Definition of "autoerotism" [autoerotism]

  • Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation. (noun)
  • The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus. (noun)

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Use "autoerotism" in a sentence
  • "Female child, entirely made character of in autoerotism and masturbation, 79"
  • "[11] Ellis spoils, however, the sense of his invented term by comprising under the phenomena of autoerotism the whole of hysteria and masturbation in its full extent."
  • "My attention has also been directed to a deficiency in the above-cited statement which for the sake of clearness described any conceivable separation between the two phases of autoerotism and object love as a temporal separation."