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onanism

 [o´nah-nizm]
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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onanism

An obsolescent term for MASTURBATION or COITUS INTERRUPTUS.
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A man who desires above all his solitude (and as Greven shows is in this way marked by pathologies of character suggestive of onanism), Fanshawe neatly "exposes the fundamental incoherence of self-made manhood's rise within a heteronormative, homosocialized culture that was equally insistent on compulsory marriage and compulsory same-sex ties and yet committed to a model of self-made individuality predicated on ...
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Second, I agree completely with Tony that country teams meeting in bubbles to talk to each other is a form of perversion unique to the government that resembles onanism, not diplomacy.
That is what Kathleen Spencer does in her excellent article dealing partly with theories of degeneracy, and it is likewise the strategy of Robert Mighall, who reads the novel within the context of medical discussions on the effects of onanism. However, such criticism leaves disease itself as an ahistorical place marker for other aspects of late Victorian medicine.
As its title - Menage A Un - might suggest, this is a show about "loneliness, onlyness and onanism", and sex (or the lack of it) features heavily for the stand-up comedian as he embraces his own mid-life crisis.
Potentially a form of musical self-expression, drumming is reduced to mindless automatism and is itself a kind of artistic onanism. Deadening thought, diminishing consciousness, subordinating artistic self-awareness to an instinctual response to rhythm, drumming accompanies infantries off to slaughter on the battlefield.
The lectures offered "a very clear trace" of several dossiers (on medico-legal expert opinion, on the human monster, on onanism) and of two manuscripts.
To the stigma of the disease was added the shame of suspected onanism. As Brown shows well, this affliction served to isolate and estrange the young Flaubert even further from the bourgeois society he so despised, but it also had the happy consequence of excusing him from following a career in the law and of allowing him the leisure to write.