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Coined by Anthony F. Bogaert in 2012, from auto- + χωρίς (khōrís, without) + sexuality, for a rough meaning of "without-self-sexuality."[1]


autochorissexuality (uncountable)

  1. (neologism) A sexual orientation characterized by a disconnect between the self and sexual arousal or fantasies, e.g. having sexual fantasies that do not involve oneself, or experiencing arousal without an active desire for partnered sexual activity.
    • 2017, Morag A. Yule, Lori A. Brotto, & Boris B. Gorzalka, "Sexual Fantasy and Masturbation Among Asexual Individuals: An In-Depth Exploration", Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 46, Number 1 (2017):
      It is possible that some of our asexual participants are displaying paraphilic interest (including analloeroticism or autochorissexuality), although this should be investigated further in future research.
    • 2017, Paul L. Vasey, "Introduction to the Special Section: The Puzzle of Sexual Orientation: What Is It and How Does It Work?", Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 46 (2017):
      Building on Bogaert’s (2012) notion of autochorissexuality, Morag Yule and her colleagues propose a further dimension: subjectivity/non-subjective.
    • 2019, "Olivia", quoted in Thom Winter-Gray & Nikki Hayfield, "'Can I be a kinky ace?': How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes", Psychology & Sexuality:
      I’m sure as a researcher you are aware of autochorissexuality, that is, the lack of oneself in one’s fantasies.


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  1. ^ Anthony F. Bogaert, "Asexuality and Autochorissexualism (Identity-Less Sexuality)", Archives of Sexual Behaviour, Volume 41, Number 6 (2012)