• WordNet 3.6
    • n masturbation manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Puritans had such an obsessive fear of masturbation that almost any means were used to curtail the practice. For instance, some doctors recommended covering the penis with plaster of Paris.
    • n masturbation The act of masturbating; sexual self-gratification; onanism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
    • n masturbation Self-defilement; onanism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Masturbation mas-tur-bā′shun self-defilement, onanism
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  • Karl Marx
    “Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. masturbatus, p. p. of masturbari, to practice onanism: cf. F. masturbation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. masturbāri.


In literature:

And yet he again restrained himself by comparing it to the gloom after masturbation.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
As a matter of fact, all boys masturbate, and many girls also.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
Masturbation or prostitution soon blight the brightest prospects a young man may have.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Among the Tamils of Ceylon masturbation is said to be common.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He sometimes masturbated about the age of puberty, but never afterward.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
They have often been noted as specially frequent in cases of excessive masturbation.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
He masturbated with images of feet.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is, indeed, easy to exaggerate the conscious guilt even of boys who have initiated others into masturbation.
"Youth and Sex" by Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly
The most serious results of masturbation are moral not physical.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
It is by this road that many children go from thumb-sucking to masturbation.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud

In poetry:

The other does that
His hair long and plausive
Masturbating a glitter
He wants to be loved.
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Former employee Benjamine Bowers claims that during a June 2011 photo shoot in Jackson, Mississippi, modeling agent Brian Hilburn told him to strip and masturbate in front of the camera.
OTTAWA — Canada's federal science museum has removed an animated video showing youth masturbating from an upcoming sex exhibit following a public outcry, a museum spokesman said.
To masturbate or not to masturbate .
Tracy Morgan Calls Sarah Palin 'Good Masturbation Material,' Network Apologizes.
Evidence from elephants to rodents to humans shows that masturbating is—counterintuitively—an excellent way to make healthy babies, and lots of them.
While it might shock some, doctors have long known that children masturbate .
"Little children start to masturbate very early," says Angela Wilder, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist and the mother of two daughters.
The Expo featured ultrarealistic sex dolls, masturbating machines, a bukkake booth, hardcore Blu-Ray porn and a member of the miniskirt police.
Coffee stand masturbator caught again – on his way to court.
Masturbator caught with his pants down.
Chronic Masturbator Does City A Service.
Zack Snyder Masturbates at the Movies: Sucker Punch Reviewed.
Math teacher Paul LaDuke charged with masturbating in class.
He admits he masturbated in a crowded 1 train in 2002 — and that "some of it got on" a 14-year-old girl.
Aurora police ticketed a registered sex offender Tuesday morning for allegedly masturbating outside of a polling place at East Alameda Avenue and South Sable Boulevard.