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erotization

n. the investment of bodily organs and functions with sexual pleasure and gratification. Common examples are the erotization of certain areas of the body, such as the oral or anal erogenous zones; organs such as the skin; functions such as sucking, defecation, or urination; and olfactory sensations associated with sex. Theoretically, almost any interest or activity can be erotized by the individual; for example, activities such as dancing and eating are not infrequently seen as erotic or as having erotic components. Also called eroticization; libidinization; sexualization. —erotize vb.

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