desexualize


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desexualize

(dē-sĕks′ū-ăl-īz) [″ + sexus, sex]
To castrate; to remove sexual traits.
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also desexualizes Asian men--he thinks they are all asexual and passive,
14) I would argue, to the contrary, that the poet's contradictory denial of female appetite and choice desexualizes legitimate Protestant copulation, on the one hand, and makes it sound a bit like rape, on the other.
The regressing libido apparently desexualizes itself by retreating back step-by-step to the presexual stage of earliest infancy.
Refreshingly, Hillman challenges the tired notion (held by Freud, Ernest Jones, and countless critics since) that Hamlet's desires are Oedipal with a reading of the closet scene that demonstrates how the prince desexualizes his mother even as he seeks to know her insides.
Myths that have risen up around these behavioural descriptions--or, rather, myths that have been called up, evoked from the available collection passed down through Western history--include that of the pure, virginal woman or the maternal woman whose symbolic function as caregiver effectively desexualizes her.