The act of masturbating, pleasuring oneself sexually. Using one's own hand or other object to reach orgasm. It is easier for some people to say instead of "masturbation" which carries with it a negative connotation, particularly for women.
Many people are more comfortable saying they engaged in self pleasure rather than say they masturbated. She confessed to the priest that she pleasured herself sexually rather than that she masturbated. self-pleasure
by SweetSueRocks April 19, 2016