
A paraphilia consisting of recurrent, intense sexual urges involving surreptitiously rubbing one’s genitals against a nonconsenting person. Frotteurism is particularly common in Japan, where it is known as chikan, and is regarded as a public safety problem, as it occurs on crowded trains, buses, elevators and at bike stands. Fondling the victim may be part of the condition and is called toucherism

frot·teur·ism

(fraw'tur-izm)
Sexual gratification derived from rubbing a bodily area against another person, often a stranger, in an inappropriate way.
Synonym(s): frottage (2) .
[Fr. frotteur, one who rubs, fr. frotter, to rub, + -ism]

Frotteurism

Obtaining sexual arousal and gratification by rubbing one's genitals against others in public places.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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I entered it groping, for the change from light to blackness made spots of colour swim before me.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Off we started again in the direction from which the faint murmur seemed to come, groping our way as before along the rocky walls.
But the idea of this dried-up pedant, this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor's back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)-- this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse to burst into scornful invective.
A few months ago I was at the old home, and I read that book again, after not looking at it for more than thirty years; and I read it with amazement at its prevailing artistic vulgarity, its prevailing aesthetic error shot here and there with gleams of light, and of the truth that Reade himself was always dimly groping for.
he answered politely, and I knew his hand was groping in the darkness, so I put out mine and he held on tightly to one finger.
As I was groping around the walls for the hole that should lead into the cave where Dian was imprisoned, I heard a man's voice quite close to me.
Groping his way toward the far end of the chamber, he sought the candle which Tarzan had left stuck in its own wax upon the protruding end of an ingot.
In his belt her groping fingers came upon the hilt of a long hunting-knife, and with this she cut a hole in the back wall of the tent.
To his groping hands they felt not unlike double-headed bootjacks.
Saylor promptly drew his pistol, and groping his way up the stairs entered the chamber, dimly lighted from the street.
That was the sort of reward Rose liked, the thanks that cheered her; and whenever she grew very tired, one look at the green shade, the curly head so restless on the pillow, and the poor groping hands, touched her tender heart and put new spirit into the weary voice.