Origin of onanism
Examples from the Web for onanism
Historical Examples of onanism
This is often a result of onanism, nervousness or constipation.
Innocent as regards its cause, this form of onanism may become dangerous by habit.
On the whole, the danger of this form of onanism has also been exaggerated.
Onanism and a morbid love for sweets is an important characteristic.A Plea for the Criminal
James Leslie Allan Kayll
They should afford no opportunity for dangerous vices (onanism).Montessori Elementary Materials
Word Origin for onanism
"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.