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1. the characteristic quality of the male and female reproductive elements.
2. the constitution of an individual in relation to sexual attitudes or activity. This is a broad concept that includes aspects of the physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual makeup of an individual. It is not limited to the physical or biological reproductive elements and behavior, but encompasses the manner in which individuals use their own roles, relationships, values, customs, and gender.
infantile sexuality in freudian theory, the erotic life of infants and children, encompassing the oral, anal, and phallic phases of psychosexual development.
in psychoanalytic personality theory, the concept concerning psychosexual development in infants and children; encompasses the overlapping oral, anal, and phallic phases during the first 5 years of life.
in·fan·tile sex·u·al·i·ty(in'făn-tīl sek'shū-al'i-tē)
psychoanalysis The body of theories concerning psychosexual development in infants and children; encompasses the overlapping oral, anal, and phallic phases during the first 5 years of life.