autoeroticism

noun
au·​to·​erot·​i·​cism | \ ˌȯ-tō-i-ˈrä-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce autoeroticism (audio) \
variants: or less commonly autoerotism \ -​ˈer-​ə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce autoerotism (audio) \

Definition of autoeroticism

1 : sexual feeling arising without known external stimulation
2 : sexual gratification obtained solely through stimulation by oneself of one's own body

Other Words from autoeroticism

autoerotic \ -​i-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce autoerotic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of autoeroticism

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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