- 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 masturbatory
Once I began reading, I realized A Gronking to Remember was a masturbatory tribute to the New England Patriots.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits
January 7, 2015
And since the WTF quotient is so very low, some see it as, well, masturbatory.Mad Men’s ‘The Runaways’: Three-Way Sex and Self-Mutilation in the Craziest Episode Yet
May 12, 2014
I was in my 20s before I finally lost my virginity, and it was even longer before I made it across the masturbatory threshold.The 30-Year-Old Orgasm Virgin
May 13, 2009
Some little girls grasp a pillow between their legs in such a way as to give rise to a masturbatory stimulus.The Sexual Life of the Child
The phenomena of the masturbatory process fell into two stages: incomplete excitement, the highest pleasurable gratification.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)
- involving, conducive to, or suggestive of masturbation
Word Origin and History for masturbatory
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.