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autoerotism

[‚ȯd·ō′er·ə‚tiz·əm]
(psychology)
Sexual arousal or gratification using one's own body. Also known as autoeroticism.
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Her interest in offering an "alternative, passionate" reading of Sense and Sensibility doesn't stop there: Sedgwick further proposes that Elinor Dashwood is madly in love with Marianne, and only settles for Edward Ferrars because he, too, attracts and and wins her solicitude by the stigmata of autoerotic addiction.
Relative to suicide, the autoerotic suggestion discussed above may seem ontologically and ethically incongruous.
Moreover, when Jack is standing at the urinal looking down, Tuck sees what he sees, and the autoerotic element of homosexuality (or the homosexual element of autoeroticism)--with its origins in the mirror phase (including the pre-mirror phase when the child sees its body only in parts)--is clearly suggested.
42) Although this outlandish green world promises egalitarian and therefore autoerotic as well as homoerotic satisfaction, the latent violence becomes apparent when difference manifests itself.
The victim had used the ligature to achieve partial autoerotic asphyxiation, and it was hypothesized that he lost consciousness and accidentally hanged.
of Alberta) and Geberth a forensic psychologist retired from the New York City Police Department present a scientific modern view of accidental death caused by extreme autoerotic activity, with case illustrations.
But for all their visual lustre and autoerotic value, computer games are yet to engage with what really gets people hot and heavy: Romance, seduction and sex.
6%) Indicators Specific to Death Factor Asphyxia History of choking game N<6* Evidence of autoerotic activity N<6* Shooting Evidence of recreational activity N<6* Motor vehicle Single-occupant driver, collision no evidence of: * Hazardous weather * Vehicle malfunction 146 (78.
Dr Stearns said it had emerged that Kristian had recently developed an interest in autoerotic asphyxiation - cutting off oxygen to the brain to heighten sexual pleasure.
Rosalind Krauss has noted a further erotic parallel for Hesse's reliefs in Marcel Duchamp's Rotoreliefs, equating her concentric forms to Duchamp's autoerotic spirals; see Krauss, The Optical Unconscious [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993), 315.
Despite being condemned by police and medical experts, autoerotic asphyxiation continues to claim lives.
The location of the ropes suggested Carradine died while attempting autoerotic asphyxiation - cutting off oxygen to the brain to enhance sexual pleasure.