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- n. Self-satisfaction of sexual desire, as by masturbation.
- n. The arousal of sexual feeling without an external stimulus.
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- n. Sexual activity involving oneself including masturbation and autoerotic asphyxiation.
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- n. using you own body as a sexual object
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Female child, entirely made character of in autoerotism and masturbation, 79
 Ellis spoils, however, the sense of his invented term by comprising under the phenomena of autoerotism the whole of hysteria and masturbation in its full extent.
My attention has also been directed to a deficiency in the above-cited statement which for the sake of clearness described any conceivable separation between the two phases of autoerotism and object love as a temporal separation.
Other psychologically important concepts developed by Ellis include autoerotism and narcissism, both of which were later taken on by Sigmund Freud.