All those men whose libido, as the result of masturbatory or perverse sexual practices, has become habituated to situations and conditions of satisfaction other than the normal develop in marriage a diminished potency. Naturally, however, each of these children was bound to have become aware at one time or another of the superior physical strength of its parents or educators; the fact that in every nursery the children themselves at time come to blows requires no special emphasis.
In the case mentioned of unbridled aggressiveness after coitus against the man who was otherwise greatly loved, I was able to establish that this phase had existed before object-choice had set in. In the first type an alteration in the external world is prominent; in the second, the accent falls upon an internal change.
The actual identity of the person beating remains obscure at first. An audio guide to the Freud family dining room.
But an isolated clitoris-contraction would be in keeping with her statement that no contact of the genitals had taken place. Herford and E. As is well known, such rather sudden intensifications in libido are regularly connected with puberty and the menopause, with the reaching of a certain age in women; in many people they may in addition manifest themselves in periodicities as yet unrecognized.
But this, from the ideal point of view, remains also their only achievement, because for this repression of their sexual instinct they make use of all those energies which otherwise they would employ in cultural activity. She specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for troubled children and adolescents, who face behavioral and emotional challenges at home and at school.
Who was the child that was being beaten?
Women live with women and men with men; family life as we know it is said to be hardly known in many primitive tribes. It seems to me, however, a little premature to discuss the problems of hysterical predisposition at this point. Perhaps this fear is founded on the difference of woman from man, on her eternally inexplicable, mysterious and strange nature, which thus seems hostile.
The children who are being beaten are almost invariably boys, in the phantasies of boys just as much as in those of girls. All rights reserved. This ability to exchange the originally sexual aim for another which is no longer sexual but is psychically related, is called the capacity for sublimation.
Narcissus, Oedipus and the Persistence of Memory. During this development a part of the self-obtained sexual excitation is checked, as being useless for the reproductive functions, and in favourable cases is diverted to sublimation.
A husband is, so to speak, never anything but a proxy, never the right man; the first claim upon the feeling of love in a woman belongs to someone else, in typical cases to her father; the husband is at best a second. This is also of unknown origin, but there is no doubt whatever that it is connected with the incestuous wishes, and that it is justified by the persistence of those wishes in the unconscious.
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