autoeroticism


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autoeroticism

[‚ȯd·ō·ə′räd·ə‚siz·əm]
(psychology)
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Thus I posit that Lorde's engagement with autoeroticism is meant to propose an alternative sexual paradigm especially for the marginalized.
Marion takes autoeroticism as the foundation of love: "auto-affection alone makes possible hetero-affection" (114).
If eros is also taken to follow the 'like to like' principle, then autoeroticism incest, and homosexuality would represent the paradigm.
Gisele Mathieu-Castellani analyzes the use of mythology, sometimes discreetly signaling bisexual or homosexual preference, and she makes a distinction between Baroque poetry "that takes the other for the other and wants to possess him/her" (197), contrasted to Mannerist poetry (Ronsard, Tyard, Desportes, Theophile, Tristan) characterized by fantasies of merging, bisexuality, autoeroticism, and inversion.
While David Holzman's Diary has been described as "a satirical essay on the autoeroticism of self-referential film," made overt with David's monologue extolling masturbation, the film's critique of the impulse toward private sphere documentary is perhaps strongest in regard to his problematic relationships with women, as in the scene in which David films Penny sleeping in the nude and she awakens and attacks him for his transgression.
For instance, the extended scene in which he admires his reflection in a mirror is no simple narcissism or autoeroticism.
Being married to two people simultaneously seems quite unlike autoeroticism.
Going further hack to 1912, the original Afternoon of a Faun by Nijinsky outraged audiences with its final moment of autoeroticism.
Playing the piano is Ada's sacred passion, but playing the piano also has a sexual meaning that comes straight out of the Freudian text as a symbol of autoeroticism.
The protagonists' deviant sexual disposition, however, becomes part of the "underground," and since this sexuality occurs in a state of misanthropic withdrawal, it principally consists of a perverse autoeroticism.
Catholic teaching, on the other hand, is that "acts of autoeroticism are objectively intrinsically evil," according to the congregation.
They are not lesbians; instead, they use dildos and autoeroticism.