- the stimulation or manipulation of one's own genitals, especially to orgasm; sexual self-gratification.
- the stimulation, by manual or other means exclusive of coitus, of another's genitals, especially to orgasm.
Origin of masturbation
Examples from the Web for masturbation
Why, for instance, would having more sexual partners be a better safeguard against the disease than masturbation?Ladies’ Men Live Longer
October 30, 2014
Caitlin Moran talks sex, feminism, family, and the beauty of masturbation.Join Caitlin Moran’s Riotous Feminist Revolution
September 29, 2014
In the game of masturbation regulation, Ferriss might succeed where all others have failed.Tim Ferriss Is Bro Culture’s Anti-Masturbation Crusader
August 1, 2014
For men, masturbation is taken for granted as being routine as brushing their teeth (perhaps even more frequent a ritual).
“Masturbation would be taught to even the playing field if it were a just world,” she says.
In the insane, masturbation is sometimes practiced to an excessive extent.
A third kind of masturbation is caused by example and imitation.
If masturbation is not accompanied by any images, the question remains doubtful.
Among girls, masturbation is less general than it is among boys.The Sexual Life of the Child
He had very few of the troubles following the habit of masturbation.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon
Word Origin and History for masturbation
1711 (earlier as mastupration, 1620s), from French masturbation and directly from Modern Latin masturbationem (nominative masturbatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin masturbari "to masturbate." The long-standing speculation is that this Latin word is altered (probably by influence of turbare "to stir up") from *manstuprare, from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual) + stuprare "defile" (oneself), from stuprum "defilement, dishonor," related to stupere "to be stunned, stupefied" (see stupid). But perhaps the first element represents an unattested *mazdo- "penis" [OED]. An earlier technical word for this was Onanism. Related: Masturbational.
- Excitation of one's own or another's genital organs, usually to orgasm, by manual contact or means other than sexual intercourse.