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.

alloeroticism

/al·lo·erot·i·cism/ (-ĕ-rot´ĭ-sizm)
1. sexual feeling directed to another person.
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.alloerot´ic

alloeroticism, alloerotism

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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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.