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S., A. (1940). Clinical: Grete Bibring. 'ber eine orale Komponente bei männlicher Inversion.' ('An Oral Component in Masculine Inversion.') Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und Imago, 1940, Bd. XXV, Heft 2, S. 124–130.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21:475-476.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Clinical: Grete Bibring. 'ber eine orale Komponente bei männlicher Inversion.' ('An Oral Component in Masculine Inversion.') Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und Imago, 1940, Bd. XXV, Heft 2, S. 124–130.

(1940). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 21:475-476

Clinical: Grete Bibring. 'ber eine orale Komponente bei männlicher Inversion.' ('An Oral Component in Masculine Inversion.') Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und Imago, 1940, Bd. XXV, Heft 2, S. 124–130.

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Just as there is a class of men who are apparently heterosexual but whose latent homosexuality finds expression in the fact that they choose as their sexual partners women who copulate with a great many men, and in this way get into sexual relationship with men, so there is a class of apparently homosexual men who gratify their latent heterosexuality by choosing as their sexual object a man who has had sexual intercourse with many women; for thus they can copulate vicariously with women. An

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illustrative case is that of a patient who was strongly fixated on his mother in an oral way but who saw his younger brother preferred to him by her. He reacted by taking the type of his brother ostensibly as his love-object but in reality as an identificatory object—as a figure through whose means he would get access to women. In his homosexual relations he practised fellatio, but he did not himself have an ejaculation, for his phantasy was to get hold of his partner's penis and semen and use them as his own. His repressed hatred of his male rivals is seen in his desire to take away his partner's penis and virility.

Some types of heterosexual masochists make use of a similar manoeuvre. For instance, a patient used to have a phantasy of kneeling with his head in a woman's lap while a man was beating him behind with some sort of whip. The meaning of this was that he was taking in the man's penis through his anus (and through his mouth, as the associations showed) so that he could employ it with the woman and be very potent towards her.

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Article Citation

S., A. (1940). Clinical. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21:475-476

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