Autosexuality is sexual desire toward one's own body. As a paraphilia, autosexuality refers to people whose primary sexual interest is with themselves. It is rare for individuals to be sexually attracted only to themselves.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus is sometimes considered an autosexual, although Pausanias' story points to him being incestuous. In Ovid's Metamorphoses poem he describes the Greek tale of Narcissus and the nymph Echo. Echo is in love with Narcissus but all Narcissus can see is his own "beautiful" reflection in the water. Narcissus would be considered a self-preference autosexual, as opposed to one who is autosexual due to a phobia or psychological trauma, if the variations together — rejecting both men and women, Echo and Ameinias respectively — were removed.
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