genital phase


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gen·i·tal phase

in psychoanalytic personality theory, the final stage of psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, in which the person's psychosexual development is so organized that sexual gratification can be achieved from genital-to-genital contact and the capacity exists for a mature affectionate relationship with someone of the opposite sex. See: phallic phase.

genital phase

Psychosexual development, see there.

gen·i·tal phase

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In psychoanalytic personality theory, the final stage of psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, in which the person's psychosexual development is so organized that sexual gratification can be achieved from genital-to-genital contact and the capacity exists for a mature affectionate relationship with another person.
See also: phallic phase