autoeroticism

noun

au·​to·​erot·​i·​cism ˌȯ-tō-i-ˈrä-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce autoeroticism (audio)
variants or less commonly autoerotism
1
: sexual feeling arising without known external stimulation
2
: sexual gratification obtained solely through stimulation by oneself of one's own body
autoerotic adjective

Examples of autoeroticism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other patients may insert foreign objects into the urethra because of curiosity, mental illness, intoxication, or autoeroticism, according to a series of case studies in the International Neurourology Journal. Laura Dorwart, Health.com, 11 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

auto- + eroticism

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of autoeroticism was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Autoeroticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoeroticism. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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