- pleasurable sensations or tensions arising in the erogenous body zones without external stimulation
- self-initiated activity aimed at reducing sexual excitations, as in masturbation
Origin of autoerotismauto- + erotism: coined by Havelock Ellis
- Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
- The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.
- Sexual activity involving oneself including masturbation and autoerotic asphyxiation.