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Corbett, K. (2001). Sexuality/sexuality: Discussion of Deborah Waxenberg's “On Not Being Supposed To”. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2(4):375-381.

(2001). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2(4):375-381

Sexuality/sexuality: Discussion of Deborah Waxenberg's “On Not Being Supposed To”

Ken Corbett, Ph.D.

In discussing Waxenberg's case presentation, the author focuses on the interimplication of sex and object in the patient's tie to her mother. This sadomasochistic tie is viewed both as the progenitor and as the product of a dead mother—baby union. Consideration is given to the clinical paradox of having to embody the transference position of the dead mother while simultaneously offering the safety of generative potential space.

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