Origin of onanism
Examples from the Web for onanism
He spares himself the shame of onanism by imagining the presence of an object for his desires in that early period.
Lombroso mentions the case of a girl three years old who had an irresistible tendency to onanism.The Sexual Question|August Forel
The habit of onanism dates from the time of his return from the nurse.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
From the onanism complex we can now explain the other parts of the manifest dream.
Probably she is at the time subjected anew to an irresistible impulse to onanism, of which she does not dare to complain.
British Dictionary definitions for onanism
Word Origin for onanism
Word Origin and History 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.