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PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Schlossman, H.H. (1966). Circumcision as Defenseā€”A Study in Psychoanalysis and Religion. Psychoanal Q., 35:340-356.

(1966). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 35:340-356

Circumcision as Defense—A Study in Psychoanalysis and Religion

Howard H. Schlossman, M.D.


In conclusion, the clinical material from one patient indicates that small losses, representing circumcision, were used to defend against castration anxiety inherent in the wish for bisexuality. This masochistic pattern offers an explanation for the ritual of circumcision. A consideration of Biblical and mythological material suggests that the Jews used the ritual to ward off the danger of punishment for returning to pre-existing orgiastic religions and to placate a new severe God who, while promising fruitfulness and the fruits of the world, demanded submission and instinctual repression.

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