homoeroticism [hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.
Also ho·mo·er·o·tism [hoh-moh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/. Origin of homoeroticism First recorded in 1915–20;+ Related formsho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for homoeroticism Contemporary Examples of homoeroticism
Homoeroticism might be how this particular repressed desire gets expressed, but intimacy is not the same thing as eroticism.
December 4, 2010
British Dictionary definitions for homoeroticism homoeroticism homoerotism (ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm) noun
- eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one’s own sex