autoerotism

noun
au·​to·​er·​o·​tism | \ ˌȯt-ō-ˈer-ə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce autoerotism (audio) \
variants: or autoeroticism \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ə-​ˌsiz-​əm How to pronounce autoeroticism (audio) \

Medical Definition of autoerotism

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

Other Words from autoerotism

autoerotic \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce autoerotic (audio) \ adjective
autoerotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce autoerotically (audio) \ adverb

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“Autoerotism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autoerotism. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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