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The sexual attraction that exists between members of the same sex. It is not necessarily homosexual; rather it exists as a tension between heterosexual norms and expectations and natural attraction between two members of the same gender. It exists strongly in single-gender spaces, such as sports teams, rap music and pro-wrestling, however it is acted out through heterosexual norms, often placing a wedge between the homoerotic tension and the hetero norms of the space.
In professional wrestling, many of the moves are eerily reminiscent of sexual positions. The tension of these positions, in combination with extreme close proximity, creates homoeroticism. This is subverted by using derogatory slang towards homosexuals and women in particular, in order to reassert traditional masculinity and heterosexuality.
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the whale tail is the shape formed when a g-string rides up high over a womans trousers
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Male interaction that appears homosexual in nature, but is acceptable and not considered homosexual (by other men) because it done in a socially appropriate setting (i.e. sports).
For example, in sports like football when men slap each other on the ass, their actions are not homo-like because they are in uniform and playing a “manly” and aggressive game. Therefore their aggressive and manly behavior denotes the underlying homosexual tendency of slapping another man on the ass. "Oh that's not gay, they are just using homoeroticism"

Another example can be seen through the sport of wrestling, where men are frequently on top of each other in various sexual positions but are not considered homo because they are enacting manly behavior through physically fighting. They also scream demeaning names at each other like “bitch” and “pussy” in order to negate any thoughts of homosexuality by using a term that is generally demeaning to females.

"Wow they look gay"
"Nah, it's just homoertocism"
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Homoeroticism is the noun referring to the highly charged sexual tension brought about when two members of the same sex (usually men of whom one or both are generally believed to be heterosexual) behave in a way that displays closeness, sexual chemistry, flirtation and other actions that if were occuring between a man and a woman, it would be obvious that the two fancied each other and were probably shagging.

Some women (and gay men) find homoeroticism so exciting and hot that they read and write slash or bandfic which are stories that explore the possible relationships men who act in a homoerotic way in real life could have/be having.
When two hot male singers in a rock band are on stage and share a mic, rip off their shirts and hug, play-wrestle and sing lyrics about the intensity of their relationship. (See mic-sharing)

Person 1: 'wow the Libertines are fucking amazing, are the frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat shagging?'

Person 2: 'well they both have girlfriends but all this homoeroticism must be making them both hard as hell, I bet they're all over each other as soon as this show finishes... it's certainly giving me a huge erection'

Person 1: 'it must be the sexually charged atmosphere in here, I've already come twice during this gig'
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the uneasy feeling in the air when there is an undeniable sexual attraction/tension between yourself and another member of the same sex; the sudden urge to bathe a mamber of the same sex's feet with lemons
There is a lot of homoeroticism in the air when Al and Chido are present.
by Da Freak April 04, 2004
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When one is attracted (and aroused) by people of the same sex as them but this act is not perceived as homosexual

Homophobia is fueled by heterosexuals who exaggerate the gender norms assigned by our society to validate their sexuality. Paradoxically, heterosexuals have found a way for homoeroticism to be socially acceptable while still placing negative emphasis on homophobia. By developing techniques to normalize heterosexuality and “other” homosexuality, the dominant group continues to mistreat and alienate those who are different from them. Homophobia targets marginalized groups that ultimately reproduces sexism, racism, and classism.
Women often experience homoeroticism when they look at Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and think that they look sexy.
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The cover to 50 Cent's "The Massacre" CD.
"My word, that Fiddy Scent looks all man in that unintentionally homoerotic picture."
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