Definition of Onanism

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

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

2. Noun. A method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation.

Definition of Onanism

1. n. Self-pollution; masturbation.

Definition of Onanism

1. Noun. ejaculating outside the vagina during intercourse; (the performing of) coitus interruptus ¹

2. Noun. masturbation ¹

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Definition of Onanism

1. coitus deliberately interrupted to prevent insemination [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Onanism

on trial
on watch
on wheels
on your bike
on your guard
on your horse, amigo
on your mark, get set, go
on your marks
on your own(p)

Literary usage of Onanism

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

1. Diseases of Children by Abraham Jacobi (1910)
"In conclusion, onanism must be described; this is legitimate in so far as ... onanism in older, normal children, which is the result of the example or was ..."

2. Contributions to Psycho-analysis by Sándor Ferenczi (1916)
"CHAPTER VI ON onanism* Apart of the neurotic disturbances caused by onanism is ... I have no doubt, however, that onanism is also able directly to evoke ..."

3. Medical gynecology by Samuel Wyllis Bandler (1914)
"onanism AS A CAUSE OF NERVOUS SYMPTOMS onanism must be reckoned among the factors which predispose to increased irritability of the nervous centers. ..."

4. Sex and the Senses by James Samuel Van Teslaar (1922)
"Substitution of. psychic onanism for overt masturbation creates false illusions. It does not solve the problem. On the contrary it aggravates it because, ..."

5. Three Contributions to the Sexual Theory by Sigmund Freud (1910)
"The infantile onanism seems to disappear with the onset of the latency period, but it may continue uninterruptedly till puberty and thus represent the first ..."

6. Satan in Society by Nicholas Francis Cooke, Physician (1873)
"Case of onanism Commenced at the Age of Ten. this kind of debauch. The idea of his crime so agitated his mind that he died in a kind of despair, ..."

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