gratify your passion(s)


gratify your passion(s)
   to copulate
   A venerable but perhaps obsolete usage, and as gratify his or your (amorous) desires or works:
    He cannot afford to employ professional women to gratify his passions. (Mayhew, 1862)
    She did gratify his amorous works. (Shakespeare, Othello)
   To gratify yourself is to masturbate:
    ... he never let his sexual feelings for his fellow passenger get the better of him, nor ever 'gratified himself in an unnatural way'. (Winchester, 1998)
   Whence gratification, copulation:
    ... since the Roman Church regarded such errors as venal... I had much gratification at little expense. (Graves, 1940)

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