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Berliner, B. (1949). Psychiatric Quarterly. XXII, 1948: The Myth of a New National Disease. Homosexuality and the Kinsey Report. Edmund Bergler. Pp. 66–88.. Psychoanal Q., 18:400-401.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychiatric Quarterly. XXII, 1948: The Myth of a New National Disease. Homosexuality and the Kinsey Report. Edmund Bergler. Pp. 66–88.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:400-401

Psychiatric Quarterly. XXII, 1948: The Myth of a New National Disease. Homosexuality and the Kinsey Report. Edmund Bergler. Pp. 66–88.

Bernhard Berliner

This paper is a sharp criticism of Kinsey's concept of the 'hetero-homosexual balance' which, in Bergler's opinion, is a superficial statistical evaluation of manifest data that completely ignores unconscious motivations. The report arrives at figures that are much too high and would make homosexuality appear a national disease. Kinsey's information was supplied by volunteers, and secondarily interested other volunteers who, consciously in good faith and inspired by noble intentions, unconsciously may have used their opportunity to prove that 'everybody' has homosexual tendencies, thus justifying their own trends. Kinsey may not have paid sufficient attention to the fact that neurotics


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are particularly interested in a work such as his. While he considers homosexuality a biologic fact, it did not occur to him that it is a neurotic disease.

As an antithesis Bergler gives an excellent summary of his own concept of male homosexuality. The homosexual is an orally fixated and regressed person who predominantly uses the unconscious defense mechanism of a man to man relationship to escape his repressed masochistic attachment to the preoedipal mother. He seeks the penis of the other man as the reduplication of his own penis which has become the narcissistic compensation for the breast that disappointed him.


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Berliner, B. (1949). Psychiatric Quarterly. XXII, 1948. Psychoanal. Q., 18:400-401

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