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Illustration by Paul-Émile Bécat for the novel L'Initiation by Héléna Varley (1938).

Masturbation is the act of manually stimulating the genitals so as to achieve sexual pleasure, sexual arousal, and/or orgasm. Most often, masturbation is done by a person to himself or herself, but it is also possible to masturbate another person.

Masturbation and spanking

At one time masturbation was commonly regarded as sinful or unhealthy or both. Therefore, children were punished when detected in masturbation, not infrequently with a spanking.

Being spanked for engaging in masturbation is a typical plot of a number of spanking stories.

In some BDSM relationships, one partner (most often the submissive partner) may be forbidden from masturbating, or from doing so in the absence of the other partner, or from doing so without permission. Violations of such agreements may be reasons for spankings or other punishments.

Spankophiles also often enjoy masturbating while (or after) reading spanking stories, viewing spanking art, or watching spanking videos, if they find such media sexually arousing.


(Male) masturbation is colloquially called spanking one's monkey.

See also


  • Lingam massage (a Tantric practice that is not the same as male masturbation, but closely related. Warning: 18+)
  • Yoni massage (a Tantric practice that is not the same as female masturbation, but closely related. Warning: 18+)