In psychoanalysis, a term referring to the genital components of sexuality (that is, the penis and vagina), as opposed, for example, to orality and anality.
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psychoanalysis A term referring to the genital components of sexuality (i.e., the penis and vagina), as opposed, for example, to orality and anality.
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Later, these components will get in contact with the genitality.
it is Reich who moves the young, with his antinomianism, his taste for magic, and his emphasis on full genitality as the final goal of man.
According to Freud, sexuality is much wider than the genital sexuality and is characterized by the mobility of the libidinal investments that can move either towards orality or genitality, as well as toward any other object or part of the body.
towards genitality): for Freud, this is why it is a perversion.
In undertaking a political analysis against genitality, Wittig utilizes "inversion" as a crucial reading practice.
(1) The finding, of course, confirmed a traditional conceit of psychoanalytic literature, which has always invested heavily in the exchange-value of libido, its symbolic equivalence with money, tying compulsive saving to anality and spending to genitality. (2) If the 1975 study has any predictive plausibility, psychoanalysts today must be making a killing from the 2008-09 crash, the world's most acute financial crisis since the Great Depression, and one can only hope that the traders and investors who are paying their fees feel they are making a sound investment in rebuilding their libidinal economies.
It is a matter of genitality [that is, the potential of the mind to engender the act of thinking in thought], not of innateness or reminiscence.
People become victims of what Lefebvre terms "genitality" ("genitalite"), in which biological fertility replaces sexual fulfillment and family relationships replace social ties (61, 64-65).
The idea of a being who is both sexes, a classical paradigm, has to be differentiated from the androgyne that represents an ideal fusion of archetypes while skirting the nitty-gritty issue of genitality.
Karl Abraham, in commentary on "The Spider as a Dream Symbol," remarks on the ambiguity of the insect as a signifier of genitality. While noting that "the long legs of a species of spider (Phalangium) [have been] interpreted as phallic symbols" (326), he claims that more often the spider represents the castrating progenetrix.