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Dimen, M. (2011). Sexual Healing? Commentary on Paper by Karen E. Starr and Lewis Aron. Psychoanal. Dial., 21(4):393-397.

(2011). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21(4):393-397

Sexual Healing? Commentary on Paper by Karen E. Starr and Lewis Aron

Muriel Dimen, Ph.D.

Starr and Aron's paper, based on original research, bares a trauma that is as much professional as it is ethical. Their watershed insights into its origins could emerge, however, only when a certain critical mass of data and theory had accumulated. Their essay challenges the reader to confront the ethical and professional dilemma of imagining the founder of psychoanalysis engaged in a cure entailing orgasm-by-proxy.

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