Is there a word for a person who doesn't masturbate? If so, what would he/she/it be known as?

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    Why "he"? And I guess when there is nobody in this category, we don't need words to describe them! – Gigili May 7 '11 at 20:22
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    I'm going with "non-existent". – Robusto May 7 '11 at 20:28
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    There isn't one, so I am going to go for nonanist. – z7sg Ѫ May 7 '11 at 20:55
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    If you take "he" as the pronoun of choice, the word you want is "liar". – John Cowan May 7 '11 at 21:19
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    Who doesn't like to, or who doesn't? There's a difference. – Sam May 8 '11 at 3:24

Aonanist. An onanist being a man who masturbates or practices coitus interruptus, an aonanist would be someone who doesn't (similar to social/asocial).

I don't think onanophobe is right because that would indicate a fear of onanism while there are certainly other reasons for not practicing it.

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You could call such a person an onanophobe.

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  • this answer is so far the most satisfactory one to the question. – user8105 May 7 '11 at 23:25
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    nonanist perhaps? – mgb May 8 '11 at 1:28
  • Someone downvoted this, it would help to know why. – Callithumpian May 13 '11 at 3:59

asexual --> an-onanist?

Which is to say, I do not know either, but other people are attempting to coin a word that is the opposite of an onanist--a man guilty of the sin of onanism, or spilling his seed. This is an allusion to Onan, in Genesis 38:

Gen 38:8-10 (NRSV)

Then Judah said to Onan, ‘Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her; raise up offspring for your brother.’ But since Onan knew that the offspring would not be his, he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to his brother’s wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. What he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.

While Ronald's aversion to onanophobe is well reasoned, it does have the benefit of a literary reference.

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  • This is often taken as referring to coitus interruptus, so not necessarily relevant. – Tim Lymington May 21 '11 at 22:03

I have nothing to offer that refers specifically to masturbation, but you probably could accommodate (though you don't mention the context for your need) by using the adjective continent, which means “exercising self-restraint, especially sexually”.

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  • that person doesn't like it, nothing about avoiding it or something like that. – Gigili May 7 '11 at 20:52
  • continent is close to chaste but i'm still open for more words. P.S: its not about controlling or abstaining, its about hating, disliking the act. – user8105 May 7 '11 at 20:53
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    Consider also asexual. – Cerberus_Reinstate_Monica May 7 '11 at 20:56
  • @Cerberus: Wouldn't that exclude someone who has sexual relations with someone else but doesn't masturbate? Similarly for anything along the lines of "exercising sexual self-restraint", such as continent or chaste. – Fred Nurk May 8 '11 at 1:01
  • @FredNurk: Yeah, that was merely a suggestion, not a real solution to this question, which I rather think there isn't. – Cerberus_Reinstate_Monica May 8 '11 at 3:48

Unfortunately this isn't a word, but often a phrase used is "a person who refrains from self-abuse." That phrase is very clear but also very clearly judgmental.

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Some people who don't masturbate are anhedonic.

ANHEDONIA : a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts — an·he·don·ic adjective

Sexual anhedonia, or pleasure dissociative orgasmic disorder is a real thing:

a condition in which an individual cannot feel pleasure from an orgasm. It is thought to be a variant of hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

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Celibacy is sexual abstinence. So, a "celibate" is one who don't masturbate.

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  • Well, that may not be true depending on your definition of sexual abstinence. – choster Sep 30 '15 at 16:27

What could be better for such a person than spank-blanker?

Nothing, it seems.

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Or they could be a celibater...

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