object choice

ob·ject choice

(ob'jekt choys),
In psychoanalysis, the object (usually a person) on which psychic energy is centered.

ob·ject choice

(ob'jekt choys)
psychoanalysis The object (usually a person) on which (or whom) psychic energy is centered.
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However, perhaps the novel's queerest potential, I will argue, comes in the form of sexual activity that disregards object choice tout court.
As sexology gave way to psychiatry as the basis for understanding homosexuality, the social and clinical perception of the lesbian shifted from a matter of sexual inversion (the "inborn" manifestation of masculine gender traits) to one of object choice.
As Ahmed demonstrates, deviation from this line of desire and reasoning not only threatens the presumed naturalness of orientation towards "oppositely sexed" object choice but also threatens to destabilize the basis for familial reproduction.
Canaday traces the convergence of these ideas, as the state joins the policing of the gender invert with the regulation of sexual object choice to form something akin to the contemporary dualism of "gay" and "straight.
constituting a narcissistic object choice made according to the Freudian
She embodies what most both disturbs and fascinates Jason simultaneously regarding the object choice of his libido--his mother.
However, a closer examination of the events leading up to this physical confrontation, as well as some background information about the players involved, reveals a whole complex of accusations and anxieties focused around the intersection of masculinity, sexual performance, and sexual object choice.
You shifted from being a man who loved women to being a woman who loved women; your object choice (woman) stayed the same, but because you changed genders, your social definition switched from heterosexual man to lesbian woman - all in/as the same body.
However, in Mexico--and many other countries--sexual identity has less to do with sexual object choice than sexual aim or, to put it more bluntly, sexual position.
Throughout antiquity, Aphrodite was the primary cultural representative of sexual love, regardless of object choice.
She finds th e eroticization of the mulatto body to be mediated by the iconography of gender inversion, while interracial heterosexual desire functions as both an analogy to homosexual object choice and a screen through which it can be articulated.
The sexual object choice was quite secondary and could include almost anyone who was available.