solitary sex

solitary sex

A sexual act by a single person, usually private, often understood to mean masturbation. Cf Consensual sex.
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With regard to sexual behavior, erotophiles engage in a greater number of behaviors, and the effect sizes indicate that the variability of the sample due to sexual attitudes is moderate for the second and third factor (not very conventional sex and solitary sex, and unconventional and/or violent sex) but it is important for the first factor (conventional sex).
Laqueur's Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation, Claire Scrine comments on the radical shift in anti-masturbatory sentiment in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries: "In an era advocating self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-expression, solitary sex was embraced by many as a sign of liberation and a key to sexual happiness.
The riddle of the Welshman's bizarre death appeared resolved last year after a top level police probe concluded he may have died by accident during a solitary sex experiment.
On the first occasion on May 25 a young woman was walking along a road in Wallasey looking at her mobile phone when she looked up to see a man completely nakedand performing a solitary sex act.
Swearing takes its place alongside some nudity and a bit of sex, or rather a solitary sex act that Blanche accepts might ruffle a few feathers, even if that was never the intention.
Their solitary sex scene is shot like a perfume advertisement.
Their solitary sex scene is shot like a perfume advertisement - snappily edited glimpses of flesh on flesh, writhing in orgiastic ecstasy.
The development comes amid reports that officers investigating the death have become convinced it was caused by a solitary sex game that went wrong.
Digby, 32, was found dead in his flat by his ex-boyfriend on Monday morning, reportedly after a solitary sex game went wrong.
Since his purview is largely that of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, Mason's focus on the cultural construction of masturbation through Victorian fiction fills an important gap through which Secret Vice effectively complements Solitary Sex.
In Solitary Sex Thomas Laqueur aims to provide a comprehensive explanation for the anxiety over masturbation which gripped the western world from the early eighteenth to the mid-(or perhaps late) twentieth century.
However self-serving the claim, Marten's book eventually persuaded ministers, scholars, and physicians alike that solitary sex was the ultimate vice, capable of inflicting physical symptoms from blindness to desiccated limbs.