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B., D. (1922). Sexuality: C. P. Oberndorf. Some Phases of Autoerotism. New York Medical Journal, November 8, 1919.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 3:488.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Sexuality: C. P. Oberndorf. Some Phases of Autoerotism. New York Medical Journal, November 8, 1919.

(1922). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 3:488

Sexuality: C. P. Oberndorf. Some Phases of Autoerotism. New York Medical Journal, November 8, 1919.

D. B.

The author commences his article by saying that the Freudian concept of the development of sexual pleasure traces pleasurable sensations primarily to bodily functions, such as suckling, rocking and swaying and simpler tactile movements, and he includes these under the term autoerotism. So far we can accept what he says, but when he adds that 'we can concur with the assertion of White that, "All pleasure founds in the last analysis in sex pleasure"' we must disagree with him. This latter view, which is unfortunately rather prevalent and thought to be based on psycho-analysis, has never been stated by Freud or those who accept the psycho-analytic principles in toto. It is only pleasure of a specific quality and having certain characteristics that can be regarded as sexual pleasure, and any other pleasure requires a different explanation.

The author next makes a few cursory remarks on narcissism, and then proceeds to deal with masturbation. He quotes several cases in which existed conflicts regarding masturbatory practices.

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B., D. (1922). Sexuality. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 3:488

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