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Kanzer, M. (1954). Observations on Blank Dreams with Orgasms. Psychoanal Q., 23:511-520.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:511-520

Observations on Blank Dreams with Orgasms

Mark Kanzer, M.D.


Forgotten dreams, particularly blank dreams accompanied by orgasm, are traced in their multiple significance through various levels of personality development. Their relationship to shock at the sight of the mother's genitals is stressed and linked with milder and partial obliterations of the dream field that occur in other disorders. Premature ejaculation, for example, may be the waking equivalent of a blank dream with orgasm.

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