Slang used in the furry fandom
to describe masturbation, or the act thereof.
Originates from the slang term jerking off
. Comes from that a furry's fursona
most likely has "paws" instead of hands, thus the term for pawing.
(Usually used in the same context even if the animal has claws, hands, etc.)
Can be used in past (pawed), present (pawing), or future (paw) tenths.