autoeroticism

noun au·to·erot·i·cism \ ˌȯ-tō-i-ˈrä-tə-ˌsi-zəm \
variants: or less commonly autoerotism play \-ˈer-ə-ˌti-zəm\

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

autoerotic

play \-i-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of autoeroticism

1898

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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