anal eroticism


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anal eroticism

(in psychoanalysis) a libidinal fixation at or a regression to the anal stage of psychosexual development, often reflected as an anal character. Also called anal erotism. Compare oral eroticism.

anal eroticism

Sexuoeroticism that focuses on stimulation of the anal sphincter and insertion of body parts, sex toys or other items into the anus and rectum.

anal eroticism

1. Sensations of pleasure experienced through defecation during a stage in the development of children.
2. In psychiatry, fixation of the libido at the anal-erotic developmental stage. Personality traits associated with anal eroticism include cleanliness, frugality, and neatness, and an unusual interest in regularity of bowel movements.
Synonym: anal erotism See: anal stage
See also: eroticism
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While anal eroticism undoubtedly provokes questions of male/male desire, a male desire for another male's anus, I want to stress that it need not be this way.
Another reason for considering anal eroticism in Agustini's poem is that it opens up more hermeneutic possibilities.
All this makes anal eroticism a suasive point for the displacement or erasure of purely phallic boundaries.
9) Discussing the common reaction-formation whereby extreme cleanliness serves as a mask for an active anal eroticism, Laplanche and Pontalis point out how easily it gives itself away: "Does not the housewife who is obsessed with cleanliness end up by concentrating her whole existence on dust and dirt?
I am grateful to Michael Tilby for prompting me to address the linguistic dimension of anal eroticism.
This intimate intersection of desire, disgust and anal eroticism comes up more fully in Freud's letters to Fliess (ed.
As I read Freud's expulsive language, I hear his own desublimation, his own repudiated pleasure liberated through the memory of the very anal eroticism about which he is theorizing.