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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

/li·bi·do/ (lĭ-be´do) (lĭ-bi´do) pl. libid´ines   [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 all expressions of love and pleasure, but has evolved to include also the death instinct.libid´inal

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

[libē′dō, libī′dō]
1 the psychic energy or instinctual drive associated with sexual desire, pleasure, or creativity.
2 (in psychoanalysis) the instinctual drives of the id.
3 lustful desire or striving. libidinal, libidinous, adj. libidinize, v.

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.

libido

pl. libidines [L.] sexual drive, vigor, enthusiasm.

absent libido
unwillingness to copulate on the part of a male.

Patient discussion about libido

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In particular how do you understand the libidinal economy of intersubjective relations and what are the political implications of this?
Pues bien, para el desarrollo en psicoanalisis de una ontologia del ser-politico o del ser-en-comun, debemos tomar como marco conceptual no otra cosa que el despliegue de la economia libidinal freudiana, donde se hara patente la importancia que cobra el desarrollo analitico de la pulsion de muerte.
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.
En primer lugar, que la libido humana no arriba a un momento del desarrollo que coincida con un paradigma, porque no hay paradigma, no hay relacion sexual, ya que en la estructura libidinal humana no hay una matriz que indique un norte, tal como lo hace en el pensamiento freudiano la etapa genital adulta.
Se caracteriza por la integracion de las representaciones del si mismo con la carga libidinal y con carga agresiva en un sistema definido del si mismo, y por la integracion de las imagenes objetales con carga libidinal y con carga agresiva en representaciones objetales "totales".
Egonun bedenle butunlesmesi, yani libidinal yatirimini nesnelerden cekerek tamamen bedene yoneltmesi narsisistik doneme bir gerileme (regresyon) olarak degerlendirilebilir.
By seeking to grasp the dynamics of Jamesian narrative not exclusively from the perspective of the objects it purports to pursue but rather from the internal logic the text ratifies in grasping or withholding such 'things', we aim at elucidating both the libidinal and social poetics of Jamesian forms in a preliminary way.
Nor are his troubles over when, disabused of his infatuation with the robot, he returns to his first love at the end of the story only to encounter for a final time the "fearsome spectre" (87) of the evil alchemist whose traumatic reappearance signifies the advent of interminably further libidinal vicissitudes.
It's Britney, Bitch" is addressed to the "(h)and" or spear that links her name to Shakespeare's signature stretched across the crimson libidinal makeup of her audience.
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.