erotogenesis

er·o·to·gen·e·sis

(er'ō-tō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The origin or genesis of sexual impulses.
[G. erōs, love, + genesis, origin]
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Invoking Lacan in the conclusion, McIntire argues that, for Eliot and Woolf, the past structures desire in the fashion of an "Other that one can never fully know, but the approach and the Other nonetheless incite the wish to try again to understand the erotogenesis of alterity" (209).