Auto-erotic



producing sexual excitement or pleasure without association with another person or external stimulation.
Contemporary Examples

Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, allegedly died of an auto-erotic accident, as did Kung Fu star David Carradine.
Europe’s Dangerous Sex Craze Barbie Latza Nadeau September 15, 2011

The people of his auto-erotic novel Crash coil sex, death, and the motor car, a megadose of pleasure brew.
This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013 Jimmy So, G. Clay Whittaker, Tunku Varadarajan February 3, 2013

The people of his auto-erotic novel Crash coil sex, death, and the motor car, a megadose of pleasure brew.
The Best Hot Reads of 2013 Nicholas Mancusi, Mythili Rao December 29, 2013

Historical Examples

Such cases are not uncommon, and in some measure, no doubt, they may be accounted for by auto-erotic nocturnal hallucinations.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

Even at the height of my “auto-erotic” period, I skillfully concealed my habits from all my boy friends.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

But the presence of such a repugnance, however invincible, is very far from carrying us outside the auto-erotic field.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

No doubt there has been a tendency to exaggerate the unpleasant character of the auto-erotic phenomena of hysteria.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

In classical days, doubtless, masturbation and all other forms of the auto-erotic impulse were comparatively rare.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

Nor can it be consummated without leaving behind as useless a large number of the auto-erotic instinctive impulses.
A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud

adj.

1898, coined by Havelock Ellis from auto- + erotic. Related: Auto-eroticism.

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