alloeroticism

alloeroticism

 [al″o-ĕ-rot´ĭ-siz-em]
1. sexual feeling directed to another person, as opposed to autoeroticism.
2. a state of maturity characterized both by direction of erotic energies to another and also by the ability to form a love relationship with that other. adj., adj alloerot´ic.

al·lo·er·o·tism

, alloeroticism (al'ō-ār'ō-tizm)
Sexual attraction toward another person.
Synonym(s): heteroerotism.
[allo- + G. erōs, love]
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For that reason, I always come back to that room inside myself, where the dancer and the accompanying musician perform separately.' (37) This is a woman who enjoys the sexuality of her own body, which is described by Luce Irigaray as alloeroticism, suggesting that women should explore their ability to touch and enjoy their bodies rather than being embarrassed about them.
Jaggers's large-handed handkerchief trick gives bodily, objective form to the particular erotic disposition we have identified with him: autoeroticism as a mode of refusing alloeroticism. Not unlike the flirtation between "prig" and "Master Bates" in Oliver Twist, this spectacle -- in the context of Jaggers's finger-biting and pocketed secrets -- textually codes the sexualization of refusal that it cannot name.