Definition of autoerotism in English:

autoerotism

noun

Psychology
  • Behaviour related to psychosexual development in which an emotional or erotic desire is satisfied by oneself.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), writer and sexologist. From auto- + erotism. Compare German Autoerotismus.

Pronunciation

autoerotism

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˈɛrətɪz(ə)m/