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Henry, C. (2014). POP Vampires, Freud, and Primary Masochism. Psychoanal. Rev., 101(1):25-38.
   

(2014). Psychoanalytic Review, 101(1):25-38

POP Vampires, Freud, and Primary Masochism

Charles Henry, M.D.

Vampires are often portrayed as seductive. It is difficult to separate this association from the sadistic nature of the figure—a connection that is dependent upon a potential masochism within the victim. Post-Freudian contributions on sadism, masochism, and sexuality have emphasized the role of traumatic factors in influencing the development of sadomasochistic urges. However, the popularity of the vampire figure evidences a role for Freud's notion of an inherent primary masochism. This erotic impulse is primitive in nature and seemingly nonoedipal. Vampire dramatizations are a convenient location for the playing out of these repressed tensions.

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