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libido

 [lĭ-be´do, lĭ-bi´do] (L.)
1. sexual desire.
2. the psychic energy derived from instinctive biological drives; in early freudian theory it was restricted to the sexual drive, then expanded to include all expressions of love and pleasure, but the concept has evolved to include also the death instinct. freud postulated that libido development occurs in distinct stages: the oral stage, anal stage, and genital stage. Mental illnesses are therefore considered disturbances of libido development, such as regression to an earlier phase. jung proposed that although libido can be viewed according to the freudian pattern, it can also be desexualized and viewed as an undifferentiated energy that is at the basis of such mental processes as thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. adj., adj libid´inal.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō, -bī'dō), Do not confuse this word with livedo.
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

(lĭ-bē′dō, -bī′-)
n. pl. libi·dos
1. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
2.
a. Sexual desire.
b. Manifestation of the sexual drive.

li·bid′i·nal (-bĭd′n-əl) adj.
li·bid′i·nal·ly adv.

libido

Sigmund Freud’s term for one’s sex drive or sexual desire.

libido

plural, libidos, sex drive Psychiatry Sexual drive, urge or desire; the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctive biologic drives, generally equated to sexual drive; normal libido requires adequate testosterone and dopamine–which inhibits libido-attenuating prolactin. See Anorgasmia.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō)
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

Sexual desire or its manifestations. In psychoanalytic theory, the term is used more generally to mean the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.

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As Freud himself emphasizes, all forms of experience answer to different forms of libidinal bonds, since they qualitatively synthesize and "bind" the excitation of life.
Objelerden cekilerek bedene yatirilan libidinal enerji bedende libidinal tonus artisina neden olarak hipokondriyak duyumlar yaratmaktadir.
In Lacanian psychoanalytic practice, the traversing of a fantasy is a period during the cure characterized by a dis-identification, when a re-articulation of the core not just of one's self-identity, but of one's basic mode of enjoyment, one's basic orientation to satisfaction and libidinal connections, is occurring.
On the contrary, James devotes a large body of his work, especially from the 1880s through 1900 and beyond, to exploring the entanglement of consciousness and desire with libidinal, social and materialist scripts of attainment or possession.
In psychoanalytic parlance, the turbulent drive energy and chaotic libidinal intensities of what Freud called the "primary process" constitute an alternative approach to the world, one that positively values the metamorphosis of thought, feeling, and sensation.
Psychoanalysis is a latecomer on the scene of transgressive mass-formatting, but since its invention coincides with a major stopover in media history, the deployment of film technology in the libidinal life of Western civilization, it proved an efficient chemical developer in profiling femininity.
Taking her cue from the impact that emerging discourses of S/M (sadomasochism) have had on recent feminist thought, and prompted by the suggestions of theorists such as Michel Foucault and Slavoj Zizek, that such discourses render the libidinal economy of medieval erotics 'legible' to modern audiences, Desmond explores the way in which medieval texts represent the dynamics of erotic violence, specifically the violence that would nowadays be termed 'intimate' or 'domestic'.
Quizzically, Dobbs also considers Fairbairn a romanticist, and in so doing does not develop the Calvinistic influences on Fairbairn which are embedded in his retention of an aggressive, drive-like affect in the repressed "internal saboteur" of the anti-libidinal ego and the repressed, seductive, but ultimately dismissive libidinal ego.
Barbara Godard's reading of Jovette Marchessault, (like Domenic Beneventi's of Regine Robin and Robert Majzels), traces liminal and libidinal representations of Montreal.