The Latin verb masturbari is of uncertain origin. Terms such as playing with yourself, pleasuring oneself and slang such as wanking,  jerking off,  and frigging are common. Self-abuse and self-pollution were common in early modern times and are still found in modern dictionaries. A large variety of other euphemisms and dysphemisms exist which describe masturbation.
Make Compulsive masturbation into article stub[ edit ] Compulsive masturbation has diagnosis criteria, so it is encyclopedic. Please make article about compulsive masturbation which will replace redirect. Imho, masturbation OCD is exceedingly rare. Tgeorgescu talk , 3 October UTC Add links for religion correlation[ edit ] Please include Islam and masturbation and for other religions too. It is not mentioned anywhere and article is locked, very unprofessional. Tgeorgescu talk , 1 October UTC Definition -- due weight with regard to it being a solo act[ edit ] Peaceray , I reverted you on this because, like I stated, masturbation is almost always defined as a solo act. This is clear in numerous dictionary and scholarly sources.
The word "penis" is mentioned so many times in this article but doesn't even have a link. Moscowsky talk , 19 June UTC Done I chose an odd position, perhaps, but it is the first occurrence of the word in the main body of the text. Let me know if you think that was a bad choice. It suggests that men are devoid of this trait.
Biblical scholarship[ edit ] The biblical story of Onan Gen. Rashkow states: "it is questionable whether masturbation is considered a category of 'negative' sexual activity in the Hebrew Bible" and that Lev "refer to the emission rather than its circumstances. Johnson's biblical view on masturbation: "treating a solitary sexual experience, whether wet dream or masturbation, as a purely ceremonial cleanliness issue and not as a matter of morality.