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Old 11-20-2006, 11:37 AM
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Polling: Popular terms for masturbation


Another thread about a guy who masturbates four times a day got me to wondering how many expreessions there are in popular culture for masturbation.

Your contributions are welcome. Here are some I have heard.

Strangling the snake
Milking the snake
The puking lizard
The five-fingered date
The cheap date
Jerking off
Whacking off
Striking oil
priming the pump

In French:

Se crosser (somehow related to Lacrosse)
Se passer un Willy

IT WOULD ESPECIALLY BE FUN TO KNOW IF SOME EXPRESSIONS ARE LOCAL, E.G., THE US SOUTH, ENGLAND, EUROPE.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:40 AM
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Punching the Munchkin
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:50 AM
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I've heard most of them before...therefore, I'll make one up. Since most of them male-oriented, I'l make one up for the ladies:

Giving the Man in the Boat a noogie
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:54 AM
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These are always funny (not sure of the source, but they've been all over the net for years):

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Top 15 "Star Wars" Euphemisms For Masturbation:

15. Shooting Womprats in Beggar's Canyon

14. Grooming the Wookie

13. Making the Kessel Run

12. Polishing Vader's Helmet

11. Evacuating Tatooine

10. Unsheathing the Meatsaber

9. Releasing the Special Edition

8. Jumping to Delight Speed

7. Communicating with Red Leader One

6. Lightsaber Practice with Captain Solo

5. Tinkering With the R2 Unit

4. Manually Targeting the Rebel Base

3. Performing the Jedi Hand Trick

2. Scratching Yoda Behind the Ears

and the Number 1 "Star Wars" Euphemism for Masturbation...

1. Test Firing the Death Star
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:56 AM
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UK: "cracking one off" is quite common.

My favourite though - Hong Kong: "Dah feh geh" (literally, "beating the airplane").
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:00 PM
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Having a pull.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:13 PM
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Rub one out.
Beat the meat.
Choke the chicken.

For women: Double clicking the mouse.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:15 PM
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Most of the following are probably Britishisms:

"Bashing the bishop"
"Spanking the monkey"
"Teasing one out"
"Relaxing in a gentleman's way"
"Tossing off"
"Fun with Pamela and her five little friends"
"Jacking off"
"Going for a J. Arthur Rank"
"Having a game of 5 against 1"
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:32 PM
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I've always been partial to "flicking* the bean."

* Or your favorite verb.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:00 PM
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My roomie and I decided many years ago that really just about and verb and noun can be used in this sense. We just call it "Verbing the Noun."

Examples:

Stickin' It To The Man

Exercising The Pocket Veto

Flying Solo

Yanking the Lanyard

Using the Self-Service Pump

George Carlin gave us these for the ladies:

The Two Finger Tango

Makin' Soup

Beatin' the Beaver
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:06 PM
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"Verbing the Noun."
This is what I'm going to call it from now on.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:38 PM
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Jay Leno referred to it as "Dougy-ing the Howser". Ya gotta love it.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:43 PM
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Some friends and I had an informal contest to see who could come up with the best euphemism a few years back. My offer was:

Giving the Champ his Rubdown

A friend came up with:

Having a Stroke of Genius
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:44 PM
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In the Steve Martin flick Parenthood, Keanu Reeves called it Slappin' the Salami.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:07 PM
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"Straightening the Dope" ?
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:12 PM
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"Frig" is used a lot in 19th-century porn.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:16 PM
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Having a Wank/Wanking is popular in England (at least according to the Bottom live shows)
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:27 PM
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Coming unscrewed.

Take matters in your own hands.

Writing off your losses.

Making sausage gravy.

Whipping heavy cream.

Wax on, wax off.

Purging the prostate.

Handiwork.

Slippindictomy.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:30 PM
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I forgot:

Whippin' up some baby batter.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:56 PM
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For the ladies:

Pumping the treadle

Goddamnit! I am not resting until this euphemism, uh, takes off.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:49 PM
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I say "jacking off" for men and women.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:01 PM
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I say "jacking off" for men and women.
Isn't it "jilling off" when you do it?
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:02 PM
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Since "merchant banker" = "wanker", I suppose "merchant banking" would work as English rhyming slang.
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Jerkin' the Gerkin and stainin' the Merkin!
(For some reason the 'g' must be dropped.)
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:08 PM
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Immanentizing the eschaton.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:16 PM
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All the OP needs is a question mark.

Polling: Popular terms for masturbation?

Yes, it is
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:27 PM
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This far and nobody's mentioned "punishing Percy in the palm"?

(BTW popular terms for masturbation in Oxford would be Michaelmas, Trinity, and Hilary.)
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:41 PM
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One that's stood out in my mind ever since I read it is "buttering your bialy".

