What, pray tell, is a witty masturbator?

In this New York Times article on Was Lincoln Gay?

There’s the following quote:

(emphasis mine).

So I have two questions:

  1. Did Kinsey ever write about witty masturbators? If so, where?

  2. What the hell is a witty masturbator?

Wow, that’s really bizarre. Gotta be a typo – but for what?

Witty master debater, maybe? :smiley:

The Trolley Song

Hey! I just like musicals!

Look to Ellen DeGeneres.

I pleasure myself with my rapier wit all the time…

My guess would be that “witty” is being used in the sense of "clever’ A “witty masturbator” would, I am guessing, be one who shows ingenuity, inventiveness and a willingness to experiment – i.e. would be willing to try a mutual wank with other males.

I’m not saying I buy into any of that, just guessing at what the author was trying to suggest.

I think that there’s a joke along the lines of “cunning linguist” or something like that, but I can’t think of one except for …

I got nothing.