Definitions for masturbationˌmæs tərˈbeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masturbation, onanism(noun)

    manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure


  1. masturbation(Noun)

    Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals or other erotic regions, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner.

  2. Origin: From masturbation, from masturbor, conjectured to have originated from a contraction of manus and turbo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masturbation(noun)

    onanism; self-pollution

  2. Origin: [L. masturbatus, p. p. of masturbari to practice onanism: cf. F. masturbation.]


  1. Masturbation

    Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation can be performed using the hands, fingers, everyday objects, or dedicated sex toys. Mutual masturbation, which is masturbation with a partner, can take the form of non-penetrative sex. Studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans of both sexes and all ages, although there is variation. Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude to sex in general and to masturbation in particular, and no causal relationship is known between masturbation and any form of mental or physical disorder. Acts of masturbation have been depicted in art worldwide since prehistory. While there was a period when it was subject to medical censure and social conservatism, it is considered a normal part of healthy life today. It is commonly mentioned in popular music as well as on television, in films and in literature. Masturbation can also take place for the purpose of assisted reproduction, for instance in the case of in vitro fertilization.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Masturbation

    Sexual stimulation or gratification of the self.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Feynman:

    Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.

  2. Karl Marx:

    Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.

  3. Bob Dylan:

    Maybe in the 90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80s as the age of masturbation, when it was taken to the limit; that might be all that's going on right now in a big way.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.

  5. Julie Burchill:

    Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.

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