Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To convert articles to PDF…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

At the top right corner of every PEP Web article, there is a button to convert it to PDF. Just click this button and downloading will begin automatically.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

(1960). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. VI, 1958: The Significance of the External Female Genitalia and of Female Orgasm for the Male. George Devereux. Pp. 278-286.. Psychoanal Q., 29:429-429.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. VI, 1958: The Significance of the External Female Genitalia and of Female Orgasm for the Male. George Devereux. Pp. 278-286.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:429-429

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. VI, 1958: The Significance of the External Female Genitalia and of Female Orgasm for the Male. George Devereux. Pp. 278-286.

Data from Micronesian cultures throw light on the attitude of the male toward the female genitalia and the female orgasm. It is important for the Micronesian woman to have large, observable external genitalia, for the man is especially attracted by them; efforts are made toward artificially enlarging them. The enlarged genital is then referred to as 'full of things' and is said to aid the woman in achieving quicker orgasm. The enlarged genital is often treated as a penis by the man and he finds it highly desirable that the woman urinate at the climax (which he apparently equates with ejaculation), and that she have her climax first. The author suggests that this behavior helps the man to overcome his castration anxiety.

- 429 -

Article Citation

(1960). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. VI, 1958. Psychoanal. Q., 29:429-429

Copyright © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.