Autosexuality some times called Narcissexual, is when one experiences sexual attraction exclusively towards themself; and can occur in many forms as follows:
- Having a hard time responding to someone's sexual touch, but being able to/comfortable with self pleasing like masturbation.
- Feeling no attraction to others but feeling attraction to yourself.
- Attraction to oneself.
The romantic counterpart to autosexual is autoromantic.
History[edit | edit source]
Autosexual was first used as a very specific term used by Bernard Apfelbaum, a PHD graduate in clinical psychology in his work on the book "Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy.", although he considered it as a sexual abnormality but often autosexuals do not seek out sexual relationships as it is simply a way of life and how they feel about others, it is strictly the attraction to yourself and is not a psychological abnormality.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The prefix comes from the Greek term 'auto', meaning 'self'.