Autoeroticism

Last Updated: July 27, 2018

Share this:

Definition - What does Autoeroticism mean?

Autoeroticism refers to a sexual arousal in the absence of external stimuli. This means that the sexual arousal is internally conjured via the imagination or "sexually neural" stimuli.

Kinkly explains Autoeroticism

The most common form of autoeroticism is masturbation. Autoeroticism can include any internal sexual stimulation like erotic dreams or daydreams, too. Some use the terms autoeroticism and masturbation interchangably, but not all autoeroticism is masturbatory.

The topic of autoeroticism receives much attention. It is still unclear as to whether certain forms of autoeroticism (such as autosadism) is a form of sexual orientation, denotes a lifestyle choice, or simply refers to masturbatory practice.

Do you need ideas for your next steamy scene? Take our quiz to get a personalized scene built just for you!

If you're just tipping your toe into the world of BDSM, you may be unsure where to even start when it comes to planning out a scene.

We made this quiz to provide you with your next, or first, BDSM scene based on your own tastes and desires!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands receiving hot new sex related articles, goodies, and great deals.

FEATURED PARTNERS