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Glenn, J. (1969). Testicular and Scrotal Masturbation. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 50:353-362.

(1969). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 50:353-362

Testicular and Scrotal Masturbation

Jules Glenn

The relative lack of interest in the testicles, on the part of analysts, has resulted in a paucity of data regarding erotic sensations elicited by testicular or scrotal stimulation. Bell (1961) and Yazmajian (1966a), (1966b) have described adult patients who were aroused by testicular or scrotal manipulation, but there is no report in the literature about such occurrences described by children. Because I have heard colleagues state that there is no pleasure in stimulating these organs and since such phenomena have not been reported sufficiently in the literature, I will present clinical material that will demonstrate testicular and scrotal masturbation and associated fantasies. In addition, I will attempt to present a broad view of the relation between testicular cathexis and castration fear on the one hand and developmental factors intrinsic and extrinsic to the testes and scrotal sac on the other. The recent psychoanalytic literature describing clinical details regarding the testicles has thus far overemphasized purely testicular determinants. This contrasts with the previous writings which completely overlooked the importance of these parts of the male genitals. Sufficient data have been accumulated to warrant presenting a balanced picture of the complex correlations between the perception of testicular and scrotal sensations and other aspects of the personality.

Let me summarize the material about testicular and scrotal cathexis already in the literature. Bell (1961),

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