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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

Q. What are some ways to get an erection? Libido and sperm are OK. I have had a problem with depression for years. I have always had a strong libido and I find that my ED has been a factor in my depression. Sexual relationships have helped me deal with my depression. What a MIRACLE! How can something so good be a remedy for mental problems. Oh! for a good stiff dick. I have considered a penile prosthesis implant but I'm still hoping for something better. Any information that might help would be greatly appreciated and I will remember you in my dreams and fantasies(sexual)for you ladies and I'll thank you studs. John

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James's tales fail to mediate the problems of material possession through the epistemological quest, in other words, because in these texts 'knowledge' (or moral understanding, which presumes the recognition of difference) proves antithetical to the possession of objects imagined as libidinally invested inalienable properties.
Thus, for the subject, the body from the word go is a signifier, a primary--since libidinally invested--metaphor for the subject's existence outside (at least partially) the realm of nature, of the real.
Semen, conveniently representing the phallus through metonymy, becomes libidinally invested as a temporary, but comforting, replacement for the missing phallus of the woman.
My affiliation with Barthes will itself signify my understanding and support of the avant gardist notion of sociopolitical change through libidinally generated disruptions of traditionalist discourse.
However, despite Corcoran's otherwise libidinally correct reading of Gunn, it must be said that Gunn's Collected Poems does much more than just venture out of some "exceptionally" libidinal closet.
In Eurocentric texts that reflect aggression against Africans, there are references to justified counter-aggression, but if they are present these acts are libidinally invested.
12) We may reconstruct the underlying logic of this series in terms of an initial situation involving possession of an object, one that is libidinally cathected (a woman or friend); followed by the loss of this object, against the will of the possessor and without compensation; after which compensation is required, either through vengeful aggression against a substitute object that comes into one's possession (the living or dead body of the enemy), or through the option that is so hard to come by in the Iliad, acceptance of apoina as conciliating reparation.
Singer's gentle heroes, they depict instead the multifarious ways in which muscular, tough-talking, straight-shooting Jews polish off the oily, disreputable, libidinally out-of-control Arabs.
His initial libidinally charged attention-seeking is coloured by the therapist's countertransference response.
Citing his Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, she argues that Freud himself fell prey to this binary construction in presupposing that "organicist societies are inherently less civilized than liberal individualistic ones because non-individuation signals a libidinally charged psychic economy that constrains rational deliberation and impulse control" (164).
There is no doubt that in his dream-experience he actually libidinally cathected this narcissistic production of his psyche.
See also Grosz: "External objects, implements and instruments with which the subject continually interacts become, while they are being used, intimate, vital and even libidinally cathected parts of the body image.