autoerotism

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Synonyms for autoerotism

using you own body as a sexual object

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I hope to show that as a psychological romance "A White Heron" dramatizes a girl's difficult internal maturation in nineteenth-century America--her experience of an inner ego-division into female and male components, the latter dangerously in the ascendancy, the former, associated with genuine affection, in decline--and that Sylvia's turning from the hunter to the white heron (with her all-important surmounting of the phallic "great pine"[234]) symbolizes her replacing the allurement of a masculine ego with a desirable entity in nature, specifically her own (clitoral) body, autoerotically, with all that implies for the expression of affection and consequently for transcendence.
Taking and giving shots, the camera appears in Tulsa as both gun and hypodermic needle (by extension, pen and penis)--and thus the book becomes as much a portrait manque of Clark as an autoerotically asphyxiated implication of its own production.