My Webster’s college dictionary lists them as synonyms. Under “homoerotic”, it simply says “HOMOSEXUAL” (i.e., look it up yourself). Freud seemed to use the terms interchangeably. But they are two different words, so they must have some difference in meaning, if only slight.
What is the difference in meaning (and while we’re at it, history, general usage, etc.) between “homosexual” and “homoerotic”?
Thank you in advance to all who reply:)