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Most of the following are probably Britishisms:

"Bashing the bishop"

<snip>

"Fun with Pamela and her five little friends"
Variants I've heard in the USA:

For the first, waxing the bishop.

For the second, having a date with Rosie Palm(er) and her five sisters.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:12 PM
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From the show Angel, we have "taking some gentleman's time".
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:22 PM
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This thread is bit dominated by male euphemisms. I’ll try to give more equal time to the female euphemisms.

Polish the pearl
Dial ‘O’ on the pink telephone
Check the oil
Apply lip gloss
Nulling the void
Rolling the trackball
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:23 PM
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How can we have forgotten “Plucking the magic twanger,” taken from the Howdy Doody show in the 1950’s.

“C’mon, Froggy, pluck your magic twanger!”

Was that Gabby Hayes or Slim Pickens?
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This is probably more of a Southwestern (NM, specifically) one, but a long ago ex I had called it "Peelin' chiles".

He particularly liked it because his friends could call his house, not get an answer, ask him what he'd been up to when they called, and not really know how to respond to him saying, "Peelin' chiles."

(It may also just be a "my strange ex" thing.)
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:36 PM
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I once had a boyfriend who referred to male masturbation as "jerking for Mister Goodbar." Dunno whether or not he coined this phrase, but I haven't heard it elsewhere.
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I always liked "flogging the dolphin" and "beating the seal."
"Beating your meat" was fairly common in junior high. Most people my age now just say jacking off or whacking off.
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These are always funny (not sure of the source, but they've been all over the net for years)....
I'm 90% sure that's one of David Letterman's Top Ten Lists.

Woody Allen once said something like, "What's wrong with masturbation? It's sex with someone you love."

I'll be in my bunk.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:19 PM
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I'm 90% sure that's one of David Letterman's Top Ten Lists.
I think you're thinking of Top 10 Star Wars Fan Euphemisms For Not Having A Girlfriend. Funny in its own right, and maybe the inspiration for some of those 15, but not as good.
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My favourite though - Hong Kong: "Dah feh geh" (literally, "beating the airplane").
Thai: "Chug wau" (flying a kite). I've always loved this one. The whole "go fly a kite" implication that it's fun but somehow not the real thing...
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This is probably more of a Southwestern (NM, specifically) one, but a long ago ex I had called it "Peelin' chiles".

He particularly liked it because his friends could call his house, not get an answer, ask him what he'd been up to when they called, and not really know how to respond to him saying, "Peelin' chiles."

(It may also just be a "my strange ex" thing.)
I always heard "peelin' chilie" to mean slacking off, beating off, or sitting around with your thumb up your ass, and not to mean actual masturbation.
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I always heard "peelin' chilie" to mean slacking off, beating off, or sitting around with your thumb up your ass, and not to mean actual masturbation.
And sitting around with your thumb up your ass isn't actual masturbation?

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Thai: "Chug wau" (flying a kite). I've always loved this one. The whole "go fly a kite" implication that it's fun but somehow not the real thing...
Yeah, I just love that one. I knew the slang meaning but thought it also referred to actually flying a kite and mentioned that the whole family should go out in the desert and Chuk Wao. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law, a stern and elderly lady, my wife, and my 18 year-old daughter were in the car with me. The trip home was very quiet.

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Having a "J.Arthur"

As in J.Arthur Rank = Wank
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As has been pointed out around here, anything can sound dirty if said right:

"She's...redecoration her den "

"He's....adjusting his carborator "


But I do think they're a too much tip to the side of guys masturbating. We need to work up some more female terms....how about dunking the little man in the boat?
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And sitting around with your thumb up your ass isn't actual masturbation?
Funny, I was just thinking about that. That "pull your finger out" was pretty much a respectable term even if it implied your finger in your ass.

The English are interesting people.
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Cuff the carrot

Slam the ham

Doing Mother Thumb and her four daughters
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:07 AM
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How can we have forgotten “Plucking the magic twanger,” taken from the Howdy Doody show in the 1950’s.

“C’mon, Froggy, pluck your magic twanger!”

Was that Gabby Hayes or Slim Pickens?

None of the above. I'm afraid you have to brush up on your 1950s kid's shows.

It was gravel-voiced Andy Devine, and his show was The Andy Devine Show, not Howdy Doody. the 50s were filled with many now-forgotten children's programming -- Rootie Kazootie, Winky Dink and You, Ding Dong School, and many far more obscure. Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse were not the sole rulers.
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I always heard "peelin' chilie" to mean slacking off, beating off, or sitting around with your thumb up your ass, and not to mean actual masturbation.
Could be. My ex is the only person I know to say it at all, much less in the context of masturbation. However, that is the context he used it in.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:42 AM
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More on Andy devine and his kids show Andy's Gang:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Devine
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