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psychosexual

 [si″ko-sek´shoo-al]
pertaining to the mental or emotional aspects of sex.
psychosexual disorders sexual disorders (def. 2).

psy·cho·sex·u·al

(sī'kō-sek'shū-ăl),
Pertaining to the relationships among the emotional, mental, physiologic, and behavioral components of sex or sexual development.

psychosexual

(sī′kō-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality.

psy′cho·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
psy′cho·sex′u·al·ly adv.

psy·cho·sex·u·al

(sī'kō-sek'shū-ăl)
Pertaining to relationships among the emotional, mental, physiologic, and behavioral components of sex or sexual development.
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Juveniles who are deemed less psychosexually disturbed receive services in a clinic-based format.
As they matured emotionally and psychosexually, they experienced a struggle that centered on the question of whether what had happened to them meant that they were gay.
While released sporadically throughout the 1970s, tales of psychosexually disturbed loners targeting mature women gained a prominent foothold in American film culture in summer 1980 after some feminist groups protested against, and many cineaste elites debated the relative merits of, the up-market production Dressed to Kill (De Palma 1980) (See Sandler 73-82), the box office performance of which was comparable to that of Friday the 13"'.
But how could they put young actors in such psychosexually fraught material?
"Jane Sneed Began It," the feminine voice instigating the action, reminiscing of the psychosexually charged days "ten years ago" when they played "in the grass" and "for joy [she] used to run by river and wood," she unable to "quit [him] if [she] would / Nor yet quit [her] could [he]." John Black responds, reminding her that now they are but "sly travelers" on the lookout for "the face whose ravage cries for tears," an apparition embodying the now haunting memory of those years in which they could "fructify" or literally become impregnated.
The second is that a person cannot be psychologically or psychosexually healthy unless their biological sex is unambiguous (that is, their genitalia look 'normal') and their gender identity and role are in harmony with that body (Money, 1986b; 1994).
Since the statue both has a penis (when Mary Louise unveils it) and lacks one (though its presence is suggested by the fig leaf, its absence is equally assured), the narrator is incapable of (mis)identifying with it and thus psychosexually remains in Lacan's realm of the prelinguistic Real.
The program has also been specialized for individuals who are intellectually limited and psychosexually disturbed.
Two thirds of priests, according to a 1970 study commissioned by the American Bishops, are immature psychosexually. "They really haven't sorted out their sexuality; they may be bisexual," he says.
After Psycho, emotionally traumatized and psychosexually motivated monster-murderers began appearing in horror films with alarming regularity.
His nonchalance--he seems almost to be babbling at this point--and the speech's proximity to some of the novel's most implicating eroticized banter (he and Jake have just discussed Henry James's impotence in a way which might code James as gay)--serve to emphasize that, psychosexually, Bill has nothing to hide.
The postulates of this approach are summarized succinctly by Milton Diamond and Keith Sigmundson: "(1) individuals are psychosexually neutral at birth and (2) healthy psychosexual development is dependent on the appearance of the genitals" (p.