Definition of Masturbation

1. Noun. Manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure.

Exact synonyms: Onanism
Generic synonyms: Autoeroticism, Autoerotism
Specialized synonyms: Self-abuse, Self-stimulation, Frottage, Hand Job, Jacking Off, Jerking Off, Wank
Derivative terms: Masturbate, Masturbate, Onanist

Definition of Masturbation

1. n. Onanism; self-pollution.

Definition of Masturbation

1. Noun. Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals or other erotic regions, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner. ¹

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Definition of Masturbation

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Medical Definition of Masturbation

1. Sexual stimulation or gratification of the self. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Masturbation


Literary usage of Masturbation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on Disorders of the Sexual Function in the Male and Female by Max Hühner (1916)
"masturbation in boys and girls before adolescence. Etiology. Pathology. ... masturbation, or Onanism, is the production of the sexual orgasm either by ..."

2. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"(1) masturbation may be a mere vice which the youth has been taught by some ... They paint in the strongest colours the frightful results of masturbation, ..."

3. Clinical Lectures on Mental Diseases by Thomas Smith Clouston (1904)
"THE INSANITY OF masturbation. Habit of masturbation very injurious to boys of neurotic temperament —masturbation as a symptom and complication of insanity— ..."

4. A Hand-book of uterine therapeutics, and of diseases of women by Edward John Tilt (1869)
"I therefore agree with all that Dr. West has written on the subject, and I repudiate, as utterly untrue, the assumption that masturbation has become general ..."

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