Kourtney Kardashian has shared an article about being ‘autosexual’ on her lifestyle website, POOSH.
Taking a page out of the Gwyneth Paltrow handbook of utilising a website to draw attention, the 41-year-old reality star left fans questioning if she is autosexual herself.
The mum-of-three invited therapist and writer Casey Tanner on to her website to discuss the term which is a reference to being sexually attracted to oneself.
The article began with POOSH – which Kourtney runs – asking: “Are you autosexual?” followed by the response: “The short answer is yes, most likely. In fact, we all are, at least a little.”
Sex expert Casey explained that autosexuality is: “a trait wherein one is turned on by engaging in their own eroticism.
“A prime example of this is simply women in general. While it may not be true for everyone, we generally feel more sexual and turned on when we feel we ourselves are sexy. But it’s not just about the ladies.”
The article continued: “While masturbation is an example, autosexuality may extend beyond sexual behavior to include feeling a longing or desire for oneself.
“It can also be the ability to turn oneself on through looking at, visualizing, touching, or smelling oneself.”
Examples of learning how to turn oneself on by the POOSH team included “wearing sexy lingerie”, “doing your hair and makeup so that you feel good and turned on”, and “washing yourself ‘lovingly’ in the bath.”
They added: “It could mean dancing in the mirror in a cute outfit. If feeling sexy independent of someone else has ever turned you on, that’s autosexuality, and it’s totally normal.”
Fans were surprised by the article and responded to social media posts by the lifestyle website about it.
One fan gasped: “Ummm…. whaaaa??”
While another suggested the post had helped them understand they were not autosexual, writing: “when i see myself in the mirror i don’t NOT get excited. didn’t know what the word for it was tho.”