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Keiser, S. (1949). The Fear of Sexual Passivity in the Masochist. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 30:162-171.

(1949). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 30:162-171

The Fear of Sexual Passivity in the Masochist

S. Keiser, M.D.

SUMMARY

Masochists cannot tolerate real passivity. In the sexual act they seek to avoid end pleasure. They cannot tolerate any painful tension. They express aggression through their supposed passivity against their partners. The source of the masochistic need dervies from the urge of the organism to rid itself of all tensions through an orgasm with its consequent momentary unconsciousness.

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