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onanism

 [o´nah-nizm]

onanism

/onan·ism/ (o´nah-nizm)

onanism

[ō′nəniz′əm]
coitus interruptus; withdrawal of the penis just before ejaculation during sexual intercourse. See also masturbation.

o·nan·ism

(ō'năn-izm)
1. Withdrawal of the penis before ejaculation, to prevent conception.
2. Incorrectly, masturbation.
[Onan, son of Judah, who practiced it. Genesis 38:9]

onanism

An obsolescent term for MASTURBATION or COITUS INTERRUPTUS.
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Queer readings and other critical discourse about Ernest Hemingway's work should dissect this model, constructed not only through heterosexism and homophobia, but also through other kinds of sexual taboos, including those against fetishism, onanism, and incest, which Hemingway thoroughly explores in his texts.
2) "When the penis is stimulated using the hand to produce an erection followed by ejaculation, this is called masturbation, or in common parlance onanism.
Sena uses exactly the same device but much more subtly: the 'riso casquinado', which we hear from both the physician's invisible devil of onanism and his seductive lover Urraca, is employed as a warning sign for the physician that his spiritual integrity is being breached--for him, however, it is a means of confronting the ambiguities of his own shadow personality and the negative female side within his anima, as he moves forward through a process of individuation to a lasting union with Urraca, thus forming a bond of love that can never again be broken by the Devil.
Everyone knows that "power is everywhere" but a conscious intellectual of the kind that Said values would not be content with this voyeuristic onanism that rants and raves on the sidelines.
According to this legend, Simon ben Sira was conceived as a result of the prophet Jeremiah being forced into an act of onanism in a bath and his daughter having been impregnated with his semen as a result of entering the bath after he left.
From the first book on, the Bible links sex to reproduction and condemns as perverted all male sexual activities, such as sodomy or onanism, that are wasteful of semen.
Thus, metalepsis, which symbolizes the mutual participation of the human and the Divine, is reduced to a sort of immanentized onanism that, by virtue of what it is, will never produce that for which all humans long.
The French birth rate plummeted throughout the century as couples practiced prevailing forms of contraception -- onanism and coitus interruptus.
Here, as my cultural studies colleagues might say, is nostalgic onanism.
And a few kilometers from the town stood a psychiatric hospital, where the narrator once observed a drunk warder refusing to give the male inmates their cigarettes until they had entertained a guest by performing "group onanism.
In the present context, such onanism would seem to indicate Hemphill's lack of a poetic precedent on which to feed, suggesting that the poet was forced to fall back on his own seminal resources, lacking the kind of imaginary identifications - the "phantasmatic efforts of alignment, loyalty, ambiguous and cross-corporeal cohabitations" (Butler, Bodies 105) - that nourish the poets of Milking Black Bull's "next wave.
1550), "abstinence and celibacy are just as perverse as are onanism, bestiality, and pederasty" (151).