This is what autosexual means after Kourtney Kardashian opens up about her sexuality

Kourtney Kardashian has recently discussed her sexuality, mentioning that she is ‘more than likely’ autosexual. But what exactly does autosexuality entail?

In a recent interview, the 41-year-old shared that she identifies as autosexual and suggested that ‘most women are, even if it’s just a little.’

But what is it exactly?

The Kardashian has explained the ‘traits’ of the sexuality. Credit: Instagram/kourtneykardashian

Autosexuality is characterized as a trait where an individual experiences arousal from engaging in their own eroticism. Essentially, it refers to a woman feeling heightened arousal when she feels truly sexy within herself.

Therapist and writer Casey Tanner posed the question to the Kardashian whether she would classify herself as autosexual. In response, she stated, “The short answer is yes, most likely. In fact, we all are, at least a little.”

Tanner elucidated that even masturbation can be categorized as a form of autosexuality, suggesting, “Autosexuality may extend beyond sexual behavior to encompass feeling a longing or desire for oneself.”

“It can also encompass the ability to stimulate oneself through observing, visualizing, touching, or smelling oneself.”

She went on to explain the importance of self love. Credit: POOSH

He went on to say, “Autosexuality, much like many other human traits, exists on a spectrum—and most of us fall somewhere along it! There are those who may solely identify as autosexual, viewing it as their primary sexual orientation.”

“However, for the majority, autosexuality is just one aspect of their broader sexual experience, which often includes finding arousal in partnered sexual encounters as well.”

Kourtney proceeded to elaborate on her methods for arousing herself, which involved tasks such as applying her own makeup and styling her hair, as well as dressing up for her own enjoyment. She also mentioned the importance of familiarizing herself with her own body during bathing.

On her POOSH website, she shared, “‘This could involve wearing alluring lingerie, even if your partner barely notices it.”

“It might involve styling your hair and applying makeup in a way that makes you feel attractive and aroused, even in a long-term monogamous relationship where your partner may not always notice.”

“It could also involve dancing in front of the mirror in a charming outfit. If finding yourself attractive and arousing without relying on someone else’s validation has ever sparked your desire, that’s autosexuality, and it’s completely natural.”

“Many individuals shy away from embracing autosexuality, concerned that it may appear narcissistic or diminish the significance of partnered sex. However, in truth, autosexuality can contribute positively to one’s sexual well-being, adding depth and value to their overall sexual experiences.”

Kourtney elaborated, stating, “By understanding how to arouse ourselves, we become less reliant on external stimuli to evoke a sensual mindset. When we admire ourselves or indulge in fantasies about ourselves, we establish a deeper connection with our bodies and senses.”

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