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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]

autoeroticism

/au·to·erot·i·cism/ (aw″to-ĕ-rot´ĭ-sizm) sexual self-gratification or arousal without the participation of another person.autoerot´ic

autoeroticism

[-irot′əsiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, autos + eros, love
1 sensual, sexual gratification of the self, usually obtained through the stimulus of one's own body without the participation of another person. It is derived from such acts as stroking, masturbation, and fantasy or from other oral, anal, or visual sources of stimulation.
2 sexual feeling or desire occurring without any external stimulus.
3 (in Freudian psychoanalytic theory) an early phase of psychosexual development, occurring in the oral and the anal stages. Also called autoerotism. Compare heteroeroticism. autoerotic, adj.

autoeroticism

noun Sexuoerotic self-stimulation—e.g., masturbation.

autoeroticism

1. The deliberate arousal of sexual feeling in the absence of a sexual partner.
2. The satisfaction of sexual desire by MASTURBATION.
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Thus I posit that Lorde's engagement with autoeroticism is meant to propose an alternative sexual paradigm especially for the marginalized.
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Wilbourne's article concentrates on the play's central character, Florinda (played by Virginia Andreini), and her journey of sexual self-discovery from autoeroticism, to lesbianism, and ultimately to heterosexuality.
Whether or not Farrar consciously intended the rhetorical similarity, her metaphor reflects a cultural intertwining of bodily excess and debility with female autoerotic and homoerotic intimacy, something Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick has argued constitutes an important juncture in the evolution of later lesbian identities: "[T]hinking about autoeroticism is beginning to seem a productive and necessary switch-point in thinking about the relations--historical as well as intrapsychic--between homo- and heteroeroticism" ("Jane Austen" 112).
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Though Bradley's intentions might have been admirable, he perpetuated the notion of sex sans penetration as somehow incomplete when he suggested that autoeroticism was inferior to "the real McCoy.
5) Freud's most basic understanding of narcissism is that it is a state between autoeroticism and object love.
These fantasies of nymphomania, vampirism, and male engulfment," Garraway points out, "were complemented by the trope of autoeroticism in the mulata [sic] Venus, whose cultivation of pleasure occurred not only at the expense of but in spite of her lover" (231).
And sure enough, he ends up arguing that Gide's sexuality was not so much the mechanism that generated outwardness as the cause of his inwardness, moreover, a less reputable inwardness than, for example, Mallarme's: "Gide's autoeroticism [.
Marion takes autoeroticism as the foundation of love: "auto-affection alone makes possible hetero-affection" (114).
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