alloerotic

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allo- (other) +‎ erotic (pertaining to sexual desire)

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alloerotic (not comparable)

  1. sexual desire of or attraction to another person of any gender
    • 1999, Bruce Fink, A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique, Harvard University Press, page 66:
      It is this loss of gratification—whether autoerotic or alloerotic (involving another person such as the mother)—that Lacan refers to as "castration."

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  • 1990, Ray Blanchard, Betty W. Steiner, Clinical management of gender identity disorders in children and adults, American Psychiatric Press, page 63