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Masturbation

 

(also onanism), a surrogate form of sexual satisfaction in which the erogenous zones—most often the genital organs—are artificially stimulated for the purpose of producing orgasm. Masturbation is widespread in the animal world. Most often in humans it is practiced at the age of puberty and no longer after a sex life is established. It is associated principally with sociosexual disharmony, which is caused by an awakening of sexuality before the individual is socially mature. The negative effects of masturbation are caused primarily by fear of consequences and can lead to neurosis.

G. S. VASIL’CHENKO

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As it stands Lebanese law prohibits indecent public exposure, and masturbators, if caught, may be prosecuted under it.
She points out that Mighall overlooks a crucial clue, which is that the hero's libidinal drive decreases over the course of the novel, a pattern more typical of the opium addict than of the masturbator, whose habit might be equally addictive.
drunk; the calculus for the would-be masturbator is simpler precisely
The masturbator, it was said is incapable "of any generous impulse or act of loyalty; he is dead to the call of his family, his country, or of humanity.
Corso sees even God Himself as being merely an animal, or as having animal faculties, in the poem "God is a Masturbator,'" (Elegiac Feelings American 112).
Tia counters Phaedra's insult, saying that four years without a fuck means Phaedra must be one ferocious masturbator.
This god looks like a drug addict or a professional masturbator.
He's a chronic masturbator who has virtually no relationships with women other than his mother, and when he finally gets together with a woman who works in his lab, he is unable to perform.
Movement for its own sake is the credo of the dabbler, the modus vivendi of the chronic masturbator.
The figure for this period is the Great Masturbator, which aptly describes Dali's sexual anxieties, real or feigned, and the way he assimilated surrealist rhetoric to transcribe them.
His militant sexism will be found intolerably offensive by many readers (or at least as irritating as Alex Portnoy's neurotic egomania; in fact, Sabbath in many ways looks like an older version of Portnoy--the paranoid masturbator as dirty old man).
Like the male masturbator, Silas wants to watch and ultimately to possess the scene in progress.