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touch (oneself)

euphemistic slang To masturbate. My ultra-religious aunt scared us silly when we went through puberty with all sorts of myths about what would happen if we touched ourselves.
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touch

1. n. a likely target for begging; someone who is asked for a loan. (see also soft touch.) He was just the kind of touch we were looking for, not too bright and not too poor.
2. n. a request for money (from a beggar); a request for a loan. I ignored the touch and walked on by.
3. tv. to ask someone for a loan. He touched me for a hundred bucks.
4. n. a small portion of something to eat or drink. (Folksy.) I’ll have just a touch. I’m on a diet, you know.
5. tv. to deal with or handle someone or something. (Usually in the negative.) Mr. Wilson is a real pain, and I wouldn’t touch his account. Find somebody else to handle it.

touch

base/bases Informal
To renew a line of communication: "He went out of his way to touch base with a broad cross section of ... residents" (George B. Merry).
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We don't want to hurt anyone because we've been hurt, so our sins, if that's what they are, are mostly solitary: daydreaming that we're somebody we're not, touching ourselves to make sure we're alive, bragging so others will like us, being ungrateful when we have everything we need, envying others who have a little bit more, consuming mass quantities of wine or Cheese Puffs, porn or TV or all four at once.
Back then, most of us learned that touching ourselves was wrong and something we shouldn't do.
EXCEPT FOR THE Apollo astronauts who journeyed to the Moon in the late 1960s and early '70s, we humans have had to content ourselves with exploring the universe from a respectable distance, using telescopes or robotic spacecraft to examine celestial bodies that we have no hope of ever touching ourselves.
You know we start our sexual lives alone, as teenagers, experimenting by touching ourselves and secretly masturbating.