2) The Manifestations Of Infantile Sexuality


Freud nominates this as manifestation due to both its rhythmic characteristics, and the incorporation of the mouth.


In sucking rhythmically at some part of the skin or mucous membrane, as in thumb-sucking the child is seeking to renew the pleasure first felt sucking at his mother's breast.

So it seems that infantile sexual manifestations have three essential characteristics: at their origin they attach themselves to one of the vital somatic functions, they have as yet, no sexual object - they are auto-erotic, and their sexual aim is dominated by an erotogenic zone.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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