Because men of feeble will power are addicted to onanism, it is imagined that the latter is the cause of the weakness of will.
This is often a result of onanism, nervousness or constipation.
Many patients put their hands to their sexual organs and make motions tending to onanism.
onanism and a morbid love for sweets is an important characteristic.
The theme of onanism alone would occupy us for a long period of time; it offers material for diverse observations.
They should afford no opportunity for dangerous vices (onanism).
Such are the rudiments of onanism, suddenly carried by primates to such a high degree of perfection.
The habit of onanism dates from the time of his return from the nurse.
Lombroso mentions the case of a girl three years old who had an irresistible tendency to onanism.
Here we have suggestions of a preventive to onanism, and a cure to male impotence when due to preputial interference.
"masturbation," also "coitus interruptus," 1727, from Onan, son of Judah (Gen. xxxviii:9), who spilled his seed on the ground rather than impregnate his dead brother's wife: "And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother." The moral of this verse was redirected by those who sought to suppress masturbation.
onanism o·nan·ism (ō'nə-nĭz'əm)
See coitus interruptus.