peotillomania

peotillomania

A nervous tic in which a man is constantly compelled to touch his genitalia, which differs from masturbation as peotillomania lacks sexual content or overtones.

peotillomania

(pē″ō-tĭl″ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. peos, penis, + tillein, to pull, + mania, madness]
A nervous habit or tic consisting of constant pulling at the penis.
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As the years went on Herbert worked hard and became a gently good, as well as a learned man, and in time he was given the post of Public Orator at the University.
Appointed Public Orator, or showman, of his university, Cambridge, he spent some years in enjoying the somewhat trifling elegancies of life and in truckling to the great.